5 Ways to Increase Your Morning Productivity
To my surprise, I’ve become quite the morning person. It could be because I have to wake up at a disgusting hour every day of the week. I like to think it’s because I like to milk each day for what it’s worth. Today, I’m sharing a few of the ways I like to start my mornings off on the right foot and increase my morning productivity.
Get Up and Go
How many times have you decided you were going to wake up early, only to hit snooze 5 times before actually waking up? Stop wasting those beautiful morning hours of the day! Instead, set a realistic wake-up time. Then, when your alarm goes off, don’t hit snooze. As difficult as it might seem, just getting up isn’t so bad. The sooner you get up and start moving, the more refreshed you will feel.
One of the first things you should do upon waking up is drink a glass of water. This will get your metabolism up and running for the day. It will also re-hydrate your dehydrated brain, ridding you of that groggy feeling you might get in the morning. But, don’t stop there– continue to drink water throughout the day. It is so good for your skin, body, and mind!
Make a List
Instead of plopping on the couch and scrolling through social media, give your day some direction. Make a list of the most important things you want to get done that day. This will help your focus your mind and energy on your goals each morning.
Set an Intention
Continuing with the theme of mindfulness, it can be so helpful to set an intention each morning. It can be something as simple as “I will be positive today,” or “I will invest in myself today.” Remind yourself of this intention as the day goes on. This will lift your spirits, streamline your energy, and help you stay mindful of what is important to you that day.
Start the Night Before
Tie up any loose ends before you go to bed each night. Finish your chores, check everything off of your to-do list, and make sure you go to bed with a clean slate. By leaving the past in the past, you can begin each new day with a fresh perspective and open mind.
What’s your secret to having a productive morning? Let me know in the comments!