How To Have A Productive Morning

I am the kind of person who likes to be up early when I have things to do. Especially with revision at the moment, I like to wake up and know that by lunch time I will hopefully have already got quite a bit done. Whenever I am awake early in the morning, I usually get more achieved in my day and also have more time to myself to relax. I love to have a productive morning, and so I thought I would share my top tips for being productive first thing.


Self-care

Something that I love about getting up early in the morning is that it gives you more time for yourself. I am always so much more productive if I have planned in time for self-care in the morning. Whether you go for a walk, meditate or listen to music whilst making breakfast, taking time in the morning to look after yourself is something I have found great for being in a good state of mind before I start my day.

To Do Lists

Something that I have mentioned before on my blog and that I find really helpful for being productive is writing to-do-lists the night before. However big or small a task is that I have to do that day, having it written down is a great way of knowing where to begin and having a focus in the morning and knowing what you are hoping to achieve that day. I also find lists quite motivating because I love when you finish a task and are able to tick it off.

Environment

My environment has a big impact on how productive I am in the morning. For me, it is not just about my space being clean, but also being calm. I like to light some candles, have a lamp on and make myself a cup of tea. Having my space clear and relaxing before I start my work often means that I am more likely to approach my work in a similar manner - with a clear focus and relaxed attitude.

Get Ready

I believe there is something in getting up and getting ready. Whilst I am revising from home, it can be quite easy to not bother getting ready and just work in my pyjamas. Even though this is potentially a benefit of working from home haha, I think that taking time to have a shower, change into some different comfy clothes and do my skincare routine means that I am ready to be productive. It makes me feel fresher and more awake, which really helps me in my approach to work.


As you can see, a huge part of me being productive is in the preparation. If I frame my morning so that I am calm, feel fresh and know what I need to achieve in the day, I am much more likely to be productive when I start my work.


I would love to know in the comments; what are your top tips for having a productive morning?

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