Getting out of bed in the mornings can sometimes be a massive chore, we’ve all had those days, where, all we want to do is lay there, and watch re-runs of our favourite shows or YouTube videos and basically procrastinate all day. I am a legit night owl and I have been like this for a very long time, but at the start of the year, I made a promise to myself that I will try and break this habit and actually go to sleep at a reasonable time and switch off properly as I realised that getting enough sleep is a very important factor if I want to be achieve my objectives the next day.
I’ve put together a few of my favourite ways to prepare and set myself up for a productive day and wanted to share them with you all. Let me know if you have any recommendations too, I’d love to add new ways to my list.
Getting enough sleep – As soon as you hit the sack, don’t reach for your phone or laptop, go straight to bed. The more sleep you get, the better you’ll be able to focus the next day. You’ll wake up feeling much more energised, alert and ready, in turn, being more productive.
Eat good food – Okay, so this is coming from someone who eats cake on a daily basis, but I have noticed that one I start eating foods that contain less sugar and salt, I feel so much better. I have more energy, my skin is better and overall, I feel better about myself. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and having a good one keeps you alert, at least till lunch anyways, haa!
Make a daily ‘To Do List’ –Lists are honestly, everything to me! I also split my lists in to different sections, work, social media, blog, shopping and errands. It helps me plan my days so much better and keeps me on top of everything. If I don’t have a daily list, I don’t feel productive at all. So the first I do, after breakfast, every day is write out that list.
Clear your workspace – Keeping a clean working space as oppose to a messy one is so much better for productivity. You will feel more motivated with less clutter and all you need to keep at your desk is a few key items, such as your notebook, a few pens and maybe a few of your favourite things like a photo frame with your favourite picture or quote, a lovely smelling candle or fresh flowers. Don’t forget a huge glass of water too to keep yourself hydrated and awake.
Take regular breaks – By that, I don’t mean holiday breaks, although I know the majority of us would like that very much. Walk away from your desk, go out for some fresh air, and take a walk. You will feel so much more energised and focused and you may even come back with a new idea or two.
What does your productive day look like?