Today I wanted to write a post all about getting into a more productive morning routine. Let’s be honest, I’m not the most productive person in the mornings- and I find it hard to force myself out of bed at a reasonable hour.
However, since I’ve started working- and I’ve had to be more effective about time spent on my blog- I’ve had to get into a better morning routine, using the start of the day to be productive and work on my blogging to-do list.
With many people working from home at the moment, having a more productive morning routine can be a great way to start your day- and your morning habits can keep you feeling healthy, happy, and focused throughout the day
Whether you’re a morning person already, or you’re someone who needs a push to get out of bed and ready in the morning- I hope these steps will encourage you to create a more productive morning routine, and help you reach your daily goals.
Below, find 5 steps to a more productive morning routine, helping you achieve your daily goals and get the most out of your mornings.
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1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Drinking water is super important, and especially during the mornings. Pour yourself a big drink of water when you first wake up and make sure to regularly drink water throughout the morning while you work to keep you hydrated and awake.
If you’re going into work at the moment, a water bottle can be super helpful to stay on top of your drinking habits- or if you’re working from home, make sure to keep refilling that glass. I actually use a water bottle even when I’m at home too, as it means I can easily measure how much water i’m drinking during the day.
2. Write a list
One of the best ways to implement a more productive morning routine is to write a to-do list the night before. Choose which tasks and activities you’re going to do in the morning. This means that as soon as you sit at your desk, you can get started- and you don’t need to spend time deciding what to do.
I find lists very helpful as I don’t always wake up as early as I should, and so a well-crafted list means I can get started with work straight away, and I’ve not wasted any more time getting my tasks done.
3. Choose a good place to work
I think preparing a good place to work is so important to a more productive morning routine. If you have a desk or clean area where you can set up your work, this means you have a space to solely focus on your work without any distractions.
At the moment many of us are stuck in the house together, and so it’s tough to work without any distractions at all- but there are ways to reduce morning interruptions. Try and take yourself to a different room, or put in headphones to shut out any distractions.
4. Wake up at the same time everyday
I really do believe this is a great idea if you’re trying to get into a more productive sleep or work routine- although it’s not one that I’m very good at sticking to. Except from my morning shifts, I set my alarm for 8 am every morning and I try to get myself out of bed, dressed, and working by 9.30/10 am.
I’d like to wake up earlier in the next couple of weeks, but I find that waking up at the same time everyday makes me feel like I have a more rigid, productive routine- and when I sit down to work I know I have a few solid hours before lunch.
5. Get some advice
If you find it hard to reach your goals or improve your productivity- and these steps aren’t quite detailed enough for you- I really recommend checking out *Emily’s ebook, “Perfect Productivity“. She writes about how to be productive and meet your goals, all while avoiding procrastination and burn-out along the way.
If you fancy checking out this advice, head over to Emily’s *Gumroad page and find some very helpful, researched resources on being more productive in your routine, working life, and meeting your daily goals. You can find out more about Emily’s book in my recent review.
I hope these steps encourage you to put a more productive morning routine in place, helping you reach your goals every day and stay focused on your aims.
Becoming more productive in the morning can help if you want to focus on your blog, you’re working from home, or you just want to start your day on a positive note.
Do you have a morning routine? Do you have any tips for improving your morning routine? Have you changed your routine since the start of the pandemic?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x