In the course of your adult life you will experience approximately 25,000 acres. With that number in mind--make the most of each and every one of them! Here are our top tips for a productive morning.
Start your morning sporty.
Sounds exhausting, but it's true. You don't have to hit the gym for two hours to boost your energy. A bit of physical activity shortly after getting up is often enough to start the day full of energy and stress-free.
- Just 10 minutes of physical activity throughout the day can make a big difference in your energy balance. For example, you can take a short walk, do some yoga in your living room, or jog on the treadmill for a leisurely 10 minutes.
Don't dive straight into the internet in the morning.
Put your phone and laptop aside until you have everything you need to start your day. Make a few rules for yourself about when you check social media. For example, you can try not to look at your phone until you are in the office or at work and have completed at least three tasks.
- Content on social media can cause stress. A lot of people feel worse after reading posts because you always tend to compare yourself to other people.
- Also, don't visit news sites first. You don't want to start the day with a disaster report.
Manage your time well.
Keep an eye on the clock as you go through your morning routine. Give yourself enough time to start the day in peace. You quickly forget the time if you enjoy the shower for too long or have a long breakfast.
- Be aware of how long your routine takes you in the morning and schedule your time accordingly. You may end up with only ten minutes to shower, have breakfast, style your hair, etc.
- Also, keep track of the time as you continue through the day. With a regular look at the clock you can avoid wasting time. You can even set a timer to keep track.
As you start your work for the day, stick to the motto "One thing at a time." Multitasking won't help you get work done faster. You'll find that you end up being even less productive than if you did one thing at a time.
- When you complete a task, focus your energy only on it. Don't get distracted by what's next.
- If you find yourself not concentrating properly, actively/decidedly try to refocus on the task at hand.