Have you ever woken up feeling like you really don’t want to do today? Or that you have far too much on your to-do list that you just can’t see how you’re going to get it all done?
If you can answer yes, then you need these five little routines to help you boost your productivity. Some times we all need a helping hand.
Snooze Free Zone
You must start your day by getting out of bed, but how many of you snooze your alarm? Did you know that by pressing the snooze button 543 times before you get out of bed, you’re already setting the mood for the rest of the day? The best way to start the day productively is to skip the snooze and respond to you’re alarm by waking up straight away.
House of Hygiene
Stumbling bleary-eyed across the landing to the bathroom is a typical morning occurrence (yes, it happens to the best of us). Nothing beats this early morning confusion like an excellent old hygiene practice. From personal experience, I’m much more productive if I’ve had a shower in the morning compared with the days I have only had a quick wash.
In its strictest sense, meditation is the act of purposeful reflection. However, a pure moment of mindfulness and being ‘in the moment’ is more than adequate for a productive day. In fact, a productive day can often arise from just one moment of mindfulness. Some of my best creative ideas come out of it, and I just can’t wait to act on them.
Exercise in the morning is one of the best things you can do to start your day on a high. It’s essential to get your body moving, your blood pumping, and those good vibes going. I love my daily morning walk. Admittedly, it’s not happening so much at the moment. However, I still try to get in some exercise to get my body moving and the blood pumping.
Finally, planning your day is vital. You don’t have to plan to the letter, but having an idea, no matter how rough, of what you want to achieve will keep you moving through to the end. I time block my day, but make sure I leave around two hours worth of white space in case something unexpected crops up – that way I don’t feel like my plan is being veered too far off course.