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!
Surviving as a student
I struggle to wake up too much. I can’t work in the morning…at least not in a very productive way!
Well hopefully these tips might be of some help to you☺️☺️
I’m not sure about that…however they might help lot of people!
“Mornings are the debut of a new day
comprising coffee, breakfast, working *&* prayer first for some
I love to write in the morning, my neighbor like to jog and exercise
for others monrnings are not a good time for 1 reason or another
they prefer the intermission of the day (lunch time)
or the encore of the day (evening)
but morning, the beginning of the day
is the best time the day
By: Van Prince
Lovely! Thank you for sharing☺️
Thank you for such a mind-catching post allowing me to share!
Good morning from America, Olivia!
Good afternoon from the UK 😊
A royal country first on the royal red carpet!
My 4yrs old daughter singing her rhymes..Early to bed..Early to rise..😍
An Early morning person can add more hours in a day and thus he/she lives more years too.
Aw i love that! I bet its such a sweet sound 😊
Really love this post. I’m a massive night owl – usually very slow to get moving in the morning. Now I make exercise my first thing. I reward myself with a hearty breakfast and coffee afterwards and that’s made a big difference. I also meditate and journal like you suggest before I tackle the more pressing issues. Routine has definitely been a life saver for me. Thanks for sharing your tips 🙏
Thank you for sharing that! It sounds like you successfully made your mornings productive! We could all learn a few things from you!😊
Very true. Having the right morning routine is transformative. How we handle our morning’s will determine many things within our day. Very helpful tips thanks to Sunrise, and thank you Olivia for sharing .
So very true, it either sets us up for success or doesnt!
Yes, It’s such a struggle on weekdays. But I usually wake up on the weekend excited to do the things I love to do. I tend to say my gratitude list before bed but morning gratitudes sound like a great way to start the day instead. Thank you!
Before bed is such a great idea too! Maybe even more so than in the morning!
I’m so glad everyone liked the post!
Vonny Margaretha Margaretha
well actually i’m a morning person and I’m so agree with this blog post about morning routine but unfortunately sometimes I’m not consistent while doing my routine but this blogpost somehow motivates me again 🙂
I think its always hard to stick to a routine, so props to you for even starting one! 😊
Vonny Margaretha Margaretha
Yes true.. you need consistency too 🙂 yeah i’ve to start try to be consistent doing my morning routine for a better life..
I’m so glad!
LaDonna Remy MSW, LICSW: Perspective on Trauma
These are good and solid tips . Thank you for sharing them.
Thanks so much for reading!
I like the fourth point a lot! Even if it is just one thing, thinking about the things you are grateful for helps you start the day on a positive note! I find if i start the day on a positive note, i am generally more productive
Me too, I wake up each morning and say my prayers and thank God for the blessings I have. It really changes my whole days outlook!
Very very helpful! Thanks for this 🙂
Thanks for reading!
I used to wake up at 4.30 am everyday before the pandemic ….but I’ve started to get very lazy and now I wake up at 8 am .
Getting up late really disrupts the whole day .
I realised that I’ve become less productive than the past few months after reading your post .
I’ve made up my mind ,I am gonna have to get up early for a productive life .
Thank you so much for the post and tips 😊!
This has happened to me also, although not as early as 4:30am!
It can make such a big difference to your life don’t you think?
Cut yourself some slack too though, were in a pandemic, you deserve some extra time in bed every now and then! 🤗
I do agree with u that I do deserve some extra time in bed but it has now become a routine for me to get up late which is causing me to stay lazy for the rest of the day .I’m not able to achieve the everyday small goals and challenges.
‘Early to bed
Early to rise.’
We all tend to grab our phones first thing in the morning and it can be such a terrible bad hole to fall into 🙈
Me too! Its a bad habit but one im trying to get rid of haha!
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Hope Leilani | Lifestyle + Wellness blogger
Yay this was so helpful! I used to have a super structured and set morning routine but I’ve kinda fell out of it. I’m going to start getting back on track – thanks for the tips!
No problem! So glad you liked them 🙂
Yeap! I agree with all of these. I’d put fixing sleep as first though hihi. Probably because I’m not a night owl (anymore). If I sleep too much/too little it’s sooo much harder to be productive in the morning.
I agree so much! Sleep is so important for many aspects of our lives!
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Love it! I definitely needed to read these tips. Thanks for sharing.❤🙏👩💻
Thank you for reading❤️
Thank you so much for reading!
Love these tips!
I find it helpful to have a goal in mind and a plan in place. If I get up early, I have to know the endgame and how I’m going to accomplish it. I start work early, around 6am, because I enjoy being done by 2:30-3pm. I make a list of what needs to be done around the house and add the time I should start working on it. This has worked well in getting things done.
“The plans of the diligent surely lead to success,But all who are hasty surely head for poverty.” – Proverbs 21:6