If you’re an easily overwhelmed introvert then an important question for you is: How do you start your day?

The answer can be the difference between calm, contented effectiveness and a chaotic stress bubble.

Here’s how prolific award-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran starts his day – or rather, how he doesn’t start his day:

‘I don’t wake up in the morning and have to answer 50 messages of people asking for stuff, it’s just I wake up and have a cup of tea.’

How does he do that?! we ask, our brows knitting in confused wonder.

Well, he doesn’t have a phone, so there’s that. But also, he obviously puts a premium on enjoying quiet quality time before he begins work.

Later this week I’ll share my 7 essential elements of The Ideal Morning Routine (Even If You’re Not A Morning Person).

But meanwhile, think about how you start your day. The better you understand what you do now, and how well it works (or doesn’t), the more you can benefit from switching up aspects of your morning routine.

And if you’re game, tell me about it in the comments.