Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from a number of studies on energy and self-control, which when incorporated into your daily routine, can help make your day more productive.
1 – Start your day with exercise
Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people who exercise during the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done. As little as ten minutes should do the trick!
2 – Drink some lemon water.
Lemon water in the morning spikes your energy levels physically and mentally, and gives you a steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach.
3 – Avoid screens for the first hour or so after waking.
Those who look at a screen immediately upon waking are more likely to lose focus on their own goals for the day as they are taking in the wants and needs of others from the moment they wake up. It’s much more benefical for productivity levels to start your day with something relaxing.
4 – Eat breakfast.
Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism; it also gives you energy, improves your short-term memory, and helps you to concentrate more intensely and for longer periods.
5 – Set goals for the day.
Research shows that setting a few achievable goals for each day improves productivity by putting everything into motion.
The right morning routine is vital to making your day productive; how you use your early hours can either make or break your day.