Sometimes it can be difficult to be productive in the morning; wanting to stay in bed a bit
longer or just taking your time with things. Maybe it’s the first sip of coffee that gets you ready to face the day, or maybe you don’t properly wake up until the afternoon.
'Win the morning, win the day'
So what if you want to be more productive in the morning, but you just can’t get into the habit? Here are some of the things we do to ensure we have a productive morning:
Make a plan
Make sure to write down your jobs for the day so you know what you have on and how much time you’ll need. It’s best to create a to-do list the night before, as it can help you to
focus on your key goals from the second you wake up the next day.
This also helps to combat decision fatigue in the morning, so you already know what needs doing and when. You could even stretch this further by deciding what you’re going to wear or what to have for breakfast.
Wake up at the same time each day
Many people will say that to be successful, you have to wake up at the crack of dawn. That’s not always true, as beneficial waking times can vary from person to person. However, there are benefits to waking up at the same time each day.
Waking up at the same time each day can help you to establish a routine and schedule your tasks better. This can also ensure you have a better nights’ sleep, which then leads to a more productive morning.
Have a routine for when you wake up
When your alarm goes off, it is so important not to snooze it or have a second one as back-up. This is because your body can think you’re wanting to begin an entirely new sleep cycle which can lead to further grogginess when it goes off again.
Instead, sit up and have a glass of water to rehydrate and alert your body. Once you’re up, practice some type of mindfulness, whether that be reading, stretching, or meditating. During all of this, try your best to stay off your phone!
Get the biggest/worst tasks out of the way first
Mark Twain famously said, “if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you.” But what does that mean for you?
If you have a job or task on your mind that feels too difficult or big, then you should get it out of the way first. By getting on with your scary tasks, you then have the rest of the day to get on with the more exciting or smaller jobs.
Start your morning by ticking off those big jobs and you’ll spend the rest of the day feeling happy that you did.
Sometimes the best way to get your brain going in the morning is through exercise or fresh air.
You don’t have to be an avid runner or gym goer to do exercise that helps you, going for a walk can have many health benefits too. By heading out for a walk, you can boost your energy, improve your mood and help you to sleep better at night, which are all great when wanting to be more productive.
The time it takes to form new habits can vary, but if you give these tips a go for over a month, you’ll be well on your way to having productive mornings.
And of course, through all of this, make sure you have your daily dose of our CBD infused cold brew coffee!