9 Simple Ways to Transform Your Morning Routine and Boost Productivity

Your productivity can be significantly affected by what you do when you get up in the morning.

Your morning will often determine how your day unfolds. The most brilliant entrepreneurs understand the importance of taking advantage of this time to increase their energy, keep focused, improve their productivity, and prepare themselves for a busy day.

You can make your day extra productive by adopting any of these nine-morning ritual strategies.

1. Adopt good sleeping habits

If you are still fighting poor sleep quality, it is time to address it. If you still struggle with poor sleep, it could be a sign that your amygdala cannot regulate strong emotions like fear, anxiety, anger, and fear. It is also involved in developing severe conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

You may want to talk to your doctor if you have tried all the environmental remedies for better sleep but still aren’t getting an average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

2. Reducing friction

The night before is the best time to start a great morning routine. It’s essential to make it easy to follow the way that you have created. Set up your coffee and tea brewing equipment. If you are looking to begin a morning journaling routine, place your favorite pen and journal on the bedside table.

You should anticipate the obstacles that may prevent you from following your morning routine. Then, create workarounds for any distractions, allowing you to spend your time on the essential parts of your morning ritual.

3. Get rid of the screens

Most people know that scrolling through distracting feeds on smartphones and tablets at night can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to chronic insomnia. The same goes for focusing first thing in the morning on your screens, which can cause you to lose focus on what’s important.

You can resist the temptation to seek another useless hit of dopamine through the endless stream of content. At least until you finish your ritual. Instead, focus your attention on yourself.

4. Get water

A full glass of water can improve digestion, help maintain a healthy weight, and improve mental focus and mood. One study suggests that drinking more water can improve your cardiovascular health.

You might also want to save your coffee or tea for later in the day. Research shows that cortisol levels and natural alertness are at their highest between 8 and 9 a.m.

5. Make your bed

You’ll feel accomplished every day if you start your day by making your bed. This can help you feel more motivated and create momentum. You’ll also be 19% less likely to have a restful night that night.

6. Move your body

You can start your day with a bit of physical activity, whether it’s running for 30 minutes, doing simple calisthenics (e.g., 20 jumping jacks and 10 pushups), or a whole-body sequence that includes yoga poses.

People find that exercising in the mornings increases their energy levels throughout the day. Just like making your bed in the morning, a little bit of movement each morning can support you feel more accomplished and keep you performing at a higher level.

7. Meditate

Do you want to reduce stress, increase focus, concentration, build and maintain good mental health, improve sleep, and manage chronic pain? All these benefits can be achieved with a simple morning routine.

Start with 10-15 minutes if you are new to meditation. Now, lie down straight with your feet flat on the ground. Next, count your breaths by closing your eyes. If you find guided meditations more comfortable, you can explore guided meditations.

8. Journal

It does not subject if you call it a diary, a log or a journal. Freewriting can help you get lucid on your goals, objectives, and plans. Just consider a few moments to write down your thoughts, ideas, and dreams. This is a great way to identify new opportunities and looming problems before they become urgent and critical.

9. Preview your day

You can increase productivity by making the last step of your morning routine a transitional one. This will allow you to reattach yourself to your business mentally. One study found. This can be done by creating a way of anticipating your day.

Take a moment to review your to-do lists and calendar. Note the most important tasks and make a plan to complete them first. This helps you mentally reconnect to work mode and sharpen your focus on your professional obligations.

Last note: It’s probably not a good idea for you to try them all right away. Choose the “low-hanging fruits” first. You might find some productivity tips more appealing than others, just like most people. First, do what feels natural. Then, schedule the more difficult ideas at different times so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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Samatha Vale
Samatha a senior writer for HC's entertainment team. She is an entreprenuer, mother and an excellent writer. She's also an avid reader, music enthusiast and all around inquisitive person - which is just a nice way of saying she's nosy.

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