Hey everyone, we are going to see about few things you should never do in the morning to be more productive throughout the day. Let’s get straight into topic
Working straight away
Morning plays an important part of your day, that first hour after you wake up should leave you feeling prepared and productive. You should spend that time maintaining your physical health with exercise and a nutritious breakfast. You should inspire yourself, creating time for these healthy habits will work wonders for your self-esteem and self-discipline, not to mention you’ll feel more energetic than ever. But the problem is most people don’t make time for a healthy morning routine, they wake up late, skip their entire routine and quickly throw on some clothes and head straight to the office. Nowadays due to Work from home situation some people don’t even do that, they directly get from bed to PC.
When you go straight to work you spend your first hour of the day just trying to wake up which makes you slow inefficient and disorganized. Most of the people go for caffeine to wake them up. This habit will hurt your mood and your sleep schedule, leaving you feeling even more lethargic.To make matters worse it can also decrease your job satisfaction when you rush to work in the morning. You feel less productive and inspired instead of loving your job it just feels like something you’re forced to do and that lack of enthusiasm will take a toll on your overall performance, but if you make time for a morning routine you can prepare yourself for a much more productive day
Taking a Hot Shower
Who doesn’t love a long hot shower in a cold morning? well there’s nothing wrong with taking a hot shower in fact it can be a great way to wind down before bed but in the morning a hot shower can leave you feeling way too relaxed and make you go back to bed again you’ll feel tempted to ditch your morning routine and just enjoy being comfortable.
So while that hot shower might put you in a good mood it’s a big problem for your productivity so if you want to get the most out of your morning’s you have to build momentum and that starts right after you wake up. each part of your routine should make you more motivated more energetic, things like stretching running and eating a good breakfast will push you in the right direction but hot shower just stops you right there in your tracks, it unravels all the positive momentum that you’ve been building since getting out of bed even if you kept up with your morning routine, a hot shower will put you right back where you started. so try a more energizing alternative which the water doesn’t have to be freezing cold but a quick lukewarm shower will leave you feeling refreshed without slowing down your morning momentum
Not planning your routine
A morning routine is something you do day after day, week after week it’s a timeline of good habits. You don’t even have to think about it once your morning routine becomes programed in your brain. Like most people you make bad decisions in the mornings, convince yourself that it’s okay to slack off that, it’s not a problem to watch TV or just lay in bed a little longer but a little laziness goes a long way. Luckily planning your routine will take the pressure off. You don’t have to run the risk of making bad decisions if your entire morning is already decided.
Whining your work
The number one worst time to sit and complain about the day is criticizing your job or whine about all the work you have to do. Your motivation just flies out and the negativity sticks around for hours afterward.
Instead of starting your day on a high note like most successful people do, you’re taking steps back by complaining about your work. You’re digging yourself into a deeper and deeper hole, obviously that bad attitude will have a huge impact on your performance, and you’ll look for shortcuts around every corner, make excuses and lose faith in yourself. Once that happens you can say goodbye to your productivity. Because the moment things get rough you won’t fight back.
Why does complaining set you back?
Well each time you complain you’re changing your mindset and focusing all your energy on the obstacles and ignoring the opportunities. Complaining is a surefire way to start your day off on the wrong foot so do your best to be optimistic in the mornings
The snooze button is your worst enemy in the mornings each time you hit that button you’re making it harder and harder to be productive. You feel tired throughout the day because 10 minutes isn’t nearly enough time for your brain to get any deep sleep, it will try its best when your alarm goes off.
10 minutes later you’ll feel even sleepy than you did before which means that you might hit that snooze button again and by the time you finally get up you feel lazier than before and a whole lot more stressful, you have to rush through your routine which means you have less time for your healthy habits, may have to skip your workout or pass on breakfast just to get to work on time and that creates a whole lot of unnecessary stress in your life. It makes you harder to concentrate and you’ll have a harder time staying motivated. At first, you may have thought hitting the snooze button doesn’t seem so bad, you’ll convince yourself that you have ten or twenty minutes to spare but that first bad decision can easily snowball into a dozen more
Checking your phone
what’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning you’d be surprised how many people immediately reach for their phones, the very first thing they see in the morning is social media or even worse. A flood of distractions fills your brain instead of thinking about your passions or your work. You’re making harmful comparisons and worrying about your social circle.
Studies have shown that looking at your phone increases stress and makes you more self-conscious. Some people fall into that vortex of social media while others wondering why no one has messaged them either way your momentum is shot and your mind is drifted away.
I hope that you would have got some idea about the importance of morning routine. Please share this with your friends if you felt this article helpful
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