9 Things to Do Every Morning for the Most Productive Day09.09.2021
No matter if you are a morning person or a night owl, a good routine can help improve productivity, prevent burnout, and manage your mental load.
Here are nine morning rituals that will boost your performance and wellbeing.
1. Get up early
People who are successful rise early in the morning to be ready for whatever disruptions may arise. Start by getting up 15-30 minutes earlier every day if you find it difficult to get up very early in the morning. This will make it feel more natural.
Although it’s common to feel tired for the first few weeks or days, it is normal to feel sleepy. However, waking up at the exact same time every day will help you to establish your circadian rhythm. This will make it easier to get up each morning and to fall asleep at night.
2. More water, please!
Hydration is vital for effective waste product elimination, metabolism, gut health, and skin health. Hydration is also important for cognitive function because the brain is made up of approximately 75 percent water.
Many of our internal fluids are used over night for these vital functions. Your body will be dehydrated when you wake up because you haven’t been drinking while sleeping. A glass of water each morning can help you feel more awake and ready to tackle the day.
Although physical activity can increase concentration, mood, and energy, it isn’t always easy to find the time. It’s a great way of starting your day.
You can make a difference in your long-term and immediate wellbeing by setting your alarm 30 minutes earlier so you can go for a walk at your local coffee shop or to take a yoga class at home.
Meditation can have many benefits for mental health, stress management and burnout. Meditation can be an effective way to relax and feel calm, especially for people who work in stressful environments or suffer from anxiety.
Meditation is OK to be done at any time, but it is best to meditate in the morning to set the tone for your day, and to help you respond to difficult situations with calm and mindfulness.
You don’t have to meditate for more than 10 minutes per day to reap the benefits.
5. Eat a nutritious breakfast
A healthy meal and breaking your fast is a great way of starting the day. It replenishes the body’s glucose stores, which is vital for proper functioning.
Healthy breakfasts can help you manage your weight better by providing fuel before you become hungry, which will reduce the likelihood of succumbing later to unhealthy conveniences.
You can also get essential micronutrients at breakfast, which will support your brainpower, mood, and energy, and help you prevent fatigue and improve your immune system.
6. Listen to a podcast or read a book
People who wake up in the morning often consider the early hours a sacred time for them to have ‘me’ time before everyone else awakes and their daily lives begin to take focus.
You can make time for yourself, whether you commute or work at home, by reading a book and listening to a podcast or sipping tea or coffee in the mornings.
7. Practise gratitude
It has been proven that gratitude can improve mental and bodily well-being, increase job satisfaction, and lead to deeper, more restful sleeping.
You can incorporate gratitude into your daily life by making it a part of your morning routine, such as your morning yoga practice or morning shower. This will make it easier to form the habit and allow you to enjoy the benefits of gratitude faster.
8. Plan your day
Although it’s tempting to respond to all emails immediately, taking the time to plan your day will help you manage time and avoid unnecessary stress from short deadlines and unexpected surprises.
To-Do lists allow you to prioritize the most important tasks and make you feel more in control. This will help you feel more productive, less stressed, and more in control.
9. Make it possible
You can make your morning routine more sustainable and less overwhelming by experimenting with a few of these rituals at once to find what works for you. Stressing yourself out about having to change every aspect of your morning routine is a recipe for stress.
There are many demands on our energy and time, so some actions may not be possible. You can be kind to yourself, and take a realistic approach to help you get more productive and rejuvenating mornings.