Productivity Hacks to Get Your Morning Start Infographic
No two people work the same. Some people prefer working late into the night, and some people utilize their energy best in mornings. If you are not a morning person but would like to be, the Productivity Hacks to Get Your Morning Start Infographic presents 10 productivity hacks that can help you get the most out of those dreaded mornings.
1. Schedule your most enjoyable tasks for the morning
Waking up is a lot easier when you are looking forward to it. Schedule your favorite tasks for early in the morning so you have something to look forward to when you wake up.
2. Get a good night’s rest the night before
People feel the most rested when they get between 6 to 9 hours of sleep at night.
3. You snooze you lose
Setting snooze only gives you a reason to go back under and potentially sleep through this productive part of your day. Turn the snooze setting off and get into the habit of waking up after the first and only ring.
4. Get moving
Do a quick 7 to 15 minute exercise routine right after you wake up and before you brush your teeth. The physical exertion will get your endorphins pumping, keeping you happy and energized throughout the day.
5. Pick 3 goals for the day
Think of 3 things you want to accomplish that day. Even if you don’t accomplish all three every day, concentrating on them will give you more focus and help you stay future oriented.
6. Make a healthy breakfast
Cut the complex carbohydrates and stick to fruit and whole wheat. It will keep you on task and ready for anything.
7. Make your snacks for the day
Eating a huge meal in the middle of the day is a recipe for an unproductive afternoon. Your stomach ends up working overtime to digest it, leaving you feeling zapped. Pack small snacks to keep you full and energized throughout the day.
8. Wait until you get to the office to open email
The morning is the time to orient yourself and mentally prepare for the rest of the day, so save opening your emails for the office. You can never just respond to one, so safeguard this time for strategic thinking and leave the busywork until later.
9. Limit your news, social media, and YouTube intake
Mornings can rush past once you get sucked into what’s happening on your news feed. Limit yourself to 15 minutes of scouring your social networks. Cut it out completely and save it for the afternoon if 15 minutes starts turning into 60.
10. Keep at it
It takes about 30 days to form firm habits. Don’t worry if you go back to old bad habits, just get back into it the next day!