Morning Practices for a More Productive
By Matilda Davies
Implement 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
There are a few key practices for your morning routine that can help you do just that.
|A good morning routine can set up the tone for a more productive day,
so implement these five key morning practices to increase your productivity levels.
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
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
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
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
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 of cardiovascular 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
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