Morning: 5 ways to make it best
Morning, it should be wonderful, fresh, full of energy.
For the rest of our day, the mood we set for ourselves in the morning sets the tone. If you start your day feeling hurried and unsettled, odds are that when you get to work and for the rest of the day, you will feel the same way. So something you can do on a relaxed, happy, and stress-free note to start your day is well worth the effort.
… And it takes commitment.
Some days … yeah, you shirk the schedule and escape into the backdoor of the office with your top on yesterday and a blast of fresh air for breakfast. It’s happening.
Although it might sound pretty magical for a fantastic morning moment, there is more to the perfectly fruitful day than mysterious powers at work. In fact, a morning routine leading to efficiency is a science you can apply in your own life.
But is there a right way for a fruitful morning to happen? Will the morning routine and balanced breakfast still lie in it?
Productive individuals are not productive without effort; it takes preparation, determination, and exceptional time management. The positive thing is that, for you, what works for them will work.
Here are 5 of the most widely used techniques for extremely productive individuals who want to make the most out of their mornings and set the stage to get them through their hectic days with a relaxed, productive mind-set.
1. Wake up early in the morning
We’ve always heard that people are the biggest achievers in the morning: “You have to be one of the 5 am warning party!” If you’ve been sleeping for the past 6 am, so you’re still late! Or the notorious “The early bird catches the worm!” And they’ll consider jumping straight into a freezing tub to make things any worse. Groan. Hmm. Where’s the button for a snooze? Does sleep-difference only matter for a few minutes or hours?
The main factor isn’t how long you get out of bed. The most important thing can be a healthy morning routine – no matter when you get up. Your body knows what it can do and why. If you cannot fall sleep before midnight, don’t push yourself to be part of the 5 am-club.
When your body is prepared to get enough sleep and wake up that can lead to a productive day more frequently than dragging yourself out of bed hours before your brain is ready. Moreover, the habit will not last long. You can’t push it if you’re not a morning person and your body will just work for you for a couple of days until it says “no more !”
2. Know and practice what induces the most creative state of you
If you just are not familiar with yourself, you cannot get the best out of your mornings. You must know what makes it easier to perform your morning rituals. This could mean what time you need to get up and what place your imagination is going to put in motion.
Do you need to set, or turn off, your alarm clock? Or do you have to put your easel, I-pod, or running clothes next to your bed, or do you just listen to a certain song? Find out what’s going to make the day look great.
3. Just get the blood flowing
A morning workout regimen is recommended by most professionals. However, not everyone’s cup of tea is a prescribed work-out regimen, nor is it the best way to keep your adrenaline pumping and your mind primed for the day’s challenges.
Taking your dog (or yourself if you do not have a dog) for a brisk walk around the neighborhood if you are not the work-out kind. The fresh air and sunshine will activate hormones that will boost your mood during the day and give you stamina.
People who participate in daily activities are calmer, healthier, and more able to cope with depression or anything the day throws at them, according to research. Integrating a workout into the morning will improve your productivity and place you in the right mood for the day.
It doesn’t have to be an extreme physical exercise, it will be what you need to get your day going in the right direction, maybe commuting or taking a stroll around your neighborhood or doing some yoga.
Try to turn on some up-beat tunes if walking isn’t your thing and mix it up while you dress or make breakfast.
4. Eliminate morning Decision-Making tasks
Often, taking a head start on it the night before is the perfect way to have a fruitful morning. Make a routine of it!
Most productivity specialists and accomplished individuals spend their evenings planning for the next day because having an early start on essential work (and breakfast) keeps their mornings free.
It is efficient to prepare the evening before and we have a finite amount of willpower and decision-making capability every day. For the remainder of the day, the prospect of making so many options in the morning can slow you down and empty your brain. You’ll have more flexibility and time to have the most efficient morning you can, if you can remove decision-making from your mornings!
So, set up your regular to-do list the evening before. Subscribe to the idea that the PM will launch an AM routine.
5. Don’t let you get distracted by technology
It’s unusual to meet someone in the tech-frenzied world in which we live today who doesn’t wake up and search their phones for updates immediately (or almost immediately). If this is needed by your work, my advice is to avoid the tug.
Emails and text messages are very easy to get derailed, which can lead to needless scrambling to get out the door on time. Getting out the door late, like speeding (dangerous) and being late to work (stressful), sets off a whole chain of bad scenarios, so why set yourself up for that?
Update your job email at work and on breaks with your personal email. During the night, anything so urgent occasionally occurs that you first need to hear about it at the start of the day (and if the message were so urgent, it wouldn’t be delivered electronically anyway).
For a productive day, build your perfect morning routine
Mornings aren’t meant to be tough. You will set yourself up for more success during the day by doing a couple of centered tasks when you wake up. If revising your morning routine all at once sounds overwhelming, add one new exercise a week to see if you notice progress.
They say, after all, that if you win in the morning, you win the day. Don’t any of us deserve to win in life?