A Solid Morning Routine Can Make All The Difference in Increasing Your Daily Productivity.
Each day that we get to open our eyes and take in a deep breath is a blessing. The problem is that we are so busy with our lives that we take this for granted often. By improving our state of mind and focusing on our gratitude we can increase our overall productivity.
If everyday that we are able to wake up and fight another day is a blessing, then what we do with our time becomes just as valuable.
Are your constant daily efforts providing you with the return on investment that you desire?
If you aren’t asking yourself questions like these, you could be hindering your full potential and decreasing your overall productivity within your day. Asking ourselves questions and putting routines and structure in place throughout our schedule is what allows us to reach our maximum productivity levels each day.
Here Are 5 Habits Everyone Should Do Before The Start Of Each Day To Increase Overall Productivity:
I suggest moving straight into journaling first thing in the morning. Just sitting alone at a table early in the morning brings about a great creative experience. It can be therapeutic and an excellent way to walk into each morning.
By taking a quick five minutes to reflect on yesterday and set new goals and ideas for today, you will dramatically improve your overall production over time.
Get A Full Sweat Going
This one will send your central nervous system into a different dimension, thus propelling you towards sky-high energy. Waking up and moving directly into physical activities wakes the body and the mind up in such a fashion that you would not be able to achieve otherwise.
Daily exercise sessions is going to create an immense amount of value if you execute it consistently. Too many people are working out to achieve a body image. When in reality, they should be working out to improve their overall mental health.
Moving your body and breaking a sweat first thing in the morning is going to do wonders for your hormones and mindset. If your goal is to increase your productivity on a daily basis, then breaking a sweat should be at the top of your list of things to do first thing each morning.
Immediately, you probably think to yourself, 🥶 that’s not fun. It’s uncomfortable, but there are great benefits that can be obtained if practiced daily. Cold showers can help increase mental fortitude and alleviate inflammation in the body. A cold shower stimulates the central nervous system and will have you walking out your shower with increased focus and awareness.
Getting out of bed in the mornings can be difficult and often times the brain does not want to function just yet. Taking a cold shower in the mornings can really turn things around rather quickly. You walk out of every cold shower feeling a certain level of shock and you feel way more alert.
Create & Write Down The Plan
Writing things down can be a game changer! I am great at coming up with ideas and things that I want to accomplish for myself. Over the years, I have realized that none of those great ideas ever got executed. Mainly because I forgot, or some new idea came up and that old one just goes out the window.
My mind races at million miles an hour. I have found that the only way I can get things done properly and timely, is to write things down the moment they come to mind. Now, I don’t sit there and just write everything that comes to mind down like a crazy 😂 but, the important ones I do.
When you write things down there is a completely different perspective now. You brought your ideas into the real world. It is tangible now and it will linger around until you complete it.
I have conditioned myself over time, that if I set up a list for myself it must get done. This has brought me great power. Now I know that if something comes to my mind that is worth my time, I now have an exact plan on how to get it completed. You can do the same for yourself.
Read Or Play Some Inspirational Content
Often times, I find that we are at our all time highs when we feel productive. We all want to contribute towards something greater than ourselves. The better that we feel, the more productive we strive to be.
Being productive is all about being in a special mental space. Psychologists have coined it as “Flow”, a state of mind where the mind is highly engaged in a task and performs at its optimal level. This state of mind leads to increased creativity and productivity.
I like to tap into this by playing some inspirational content. I believe, if you want to achieve a specific mindset, you need to figure out a way to get there. Through time, I have found that consuming positive content can help me reach that optimal state rather quickly. The challenge lies within you searching for that special content that moves you. Once you figure that part out, you can then go and experiment on which method works best for you: Watching, Listening, Reading.
Increasing productivity is not just about getting a bunch of stuff done. It’s more about how you get those things that are important to you completed. The focus that goes into productivity, the creativity that is required, the discipline and consistency that productivity demands. This is what it is all about.
These 5 habits are great tools for you to put into your tool shed and when the right task comes across your desk, you know exactly which tool(s) you’ll need and most importantly how to use them to execute.