8 Thing To Do Every Morning For a More Productive Day

If you start your day in a rush by hitting the snooze button multiple times, skipping breakfast, and rushing out the door, do you find that the rest of your day is also a rush?

It's important to get ready now because how you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it.

If you make good decisions when you wake up, you'll be in a good place to start a productive day.

Whether you are aware of them or not, your daily life is ruled by habits, both good and bad.

Having a goal in mind when trying to start a healthy habit is an important step. Most habits are formed because they are easy or close to the path with the least amount of trouble.

If you want to start doing things that are good for you, you might have to work at it.

This is especially true of the things you do in the morning. Your morning habits have a big effect on how you feel, what you do, and what you think about throughout the day.

Don't check your phone, computer, and other devices as soon as you wake up. If you do that, it will be easier for you to change your mind.

Worse, it takes your time and gives it to other people.

Instead, enjoy the quiet of the morning by doing something you like, like reading, meditating, or taking your dog for a walk.

Instead of a busy start to the day, you'll have something calmer and happier to look forward to.

I know it's hard, but try not to look at your phone until after you've had breakfast.

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Need a way to finish each and every one of your projects? Then, make sure you have time in your schedule to take care of them.

Dave Kerpen, a successful businessman and author, says, "It won't get done if it's not on my calendar." But if it's on my calendar, it will get done.

I plan out every 15 minutes of my day so that I can meet with people, look at materials, write, and do other things. I have "office hours" once a week, but I usually meet with almost anyone who asks.

Plan for your lunch and breaks, too.

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You should try to get rid of as many things as possible that require a choice first thing in the morning, because our willpower and ability to choose is limited.

This is why American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault writes down the top three things he wants to do the next day before going to bed every night.

This is also why the closets of Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama were so small.

All of my suits are either gray or blue, as you can see. We need to cut down on the number of choices.

I'd rather not have to decide between what to eat and what to wear. "I have too many other decisions to make," President Obama told Vanity Fair.

When there are fewer options, there is less mental clutter, which means that more work can be done.

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If you can, working out first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to start the day.

At first, I didn't know if I'd be a morning-gym-person or an afternoon/evening-gym-person, but now I've accepted that I just don't enjoy working out at any time of day.

After a morning workout, I feel like a healthy, powerful badass for the rest of the day. This is enough to keep me going.

Take a few minutes to look over your long list of things to do. Pick out the few things that are most important today and make a rough plan for how to get them done.

If you sit down first thing in the morning (after you've had your coffee, of course) and make a rough plan of what you want to do today, your day will go off without a hitch.

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At first, I had a lot of doubts about it. In the past, I liked not making my bed for some strange reason.

But then I read all the studies that said doing this one small thing first thing in the morning was good for you.

It not only magically makes your living space more organized, but it also gets your day off to a good start by making you feel like you've done something.

So, you'll be in a better mental state to take on more responsibilities. It took a while, but I finally got on board.

Our bodies need water the most in the morning. Since eight hours ago, I haven't had anything to drink.

To help your body, drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.

It's an easy way to make sure you drink enough water during the day, and you'll feel much better when you get out of bed.

Putting time and effort into how you look helps you feel better about yourself. When you feel "put together," you can worry about one less thing during the day.

So, take a shower, wash your face, brush your teeth, floss, comb your hair, put on lotion or oil, dress to impress, and do whatever else makes you feel good about yourself in terms of hygiene and grooming.

This could mean picking out your clothes the night before (especially if you don't have much time in the morning) or ironing your clothes. Do whatever makes you feel like you are taking care of your health, looking nice, and feeling confident.

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