Being a morning person is such a gift. It’s amazing to be able to wake up early and get right to your to-do list. Unfortunately, mornings don’t work that way for everyone. Many of us find ourselves struggling just to get out of bed in the morning and getting a good morning routine in place. Getting our work done is one of the last things on our minds. Our brains are too foggy to do anything but stare aimlessly at our computer screens and wish we had more coffee. In todays post I will be sharing tips on how you learn to be productive in the morning, even if you aren’t a morning person.
Hello! I’m Sunrise and I’m guest blogging for Olivia today! My blog is called Making It – Surviving as a Student. I share blogs about skincare, being a student and give blogging tips too. Don’t forget to check it out once you have finished reading this post, even if you’re not a student! Lets get into the post!
The issue with not being a morning person is, it takes us forever to finally be awake enough to get to work. By that time, the work has piled up, leaving us with a million things to get done. This can be pretty discouraging, considering we have a set number of hours remaining in the day to get everything done.
The question is, how can I force myself to be productive in the mornings, even though I am the opposite of a morning person? Listen up, I’ve got a couple of things you can try out:
1. CHANGE YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
If you want to get anything done in the mornings, you need to change your attitude. Instead of dreading the morning, look at it as an opportunity to start your day off right. Choose something to look forward to each morning, for example, your morning coffee. Use it as a motivation to get out of bed.
2. SPEND A FEW MINUTES OFF OF YOUR PHONE
This one has really helped me have better mornings. Waking up, checking social media, and seeing all of the productive things other people have already done is super discouraging. It starts your day off on the wrong foot. Instead of opening up my phone first thing, take a minute to acknowledge what you are grateful for. I’ll go into this more in part 4.
3. SET A MORNING ROUTINE – THIS REALLY HELPS TO BE PRODUCTIVE
Setting a morning routine is known for creating structure in your morning, which is exactly what you need. If you know exactly what is going to happen each morning, it will seem less intimidating. Also, make sure to add something enjoyable to your morning routine to motivate you to get your day started.
4. REMIND YOURSELF WHAT YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR WHEN YOU WAKE UP
Each day when you wake up, remind yourself how lucky you are to be alive. Each day is truly a blessing. Don’t let your day go to waste by allowing yourself to slack off. In addition to being grateful for the opportunity each day brings, list a few personal things that you are grateful for.
5. EASE INTO YOUR PRODUCTIVE MORNING
If you try and dive head-on into your work right when you wake up, you’ll likely move slowly since you’re still very tired. Instead of doing this, start with a simple task, such as doing laundry or checking your email. If you start with small tasks, you’ll feel accomplished when you complete them. You can then drive that positive energy into your larger, more complicated tasks.
6. FIX YOUR SLEEP
You would think fixing your sleep would be my first recommendation, but it’s actually my last! The reason for this is, you can’t fix your sleep until you are consistently getting all of your work done by the end of the day. Us night owls know that after a groggy and unproductive morning comes a long night of working. Once you use the first 5 tips to get more work done in the morning, you’ll be less busy in the evenings. Now, you can start going to bed earlier, and in turn, wake up earlier!
Do you have a morning routine? Do you struggle to get up in the morning and get your day started?
I hope these tips helped you out! I’d love to know how you make do with morning fatigue!
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