Being productive during the day can heavily depend on how your day starts from the early hours of the morning. Having a morning routine to follow will help you start your day on a positive note and allow you to get used to doing certain positive things on a daily basis.
If your current morning routine is not working out for you, you might need to implement a few new steps into your current one, so you can make the most out of your every day. Here are some simple tips you can follow in order to achieve that.
1. Leave your phone on the nightstand
When you wake up every morning, you should make it a habit to not stare at your phone as soon as you open your eyes. Even if you find that scrolling through Instagram or even your emails helps you stay awake in the morning, it is not a good habit and it can make you forget which things you needed to get done first thing in the morning.
Therefore, it might be a good idea for you to turn off your alarm and simply leave your phone on the nightstand after you get out of bed. This can give you some time to focus on more important things you needed to get done before you get sucked into your other social media-related obligations.
2. Start the day with some yoga
“Instead of scrolling through your phone to help you wake up, you should try incorporating some yoga into your daily morning routine. Exercising can help you start the day feeling a lot more energetic and truly wake you up after a good night’s sleep”, notes Estelle Leotard, a content writer for Studicus.
In addition to that, you will also be able to always have time to exercise if you make it a habit to do it first thing in the morning. Because of the fact that yoga is not high-intensity and because it focuses so much on stretching, it can help wake you up without making you feel tense during the rest of the day.
3. Go through your to-do list
After finishing your morning exercise, you should go ahead and go through your tasks for the day. If you don’t already have a to-do list, it might be a good idea for you to create one. If you wish to stay away from your phone for a little longer, you can always create a to-do list by hand in your agenda or any small notebook that you can carry with you during the day.
If you wish to use your phone for it, you can try using an app such as Evernote to keep track of your everyday obligations. The point to this is to create a list of tasks that you can time during the day and organize them based on importance. By doing this every morning, you will be much more productive and organized throughout each day by being able to stay on top of your responsibilities.
4. Pick lemon water instead of coffee
It is no secret that most women want to have their cup of coffee first thing in the morning but did you know that coffee can actually make you dehydrated? Apart from that, having a strong coffee first thing in the morning will cause you to experience a drop in your energy levels earlier during the day and this can become a problem if you wish to stay productive for longer than that.
Depending on caffeine to kick start your day is a habit you should try to change if you wish to see a change in your everyday energy levels. One thing you can try instead is having some lemon water first thing in the morning. Giving yourself some vitamin C and some much-needed hydration as soon as you are out of bed will work in your body’s favor and allow you to feel awake and energized without needing a caffeine fix.
5. Don’t skip out on breakfast
The most important meal of the day for many is definitely breakfast and it can truly help you fuel up and stay away from cravings and blood sugar drops during the entire day. Breakfast doesn’t have to take long to prepare and it shouldn’t be something you avoid because you fear it will take crucial time out of your day.
“If you are someone that runs many errands and barely has time to sit down for a proper meal, making time to have breakfast in peace can make a big difference in your everyday routine and productivity levels. You can ever prepare your breakfast meals from the previous night and save time while still getting some important nutrients into your body every day”, advises Marie Fincher, a social media expert and content creator for TrustMyPaper.
6. Pick a daily affirmation
Daily affirmations can help you change the way you see things about your everyday activities and allow you to be more productive naturally. Thanks to the various streaming services available online, you can use Spotify or any other service of your choice to listen to daily positive affirmations depending on the situation you need them for.
Whether you need to stay more productive, have better quality sleep or deal with your anxiety, there is a daily affirmation for everything. Incorporate them into your everyday morning routine and you are bound to experience their benefits in no time.
Finding the right routine for your own needs
While having some certain tips to follow will work in your favor, you should keep in mind that you need to practice whatever makes you feel the best during every day. Listening to your body and understanding what it needs the most each morning is going to help you feel your best and allow you to stay productive.
What steps does your own morning routine consist of? Let us know in the comments below
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