There are several parts to daily, and especially morning routine that can help boost your productivity. The thing is not to think about it in terms of quantity but rather the quality of the work that you do. When you stick to your routine, it will make you focus better and work more effectively.
Here are 5 activities that you should include in your daily routine.
1. start the day with a morning routine to give you energy.
There are tons of benefits to switching to a morning routine. Unlike before, you don’t feel dread or overwhelm as soon as you wake up because of all the things you need to finish on that day. you feel that you’ve become the master of your own time because you select what you want to work on first. In addition, you feel more calm knowing in advance what your day will look like.
Hack your morning alarm.
Pick a ring tone that’s unusual but not irritating, make a recording of your own voice saying a positive message, or queue up some music that you find uplifting and energizing.
Meditate to reset your brain.
It can help you cope better with the thousands of random thoughts that occupy you throughout the day and may contribute to your feeling stressed, rushed, and overwhelmed.
Do a short 15–20 minute workout.
It can be a morning yoga routine, a 15-minute Bootcamp session, a set of sun salutation poses or a 20-minute power walk. It won’t take a lot of time, but you’ll feel the benefits for hours.
2. What is the ONE THING I am committed to completing today?
This habit is probably the biggest game-changer. As soon as you wake up, look forward to practicing it because it will boost your concentration. This tiny question simplifies your life, it helps your brain focus better, it makes you prioritize goals, and it streamlines your work so you don’t feel overwhelmed about having to accomplish too many things in a single day.
Write the question in big bold letters
on a sheet of paper and hang it on your bedroom or bathroom wall. The important part is that you can easily see it as you’re brushing your teeth or getting ready.
Read it out loud as you start each day
and come up with an answer on the spot. The trick is to get your eyes on it so that it becomes second nature and you don’t even think about having to glance over to it anymore.
Keep your answer top of mind
as you go through your work for the day, so that you don’t get distracted by other things that might take you away from what’s important to you. It will be a constant reminder of what’s your top priority.
3. say “thank you”
Practicing gratitude makes a big difference in how one feels about one’s life. it trains your brain to focus on positive things that are already a part of your daily life, instead of focusing on what you haven’t yet accomplished or acquired. Being grateful keeps grounded in your personal life because it gives you time to think what’s good for your growth, or what’s beautiful about your immediate surroundings or an event you’ve experienced.
Do it early
All it takes is 5 minutes of your time, so you won’t feel it takes away from your hectic morning schedule. You can write things down, say them out loud, or just think about them.
Focus only on 3 things you are grateful for today. It can be the simplest of things such as having a warm bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, a friendship that is important to you.
If it’s a friendship you’re grateful for, emphasize which qualities of your friend you are grateful for: they’re warm, gracious, kind, loving, incredibly funny, etc.
4.do your deep work early in the morning.
Deep work — any kind of analytical thinking that requires the most concentration, such as reading, writing, analyzing or problem-solving is one of those mental tasks that require a different kind of focus from the other more tactical things we do on a regular basis. I’ve noticed that when you switched to doing my deep work early, you don’t run out of energy and motivation. It also frees up the afternoons and evenings to devote to socializing, working out, and taking care of personal needs.
Set aside 2-4 hours after you wake up
Many scientists say that this is the brain’s peak performance If, for example, you wake up at 7, your peak times are between 9 and 11 a.m.
For one week, keep a log of what you do during your peak times
Are you focusing on your important mental tasks? Are you learning new material, solving complex problems, reading, or writing? Don’t waste it by checking email and making phone calls, for example.
Redesign your peak brain performance time
Think of how you can rearrange the things you do early that are less important to your personal and professional development. Listen to the news on your lunch break. Check your emails only a few times a day and not every 5–10 minutes.
5. Be selective about how you feed your brain.
Just like everyone, your free time goes by very quickly with TV episodes, movies you didn’t find mentally stimulating, or listening to the radio on your daily commute. The worst part is that you don’t really get anything of value from all that so-called entertainment. Over time, you realize that you need to be much more selective about how you want to spend that time so that it is beneficial to your personal development.
Listen to podcasts.
they’re great brain food, help you manage your time better (you can listen to them on your commute), and even improve your critical-thinking and creative skills. Some of my current favorites include Optimize with Brian JoThnson, The Art of Charm, Kwik Brain Podcast, The James Altucher Show, and The Tim Ferriss Show.
It’s entertainment and learning wrapped in one. You’ll find many on YouTube for free. Some ideas are The Ancient Worlds, Empire of the Tsars, and the entire BBC channel Timeline: World History Documentaries.
Read more books
Think of books as experiences of inhabiting different worlds where you get to pick which world is most appealing to you. Get a library membership, download the Goodreads app, and pick topics and themes that get you excited to start that first chapter.