Morning Practices for a More Productive
By Matilda Davies
these 5 steps into your morning productivity routine
Who among us wouldn’t love to tick a few more boxes off our to-do lists every day?
The way you begin your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, and your morning routine can have a big
impact on your productivity levels.
There are a few key practices for your morning routine that can help you do just
|A good morning routine can set up the tone for a more
so implement these five key morning practices to increase your
Meditation has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, better
sleep, more energy, an increased sense of wellbeing, decreased blood pressure, and increased immunity. What that
means for your to-do list: more done.
Begin your morning with a simple ten to fifteen minutes of meditation, your evening self will thank you later.
|Practice meditation to improve your overall wellbeing
and have a more productive day.
Like meditation, exercise also offers a
number of benefits for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, and it can also provide you with more
energy for your day. And by getting your exercise routine out of the way, you can create more mental space
all—there’s no afternoon or evening workout hanging over your head.
No need to pay for a gym membership or brave the cold and dark of the early
morning, there are plenty of at-home
exercises you can use for your morning routine.
|Depending on your situation, cycling to your work can
be part of your
regular exercise routine. Even help you get through traffic congestion easily.
3. Don’t hit snooze
Your body needs time to wake up. If you eat up your morning by continuously
hitting snooze, you’re throwing away valuable time for not only allowing your body to wake up, but time that can be
used for getting your day in order.
4. Don’t skip the coffee
Everyone’s favorite chemical, caffeine, is a powerful stimulant that can help fuel
your day. A morning cup of coffee is a great way to stimulate your senses, wake you up, and even reduce your risk
disease. Plus, some evidence suggests that the smell of coffee can
even reduce stress.
|Coffee can be both, a powerful stimulant and a
relaxing part of your morning routine.
5. Wait until you get to work to...well,
Lack of work-life balance is a sure-fire way to kill
productivity. So restrain yourself from checking emails until you get to the office and don’t take work calls at
home. By reserving your morning for meditation, exercise, a quiet cup of coffee, a few moment of solace, you can
ensure you have enough mental energy to take on your day with all you’ve got.
Matilda Davies lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she writes about health and wellness and is a
contributing writer at House
Method. In her free time, she enjoys
yoga, hiking, and walking her dogs.