A productive morning typically leads to a productive, feel-good day – but getting that productive morning can be a pain when you don’t know where to actually start.
For instance, did you know that a productive morning actually starts the night before?
Plus, it’s all about setting (and keeping up) habits every night and morning! These nighttime and morning habits are what get you into the productive “mood” and keep you there. Here are my five favorite tips for a highly productive morning:
#1. No Phone When You First Wake Up
This one might take a little bit to get used to – if you have difficulty, try charging it in another room! I get it, we all work from our phones and it can be tempting to check in on social, clients, work emails, etc… but, the morning is for us to get in a clear headspace and set ourselves up for a successful day! Opening your messages or emails or socials tells our brain it’s time to work or tune out by scrolling. That’s not what we want for a productive morning.
#2. Embrace Natural Lighting
Open the blinds or curtains to let fresh light in – yes, something as small as this can create a productive morning. Letting in the sun creates a sense of a new and fresh day helping you wake up and forget about yesterday’s problem.
#3. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
And do it BEFORE drinking coffee! Hydration can change your life. You should drink at least 20oz of fresh water in the morning. This tells your body it’s time to wake up and be productive. Plus, it has loads of other benefits like glowing skin, bright eyes, you know the deal… Bonus points if you add in greens supplement like athletic greens!
#4. Get Up & Get Moving
AKA move your body! You can make this even easier by laying out your workout clothes the night before. This eliminates having to make so many choices in the morning which can completely derail your routine or plans. To get moving, you can choose to do a full workout, a yoga sesh, quick stretch, or walk – the point is to move. Preferably outdoors if you can, fresh air always helps!
#5. Set Your Intentions for the Day
I do this by journaling for about 15 minutes to get in the mindset and embodying who I intend to be and what I intend to accomplish for the day. This can also be accomplished by simply writing down a to-do list, writing out a few affirmations, or writing a simple phrase that inspires you!
Journal Prompts to Get Started
If you’re not sure where to start or what to write, try using these three journal prompts:
- What three things would I need to do today to feel accomplished when I go to bed tonight?
- What can I mark off the to-do that will help me feel less stressed once it’s done?
- One thing I can do today to bring me closer to my health goal is…
Are You Ready for a Highly Productive Morning?
Take these tips to heart and try them – even if it’s only for a few days – out for a more productive morning (and day). I promise you’ll want to stick with it!
Don’t forget to come back here and tell me how you feel afterward!