Even though I’ve just got back from my trip and I’m feeling optimistic in getting stuck back into work, there are always little things that can be done to improve how each day goes. Today’s blog post is a little list of the things I like to do to keep my day strong and my productivity its best – I hope you find it useful if you’re looking for ways to make your mornings that little bit better!
Start the night before.
If you prepare the night before, you’ll improve your productivity of the next day so much more! I wrote a post on boosting your productivity where I talk about the importance of organising your day – and there’s no better time to do it than the night before. Writing a list, laying out your outfit…all of these can be done beforehand and they’ll make your morning as stress-free as possible.
Make your bed.
This is one of those instantly feel better chores. Making my bed is something I do without fail every morning, almost as a symbolic act of starting my day. Plus, when it’s made, I’m less likely to crawl back into the sheets!
Listen to something.
Whilst I get ready in the morning, I love to have a listen to something – whether it be music, the radio, an episode of Friends in the background or a podcast… there are so many things to have on which help start your day with some positivity. For instance, if I play an episode of Friends, more often than not I will end up starting my day with laughter – and that’s always a good thing right?
Get some exercise.
You’ve probably heard this one a lot but I don’t just mean exercising as a physical task. Mental stimulation is also really important and when your stuck doing the same thing day in, day out it can be hard to come by. Of course, going for a run is always a great way to boost your mood too – it might be hard whilst you’re doing it but the feeling afterwards is incredible.
Enjoy your breakfast.
You all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and hopefully you eat it – but making the time to enjoy it and savour it is probably something only a handful of us do! Getting up that little bit earlier to make and enjoy a meal that you really like will definitely help set the day off on the right note – and breakfast will become a part of the day that you can look forward to before you start your day.
Get enough sleep.
This one is really important as how much rest you’ve had really does shape your day. They recommend 7-8 hours of sleep and a routine, and I totally agree. I feel much more productive when I’ve had my full sleep rather than when I’ve only had broken bitty sleep throughout the early hours of the morning!
What are your favourite tips to improve your day?