Morning Rituals to Get You Ready for a Productive Day

Waking up in the morning can be hard.  However, it has to be done because there is work to be done and places to go.  A good morning can set you up for a productive, eventful day.  Starting your morning off right will change your attitude and productivity during that day, allowing you to go to sleep feeling accomplished that night.  Four morning rituals are:

  1. Wake up earlier
  2. Work out or stretch
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast
  4. Make a list of what you want to accomplish that day

Waking up a little earlier every morning has many benefits.  It eliminates the stress from rushing to get ready and the drive to work.  Your mind won’t have to keep wondering if you are going to be late or not.  Wake up early so you have time to enjoy your morning at your house.  You will be able to drink a cup of coffee on your couch instead of worrying about spilling it in the car as you rush to work.

Working out and stretching in the morning is a great way to start off the day.  Getting your body moving helps your blood flow in your brain and muscles.  This will help you concentrate and feel more awake.  The adrenaline will also help you stay focused throughout the day.  It doesn’t have to be for long.  Just 15 minutes of stretching/working out will benefit you.

Eating a healthy breakfast is very important.  If you get up earlier, you will have time to make yourself an egg white omelet with vegetables, oatmeal, or a smoothie, instead of going through a fast food drive-thru.  This will help keep your body fueled until lunch time.  A good breakfast will speed up your metabolism, as well as lowering your cholesterol.  Eating a healthy breakfast will keep you focused at work on the tasks that need to be done.

Before leaving your house for the day, it is a good idea to plan your day out.  Mentally or physically list out the tasks that you want to accomplish.  Not only should this include what you want to do at work, but also what you want to do after work.  If you want to go to the gym, add that to the list.  Having an idea of things you want to accomplish will motivate you to be more productive.

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