How To Use A Morning Routine To Be More Productive
For some of us, our productivity level is at a high in the morning but this can’t be said for everyone. A good start to the day is vital. Starting the morning on a positive note is a great morale boost for the rest of the day. On the other hand, if you do wake up feeling exhausted then chances are you will be fatigued for the rest of the day.
But to make sure your mornings are better? Setting up a morning routine is essential to be more productive. This is because if you’re organised from the offset, it’s easy to follow suit.
Here are some great ways you can add routine to your morning and boost your productivity levels...
Wake up at the same time
And yes, even on the weekend. One of the worst feelings is waking up tired and lethargic. The usual suspect is the fact that we haven’t had enough sleep, so you need to get your sleep in order ASAP. Set yourself a routine, go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. Even if you go to sleep a little later one night, still get up as normal. Although it may be difficult at first, your internal body clock will get used to the timings and hopefully leave you feeling refreshed when your alarm hits.
Take some me time
Sometimes we feel guilty for taking time out for ourselves, especially first thing in the morning. But how can you spend your day helping others if you haven’t looked after yourself first? If you struggle with mornings, make sure you do something that you enjoy. This means you’ll have more reason to get up. Whether it be reading a book, watching your favourite tv programme or simply enjoying your own company. Me time is essential.
Write your to-do list
Get everything off your mind. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the endless pile of tasks you have to do. So write it all down, whether that’s in a list form or a journal. And set your three most important tasks at the top of the list. That way, you know that even if you don’t get everything done, those are the three tasks that need to be tackled first.
Avoid your phone
No one wants to admit it, but we are all addicted to our phones. How many of you wake up and the first thing you do is reach for your phone? There’s no need to be ashamed, we all do it. But it is definitely something we should do a little less of. Give yourself 30 minutes in the morning free from your phone. Don’t look at your emails or check social media, otherwise you’ll be roped into endless messages and a insta hole.
What to do next?
Stick to it for a few weeks and it will soon become a habit and you’ll find your productivity levels at it’s highest aka 100%.