Notice how certain people seem to have effortless, calm mornings, while the rest of us rush through early hours in a whirl of bleary-eyed chaos? If you’re looking to up your morning routine and breeze your way into a day full of productivity and organization, take note of these morning routine habits and implement some of these tricks into your own life. Soon enough, you’ll be living your own version of a highly organized life, from sunrise to sundown.
They don’t check their phone immediately.
When you immediately grab the phone as soon as you wake up, you can get lost in that black hole of emails, headlines, and social media posts that suck up those precious morning minutes. Instead, sit up in bed immediately upon waking, and take deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling for at least 30 seconds,. By centering yourself without technology, you’ll be much happier and less overwhelmed when you’re just beginning to adjust to the new day at hand.
They do a few things they love.
Next, give yourself permission to engage in the activities you love, like meditation, yoga, or music, in very small amounts of time in the morning. Wake up your body and mind with movement and auditory stimulation from anywhere to 10 to 20 minutes, and you’ll rid yourself of any extra negative emotions or energy before sitting down at your desk to be productive for the day. This practice could also include activities to nourish your body, such as making a healthy breakfast, smoothie, or snack.
They set realistic daily goals.
Add one thing at a time to your to-do list, limiting the number of tasks to be completed. If you try to take everything all at once, you’ll burn out and want to quit before you’ve given yourself the chance to succeed. Even if you have other must-do tasks to complete on a particular day, think about how you can simplify or spread them out differently on your schedule. Keep in mind that not everything has to be taken care of right away to ensure that you have a productive day.
They declutter their workspace beforehand.
We all love to begin our days to a cleared off coffee table, desk, and sink. Experts say that these are the three main areas of your home that you should pay attention to before starting your day. That way, you will increase your productivity during the workday, and at the same time, you can focus on some R&R once the workday is complete. Streamline whatever you can before you log in to Zoom or Teams, and you’ll enjoy a cleaner environment as you plow through your to-do list.
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