How many times have you realized that you’ve had a hectic day but still didn’t accomplish much? You feel like your days are just passing by, and you have no idea how.
Your entire day depends on how you spend your morning. If you are spending your morning focusing on the wrong things, you are most likely to lack enthusiasm, motivation, and energy to do the right things during the rest of your day.
By avoiding the following three habits, you will have a productive day with extra leisure time for yourself.
1. Planning your day
Plan your entire day to stay organized’ is one famous piece of advice, but many people fail to recognize that you are too late if you set up your to-do list in the morning itself.
Being organized is the way to go, but you shouldn’t get organized first thing in the morning. On the other hand, your to-do list should be ready when you wake up.
To have a productive day, set your priorities before going to bed. Don’t allow your mind to feel overwhelmed in the first hours of your day. Instead, set your goals and importance in the night.
2. Getting straight to work
Mornings are the perfect time to take care of your mind and health. But most people find it hard to incorporate healthy habits into their schedules. And the majority just end up getting up early enough to make it to work on time.
Instead of waking up and getting straight to work, take out some time to do things beneficial for your mental and physical health. Then, get up 30 minutes earlier and do things well for mind, soul, and body.
3. Distracting yourself through social media
If you are scrolling through social media right after you get up, you are killing your focus muscle. However, the same goes for checking emails and news. Being up to date with the information is a good thing, but you don’t have to do it first thing in the morning.
You are being overwhelmed by the news and are exposing yourself to negativity in the morning. Unfortunately, this negative energy will stay with you for the rest of the day.
If you want to check your phone, make sure to scroll through positive feeds like motivational pages or vision boards. Of course, the better alternative will be listening to podcasts, watching motivational videos, or reading books.
You should do things in the morning which will leave you feeling more motivated and energized. If you avoid these three habits in the morning, you will see improvement in your productivity, mind, and health.
Having a good morning routine is the key to a highly productive day. But we unintentionally adopt some habits which do not help us to have an active and productive day. Learn more about these three habits and how you can improve your productivity if you avoid them.