So, I am guessing you are here because you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Well, don’t we all! But do not worry, I have some super exciting tips that really do work if you apply them with each other.
We will be covering everything from planners to breakfasts, to turning up at work. These tips are little changes you can make to your life that will have a big impact on your productivity.
Most of us turn up at work or school half-asleep, not looking forward to the rest of the day. So, what you must do is get yourself in the right mindset. By starting with these tips, you should be extra ready for the day ahead of you.
So, let us jump right in.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Healthy eating is the key to a lot of minor issues you may be having. If breakfast is something you struggle with you need to look into how to start living a healthier lifestyle. Some people believe that healthy eating means eating less. But that’s not quite right!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Without breakfast, you will be low on energy and you will not be able to focus as well on things. You can easily whip up a yummy breakfast with some granola and yogurt!
Shower in the morning
Having a warm shower in the morning can wake you up more and make you more ready for the day. If you just drag yourself out of bed, sometimes you are not fully awake. Of course, some people shower every morning regardless, so this will be an easy one for you to carry on with.
Another thing you might not know is that when you wake up in the morning your body is covered in sweat and bacteria from the sheets so for your body’s sake, a shower would do some good!
Separate work from rest
If you are working from home, sometimes it can be harder to stay productive as you are working in the same place you are living. The most important thing to do whether you are studying from home or working from home is to move out of the bedroom. It has been proven that if you try to do work in the same place you sleep, your brain becomes confused.
To read more about the importance of separating work from rest (and how to implement it at your desk), check out this post:
Drink a glass of water
When you wake up in the morning, your body has not had water for a long period. You need to hydrate yourself before you get started for the day. A cold glass of water will help to wake you up and get your muscles working again.
Lemon water is thought to benefit the body in multiple ways. It is thought to aid digestion, act as a source of vitamin C, improves your skin quality, and freshens your breath.
And if you’re working away from home, don’t forget to bring a large water bottle with you to stay hydrated!
Keep your mind clear from work until you get there
Keeping that work-life balance is crucial. Similarly, when you start your morning at work, move your phone out of arms reach so you are not thinking about the jobs you need to do at home whilst you are at work. If you mix up the two it can be confusing, and it will not give you the best start to your morning.
Of course, sticking to this rule if you are studying or working from home can be a lot harder. If this is the case, then try and break up your day, giving yourself half an hour break here and there when you can go on your phone.
Create a daily schedule
Moving on from the last point, a daily schedule can be helpful to increase your productivity. If you go through this in the morning, then you will know exactly which tasks need to be done and the deadlines by which they need to be done by.
I personally love a daily schedule. In fact, I write myself daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules on a productivity planner; but of course, you should still do something that you can handle. Remember that there is no point in writing an unrealistic plan!
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Do the hardest job first
If your day is looking like it is going to be a hard one, then the best thing to do is get the hardest job done first. If you leave it till last, then the rest of the day you will be thinking about the difficult task. You will not be fully focused on your other tasks because you cannot stop thinking about the hard one.
If possible, walk to your destination
If you can walk instead of drive to your workplace, then this means you will be able to get some fresh air. Fresh air does wonders for you. It will wake you up if you are still a little tired.
You are meant to get 10,000 steps a day which is proven to be very hard if you work in an office or study all day. So, walking to and from your destination can be a great way to get some steps in.
Walking is one of the best exercises you can do, and it helps with so many things including improving your sleep, improving your breathing, and improving your blood circulation.
So that is all my tips for now on how to become more productive in the morning. I hope you will be able to use these tips to your advantage!
Of course, different things work for different people, so you must go through some trial and error to see what works best for you. For someone like me who is obsessed with planning, creating the daily schedule helped me massively.
However, if someone is more laid back then they are less likely to follow and stick to a schedule. So, trying to eat healthily and drink lemon water may have a better effort on their productivity than a schedule would.
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