7 Ways to Turbo-charge your Productivity – starting 1st thing in the Morning
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to intelligent preparation, excellence and focused effort to achieve your objective.”
Topics: Prepare, Sunshine, Water>Coffee, Exercise, Eating Habits, Deep Breathing, Focus on your Passion.
These simple routines can put productivity on automatic until you’re fully up to speed. Trying to find motivation under regular circumstances is hard enough, let alone if you are tired and facing a heavy workload. Increasing your productivity in the morning may seem impossible but – believe it or not – there are techniques for boosting your productivity beginning the moment you wake up. To help you get started, I’ve put together a list of 7 Tips to help you increase your productivity and get more done in the mornings and help you all thru the day.
1. Prepare before you go to Bed.
The best way to set yourself up for a productive day is to plan it the previous night. Be as specific as possible and create a routine – to which you can stick. Some things you could organize the night before could be:
- The clothes you’re going to wear
- What you’re going to have for breakfast
- The time you want to arrive at work
- The tasks on which you’re going to work and in what order by priority
2. Awaken to the Sunshine.
We all know that humans require a certain amount of sunlight to be healthy. Depriving ourselves of it can have an adverse effect on our well-being. The same principle applies to waking up and being productive! Our bodies are programmed to be awakened by sunlight, so you should open your curtains and let in natural light every single morning. This will signal your body and tell your brain it’s time to get the day started, coming up to full productivity sooner as you get into your work.
3. Drink Water before you drink Coffee.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but water is undoubtedly the most important factor when it comes to productivity & good brain function. You should start hydrating yourself as soon as you wake up (a bottle in the fridge) and maintain a steady pace throughout the rest of the day by having a Water Bottle close at hand – so you can have a little drink – when your body tells you to. Staying hydrated can help increase productivity, because it can decrease stress levels. It also keeps you energized, allowing you to think more clearly. In addition, drinking plenty of water can help prevent headaches, stop your body from over-heating, strengthen your immune system and just good, overall health.
4. Exercise a little every Morning.
Taking a few short minutes for working out each morning, can help increase your energy levels and will not cost you much time. Exercising every morning before you get ready for work can help promote both your physical & mental health. Besides increasing energy & oxygen levels, exercising will most likely help you to come up to full productivity earlier. This means you will get over the morning slump faster – allowing you to have more control over what you can accomplish during the early hours, afternoon slump and the whole day.
5. Upgrade your Eating Habits.
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat”, and this is especially true in the mornings. Too many Western diets revolve around saturated fats and high sugar contents, which can result in fluctuating or low energy levels. Instead of having sugary cereal or a bagel for breakfast, opt for a fruit smoothie, yogurt, or other high-energy foods (ie, eggs) that boost your productivity levels. Try going beyond your normal routine. If you’re rigid about 3 meals a day, when your hungry, have a healthy snack (ie, fruit, protein drink, celery sticks, etc). You can also change your portion sizes. Everyone is different, so try to find a balance and figure out what works best for you.
6. Quell any Anxiety with Deep Breathing.
Not surprisingly, many people suffer from decreased productivity as a result of high anxiety. If your main problem is anxiety/stress, or you don’t know where or how to get started, you may want to start practicing deep breathing exercises. Breathing exercises can help you control your anxiety levels and increase your productivity at the same time. Be mindful that this skill requires some time to develop. Give yourself a chance to practice at home and learn how to control your breathing to then apply it to your working environment.
7. Focus on your Passion.
The reason most successful people always have energy, is because they get involved with projects that align with their passions. If you’re not already doing this, it may take some evaluation to determine what’s best for you and planning of how to work it into your schedule. Remember, you need to be in an industry that inspires & motivates you. The sooner you find something you are passionate about – and follow it – you will notice that your energy level and moods improve.
Conclusion. Although increasing productivity in the mornings can be a challenging task, you have the power to learn techniques that will help you change your routine. By following the steps above, you will be able to take control of your mornings and start taking advantage of your own potential to become your most productive self.
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from Entrepreneur.com 19 May 17 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
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