6 Ways to Make Your Morning More Productive

Have you always wanted to wake up early and start the day off productive, but it’s never happened? Having a productive morning does not mean you need to wake up at 4 AM to have more time, it just means you need to reallocate the time you already have. Here are 6 ways to help you have a focused, and energized morning.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The amount of energy you have during the day will always come back to how much sleep you got the night before. It is a lot harder to focus and produce high-quality work when you are exhausted. To improve your sleep cycle, you can try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Even on the weekends. Before you go to bed try to power down all of your electronics and pick up a book instead. The final hour before bedtime should be for relaxation, away from all distractions.

Prep the Night Before

Reducing the number of decisions you have to make each morning allows you to focus on the most important tasks at hand. Start the night before by laying out your outfit, preparing meals, and organizing everything you need for the next day. Having an outfit ready to go can radically cut down your time to get ready in the morning. By meal prepping, you can grab the items you’ve prepared without worry about what you will be eating that day. Taking 10-15 minutes the night before to get organized can make your mornings go a lot smoother.

Don’t Hit Snooze

Although hitting snooze may seem like the best option, it can impact your ability to be productive. By hitting the snooze button, those extra 10 or 15 minutes can actually make you feel more groggy and tired. Getting up when you planned on getting up the night before can set a self-confident tone for the day ahead.

Don’t Check your Phone or Laptop immediately after Waking Up

It is instinctive to grab your phone the minute you wake up to start checking emails, texts, and social media notifications. Even if you don’t see anything wrong with this, it’s actually having an effect on your day. A single email or text can set the tone for the day, so allow your mind some quiet time before checking your notifications. By giving your mind time to wake up, you will be more creative during the workday as well.

Reward Yourself for Getting Out of Bed

Try and give yourself something to look forward to each morning. Whether it’s a workout routine, a good cup of coffee or a new book, incentives can help you forgo hitting snooze. When you’re laying in bed contemplating getting up, these incentives can be the extra nudge you need to get up. The best way to a great morning is to create routines that bring us closer to our goals.

Get Active!

Although you may not feel like it, a morning workout is a great way to start your morning. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout, just any type of movement that helps get your blood flowing. Having a reason to get up knowing it will make you feel better can help you get out of bed. Just remember to stay hydrated, so you can tackle the day with long-lasting energy.

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