With a little organization and a morning routine, you can get your day off to a fantastic start. Since I work at home, it is very easy to get distracted. Without some organization, I could waste away most of the morning. Try this simple morning routine that I practice and see if it makes a difference in your day.
For me, social media can be a huge distraction. I log on to one site and before I know it 20 minutes have past. Or, how about the morning talks shows. I will tell myself that I will only watch for a few minutes and before I know it, my coffee is finished and more time past than I wanted.
To avoid wasting away the morning, I do this simple routine.
1. Plan Your Day the Night Before. I spend a few minutes at night writing down what I would like to accomplish the next day. My list usually includes both work items and personal items. This way, when I go into my office in the morning, I can start focusing immediately.
2. Meditate – Even a few minutes of meditation will calm your mind. It is a great way to begin your day. Many studies have been done on the physical and mental benefits of meditation.
3. Eat Breakfast – Breakfast is easy to skip. You may be running late and think a cup of coffee would suffice. Our bodies need fuel. You wouldn’t be able to get to work without gas in your car. Again, try to plan the night before. A protein shake takes only a few seconds to make.
4. Exercise – If I do not have the time to go to the gym, I put on a 15-minute exercise app. Exercise will help your mental attitude and boost your energy.
Try these four simple steps and see what a difference it can make in your day.