Figure out your morning flow

Figure out your morning flow

Starting your day on a high note sets the tone for the rest of your day (or even week). 

Think about the one thing that boosts your mood in the morning and incorporate it into your routine. Whatever it is, stick to it as that’ll give you a clear mind and set you up for a productive day.

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Write it all down

Mapping your goals in a visual way is key, as seeing them makes them more real. You’re more likely to follow through on your ideas if you pen them.

Write down your top priorities and designate ways and blocks of time to tackle them. Also minimize distractions (i.e., social media notifications, alarms, news alerts, etc.) to get these things done. 

Take regular breaks

Not looking away from the computer doesn’t translate into productivity. A good way to boost your motivation throughout the day is to take small exercise breaks.

You can do anything from stretches to treadmill runs, just to get your blood flowing and boost your brain function by moving your body. It also sets the tone for a more energetic afternoon.

Maintain your work environment

We work better when our environment is clean and organized. Whatever you consider organized, be sure to regularly clean up your workspace and get rid of unnecessary things.

Changing your location, especially during a creative block, can also significantly improve your performance and reboot your creativity.

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Denying you have a problem

Stop saying that you don't have enough time to complete your commitments.

Admit that you need to get better at managing your time and start searching and trying techniques that will help you reach your goals.

Organize your workspace
  • Adopt a clean-desk policy (CDP).
  • Create a dedicated space for the incoming things.
  • Keep personal items to a minimum.
  • Get yourself a sit-stand ergonomic desk. Your desk height should let you place your feet flat on the floor.
  • The screen height of your monitor matters most so you are able to keep our neck straight.
  • Your keyboard position should be set so the elbows can be at 90 degrees angle to the chest.
  • Color yourself productive. Colors influence our moods and consequently, productivity and energy management.
The power of morning routines
  • Routines drastically reduce the amount of logistical and psychological friction in between us and our goals.
  • Good routines are also powerful motivation generators. In addition to cutting down on morning friction, good routines can become sustainable sources of motivation which help us maintain our commitment to work over time.

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