On some days, does it ever feel like you’re playing catch up with your work? You keep working but at the end of the day, it feels like you haven’t accomplished much. Well here are some things that you should not do in the mornings if you want the rest of your day to be productive.
Plan Your Day
Plan your day. That’s the most common piece of productivity advice you’ll ever hear. However, planning your entire day in the morning can make you slower in actually getting to what you have to do for the day. If you have to make your to-do list in the morning, then chances are that you’re already too late. Spending energy on a list of tasks can be demotivating before you even have to do those tasks. The solution is to plan out tasks for the next day before you go to bed.
Your mood for the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. And if you start out your day complaining about work, about family, money or even your partner, you are going to carry that negativity with you.
Going Straight To Work After You Wake Up
A lot of people want to fix positive habits into their days. However, they end up not being able to because they can’t find the time. The mornings are actually a good time to get in that exercise you’ve been wanting to start. Or even cooking a healthy lunch for later in the day. It just means that you have to wake up a bit earlier so you’re not rushing to work.
Making Too Many Decisions
Making too many decisions in the mornings can sap your energy for the rest of the day. Even the little one like what you’re going to wear, what you’re going to have for breakfast and when to leave the house for an appointment. Having these things figured out before the morning gives your brain an opportunity to relax in the morning.
Source: Medium.com/The Ascent