Do you ever wake up and you remember all the stuff you have to do, and you just want to hide under the covers and not come out? That feeling is all too known for many of us. But you must realise that the first few minutes of your morning are the most important part of your day, and can set the tone for productivity and positivity.
We’ve listed top 5 routines that would help make it getting into your day easier, and ultimately result in creating a perfect day.
1. Have a glass of water
, hitting snooze only confuses your body more and can negatively affect you for two to four hours after you wake up. So, rather than pressing the button, try chugging a glass of water to rehydrate yourself. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins and gives your brain fuel.
Aside the physical benefits of drinking water in the morning, it makes you feel as if you’ve kicked off the day on the right foot. It does as mush as making you feel more refreshed and helping you have more natural energy throughout the morning. With this, you’ll find it easier to go into your day to begin set tasks.
2. Have at least 30 minutes of no screen time
If you’re one of the those that check their social media or email as soon as they wake up – stop that now! It sets you up for a day of being enslaved to technology, and your morning time should be reserved just for you. This might mean disabling notifications on your home screen so you’re not tempted by that Facebook update or mounting emails.
Answering requests and bouncing from task to task first thing in the morning is guaranteed to derail you. Instead, start your day by completing one task that requires focus, something as simple as making your bed and focus solely on that one task until it’s done.
3. Review your goals
Everyone has goals. Whether they are big or small, we all have things that we want to accomplish. And being able to accomplish set goals definitely makes everyone happy. Get up each morning and review your goals. It’ll make starting your day easier because you’ll have reasons to get up and go.
When you have set goals, it means there’s something in the day waiting for you to take hold of. On the other hand, when you get up in the morning, and there doesn’t seem to be anything you’re hungry to begin, it makes you more relaxed, making it more difficult to go into the day.
4. Complete a few tasks the night before
The difference between well-put-together folks and every other person? Those smarties do everything they can the night before. Everything. Like make breakfast and plan an outfit and leave their purse by the front door. That way they can sleep for an extra ten minutes and not look like they just rolled out of bed.
To make it easier to begin your day, then try as much as possible to have less tasks in the morning. The thought of having less to do alone, will get you pumped up to go into your day as soon as possible.
5. Schedule your day
Without a schedule, it’s frighteningly easy to get to the end of the day and realize you’ve achieved nothing of importance. At the very least, you should make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish during the day and decide where your priorities lie.
Make a list of the tasks you want to complete by the end of the day. Try to be realistic about your efficiency instead of creating a lengthy list of tasks that will be impossible to complete.