MORNING HABITS THAT GET YOU THE RIGHT MOMENTUM
It is often said that when you lose an hour in the morning, you will spend all day looking for it. Creating a healthy morning routine makes you wake up energetic, productive and happy.
Here are some of my favourite ways to have a productive day by starting your day with the right habits. Try to adjust your morning habits to set yourself up for a successful, extremely productive day. Hopefully, these methods will help you as much as they have helped me.
Fuel your body with an amazing breakfast
Have you ever noticed how some mornings you feel great and ready to tackle the world and other days you have a mid-day slump? Having a healthy breakfast can help keep you feeling energized. Avoiding excessive sugar in the morning can help prevent a mid-day crash. If your mornings are usually pretty rushed, do everything you can in advance. Fueling your body with a healthy breakfast can help set you up for success all day long.
Kickstart your day with a plan
After your healthy breakfast, launch into your day with a plan. I believe it’s very important to plan out your day. It doesn’t have to be a totally rigid schedule, but a tentative schedule with time blocks to accomplish certain tasks seems to work great. It works best for me to take a few minutes at the end of every day to write out my plan for the next day. When I have a plan for my day, it helps me get started on my goals and priorities immediately the next morning, rather than lounging around and saying “I don’t feel like it today.”
Eat your frog
One of my favourite productivity quotes is by Mark Twain, who said, “Eat a live frog first thing every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” If you’re like me, there are certain tasks you tend to procrastinate because they are scary or overwhelming. The task you dread on your schedule is your frog. When you complete your dreaded task (aka eat the frog) right away in the morning, you’ll start your day feeling accomplished and have the momentum and confidence you need to get other tasks done.
What habits help you kickstart your day?