Being productive is not only tough but can be daunting. With soo much going on in our minds, starting the day with a healthy morning routine makes all the difference. It often takes a few simple habits to get us feeling energized and boost our motivation that sets a perfect tone to be more productive in the morning.
Recently since last year, I have been working from home full time for my day job and for my blog It’s so important for me to start my day on a productive note to manage both jobs simultaneously.
The idea of being productive especially in the morning has changed my life for the best. Earlier I used to be a night owl and my most productive time used to start in the evening from 6 pm onwards. I firmly believed that I could never ever be a morning person in my life! It seems so hard (I used to think) always! But these little steps rather habits kept me motivated, energized and set me back on track to be more productive than ever before.
Working from home isn’t easy at all. Keeping oneself motivated is one of the biggest challenges that most of us face every day.
To be very frank I was never a self-productive type of person, rather a lazy one I used to go to bed, post 12 am and used to wake up after 8 am. Now looking back on where I came from, I realize the amount of time I wasted. Today to this day, I am still not as productive as I should be. This is something I deal with at times and it’s perfectly ok!
Being lazy or unproductive can never define your worth. It’s the smalls steps, those itsy bitsy habits that help us to get better with each day.
There are days and there will be days when you and I will not feel motivated, will be in no mood to do anything, just lie silently on the couch, or just want to binge-watch Netflix and hey, that’s absolutely ok! don’t kill yourself over this!
By adopting several essential but easy day-to-day habits that too step by step over the past year has really help me to keep myself motivated when being unproductive just isn’t an option.
Having a healthy routine makes all the difference in being productive especially in the morning when our brains are quite alert and ready to pump those productive juices!
So, let’s get into some helpful tips (habits) by implementing which you can boost your productivity and your motivation levels.
These tips (habits) are the things I personally implement every single day to get the stuff done and be productive when I wake up in the morning. These habits have made a huge difference in my day-to-day life to keep me on my toes without any stress or pressure.
Plan the night before
Yes, you heard it right “the night before”! I have had my share when I used to wake up in the morning and start planning my to-do list, tasks like first thing in the morning.
It works, no doubt but that guesswork first thing in the morning seems stressful sometimes and the time wasted in thinking and jotting it down is too overwhelming. This is something coming from a person who used to be lazy and not so productive.
Knowing the previous night the task that needs to get done and have them pinned down in your journal, notebook or planner gives a sense of clarity.
The key here is, not to get overwhelmed by the long list of tasks that needs to be done. Instead, jot down the task in order of importance and try to limit it to only 3-4 things at max. These must be the things that will make your day more productive, keep you motivated and ahead of time.
Remember, it’s not until the end of the day when you get a clear picture of what needs to get done the next day. So before heading to bed always make sure to jot down the important task that needs to be attended for the next day.
Get a good night’s sleep for about 8 hours max. Make sure you have a consistent sleep schedule every night.
Go to bed and wake up at the same exact time each day. This will help you to have a much better-focused mindset and lots of energy for the rest of the day. Make sleep your number one priority and see the benefits for yourself!
Set a routine
By far this is the most important step to get productive in the morning.
Having a morning routine is more than enough to motivate you to be more productive and successful in tackling the task.
Sticking to an effective morning routine in the first hours of your day will set you up for a successful, balance and productive day ahead.
Having a perfect morning routine keeps you energized regardless of what situations come your way.
Remember, the key here is to make a routine that will help get you motivated. There is no such thing as a perfect morning routine, so be kind to yourself and make a routine that is perfect for you and not stressful or overwhelming.
Tidy your space
Cluttered space ruins productivity! No matter how productive you feel but when you are sitting around a cluttered space it subconsciously affects your productivity.
I have been there and have experienced it first hand.
Having a tidy space to wake up is absolutely important. It helps us focus better and calms our minds.
Cluttered spaces not only make one feels overwhelmed, uninspired but will demotivate and create a stressful environment.
I know … I know… this is sooo obvious, right? but you know what, this is actually the hardest step to take!
Get started on the task as soon as you can. Once we are done with our morning routines (rituals) half the battle is won.
We are already feeling a little motivated and productive so why delay?
There have been soo many instances where I just did not feel like starting my laptop and sitting in front of it to get over with some seriously boring work but once you force yourself to start working, the magic happens and before you know instead of putting things away for another day you have actually started the work and have been productive throughout the day!
This feeling is absolutely mind-blowing!!
Eat a healthy breakfast
Having a healthy well-balanced breakfast that is protein-rich, fiber-rich will help you focus on your important task and boost productivity throughout the day.
Nourishing your body is utterly important to be highly productive.
Never ever skip your breakfast!
So here we are, these are some of the most important baby steps that helped me to increase my productivity in the morning and transformed me from being a night-owl to being active, focused and be productive all throughout the day, especially in the morning.
What is one such habit of yours that helps to keep motivated, productive & helps you stay focused?
I would be very much interested to hear and would love to implement your habits for being more productive in the morning!
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