Despite being a multi-billionaire and planning to colonize Mars, Elon Musk has surprisingly realistic daily goals.
For starters, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO wants to revamp his daily routine, starting with when he wakes up. During a recent interview with Full Send Podcast, Musk said he checks his phone first thing in the morning – and he thinks it could be harmful to his health.
“I have a bad habit – which I suspect a lot of people have – of immediately checking my phone [le matin] said Musk on the show. “It’s a terrible habit, actually.”
Mr Musk, who previously told Auto Bild – a German car magazine – that he spends the first 30 minutes of every day checking emails, now says he wants to replace that habit with a workout.
” I have [besoin] exercise and get in better shape,” Musk said on the Full Send podcast. “So I’m going to go from immediately looking at my phone as soon as I wake up to exercising for at least 20 minutes – then looking at my phone. »
Musk is far from an anomaly. According to IDC Research findings, around 80% of smartphone users check their phone within the first 15 minutes of waking up.
And, his replacement routine is probably healthier: Research indicates that clear, early workouts can also improve productivity. In 2019, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that daily moderate exercise in the morning improved participants’ short-term memory, attention and decision-making.
Musk, who typically goes to bed around 3 a.m. and is woken up at 9:30 a.m., said his smartphone habit was kind of born out of anxiety. He wants to make sure he didn’t miss any business emergencies while he slept.
“I run SpaceX and Tesla, so there’s usually some sort of thing that happened overnight,” he said on the podcast.
This isn’t the first time Musk has spoken publicly about his vices — or his motivation to curb them. In the same interview with Auto Bild in 2014, he said he tried to reduce his caffeine intake so he wouldn’t be so excited at work.
“There were probably times when I took eight [Diet Cokes] a day or something ridiculous,” Musk said in that interview. “I think these days it’s probably one or two, so nothing too crazy.”
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