Today I’m sharing with you some of the ways in which I ensure that I can have a productive day. Of course, these might not all work for everyone, but these are just a few small changes you can make to improve your productivity. Adjust as needed. Then rinse and repeat.
The perfect way to start off a day is by doing some prep the night before. For example, I try to pick out my outfit the night before. I’m not at my best in the morning, so one less decision to worry about can be really helpful. I also usually check my to-do list for the following day. This helps me go to bed mentally prepared for what I need to get done the following day.
I’ve found that waking up a little earlier helps me ease into my morning. Instead of starting off my day feeling stressed, I can take my time with my morning routine. There are three big things that I do in the morning: stretch, read, and eat breakfast. I stretch because it helps me loosen up, I read because it’s something that makes me happy, and I eat breakfast for that boost of energy and health.
That’s another detail about mornings. It helps to get the day started doing something you enjoy. If you’re creative, do something creative to get your day started. Write, draw, or paint, even if it’s just ten minutes. This will help if the job you’re going to isn’t creative. It can also be beneficial to do a little bit of exercise in the morning if you’ll be sitting a lot throughout the day. Think about what you enjoy that you might not be able to do later and take 10 to 20 minutes to spend some time on that activity of choice.
Lastly, stick with it. Get the top priorities out of the way first. Once you’re done with those, move on to the next items on your to-do list. Some days might be hard. You might feel unmotivated or stressed, but don’t lose sight of your long-terms goals.