Top tips for a day of success
The Night Before
Are you the type of person that would say “I hate mornings”? Struggle to find reasons to leave your bed? If you’re feeling drowsy even after being in bed for nine hours you definitely aren’t getting enough quality rest. Chances are you need to make immediate changes to your routine before you go to bed. Weirdly this is actually where your morning routine starts!
“What happens next…”
It is incredibly tempting to stay up longer just to catch what happens next in episode of that show, scroll through your Instagram feed or read an interesting blog on morning routines. However, research has shown that the blue light emitting from your TV, laptop or smartphone stimulates the brain to stay awake. Read a book instead.
After a stressful day, a lot of people enjoy unwinding with a glass or two. And while you may think drinking yourself to sleep is relaxing, the sleep you get after large quantities of alcohol is actually more like ‘junk’ sleep. Cut down the drinking and you’ll get the REM sleep your brain desperately needs.
Make certain you don’t spend your morning juggling tasks all at once, plan the next morning the night before. It makes all the difference. And there’s more time to eat breakfast.
Think about it. When the night before preparations is done, these slight changes can mean for a quick turnout with no issues.
“Is that my alarm?”
DON’T PRESS SNOOZE. Many say if you keep pressing snooze it’s more likely everything will go downhill from there We set alarms for a reason, right?
It’s found to be that exercise increases productivity, so we recommend going before the shift. We understand that not every person is habitually early but any kind of exercise is better than none. A 10-minute walk on your break or a 6 pm gym class, go for it.
Food for thought
Nobody can focus while hungry, especially when deadlines emerge. Have a substantial breakfast and you’ll be ready for anything the day brings.
Commute To Work
We know it’s hard to do before 10 am, but a smile goes a long way and it’s good for you.
Organise and prioritise
No matter how you travel it’s always useful to organise and arrange your thoughts. Think about what you want to accomplish that day – that way when you get to work, it’s straight to business.
If the gym doesn’t interest you, why not use your commute by walking up the stairs rather than taking the lift makes a difference.
Once you’re at your place of work, revisit that list in your head that you made on the way to work and complete it by the end of the day. Apparently, 10 am is our most productive time, so crack a smile and open those dreaded emails.
When it’s complete, it’s complete so don’t overlook it any longer.
Goals, Goals, Goals
Lunchtime is coming up and you can imagine eating your lunch but try not to lose track of those goals you wanted to achieve today. Perhaps set a goal with a treat at the end of it. For example, by 3 pm, you’ve done that presentation research for tomorrow, you treat yourself to that little chocolate bar.
Conquer your fears
We all have that one feared chore we keep dodging, but putting it on the back burner means it’s no closer to being finished. If you get it done before noon, the rest of the day you can chill and concentrate on the other truckload of things to do.
See it through
It’s mid-morning, you’ve lasted a few hours already. Last to fly through your to-do list whilst continuing to focus and you will attain what you want to. Slight changes can control how productive your morning routine really is.