1. Wake up at YOUR right time
“Morning people” are supposed to be the high achievers. The early bird is supposed to catch the worm, right?
While some people who wake up earlier are more productive, night owls can still have a perfect morning routine that leads to a productive day.
According to Sleep.org, your body knows what it should be doing and when. Don’t force yourself to be part of the 5:00 a.m. club if you can’t fall asleep before midnight. Forcing yourself out of bed is a recipe for burnout. If you’re not a morning person, your body will only work with you for a few days before it begs for mercy.
Good ol’ science can help you find your most productive time of day.
2. Prepare the night before
Many productivity experts and successful people spend evenings preparing for the next day. Their reasoning: It leaves mornings free for an early start on important work (and breakfast).
3. Focus on what matters
If you analyze productivity experts’ morning routines, you’ll find a few things in common. Most focus on big picture goals, gratitude, and planning for the day.
Productivity coach Zack Sexton’s important morning habits include cuddles with his fiancée & journaling / practising gratitude.
4. Eat the frog—first thing in the morning
Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Get More Done In Less Time, bases his morning philosophy off of a quote from Mark Twain. “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”
The “frog” is your most important task or work—the one you’re dreading the most because it’s large and looming over you. Build the habit of doing your biggest task first for a huge boost of accomplishment first thing.
… Find a routine or habits that work for YOU – you can do this!