FIVE THINGS I DO TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE MORNING

Being a student and working from home a lot means I have to get up and going and also stay motivated, which can be hard at times, as I love routine. Working from home means I have a different day everyday, which I’ve never been used to and means I need to always stay on my toes and make sure I get stuff done. It can be easy to fall behind, but if I start the day productive it usually means I go to sleep at time feeling like I’ve accomplished a lot. I also commute quite regularly into London, usually in the mornings so I have a mixture of what I do to start the days off right, no matter if I’m going to be working from home or commuting. So here are my tips to have a productive morning.

SET AN EARLIER ALARM

Alarms are one of the things I reckon most people hate in life, but they have to be done right? I used to be one of those to leave just enough time in the morning to get ready quick and grab my things. However, I’ve now changed my tune. I like to set an earlier alarm, even by 20 or so minutes to get myself together a bit more and grab a bite to eat. It means I don’t have to rush, get stressed and forget things either. I don’t really like to snooze my alarm either as it makes me feel like I never want to get up.

LISTS, LISTS, LISTS

I am a sucker for a list. I love writing them and I get so much satisfaction ticking everything off by the end of the day. Whether you need to pop into town to run a million errands or get something work specific done, I feel writing it down and being able to tick it off makes sure I get the task complete. The notes section on my phone is always ventolin online getting full up with to do lists.

FUEL UP

As I said before, I like to make sure I grab a bite to eat or have a coffee in the morning now. It gives me energy and means I won’t be groggy by lunchtime. A light bite such as fruit or yoghurt is usually my go to when I’m commuting, or porridge and a tea for the days at home. If you have a busy morning ahead or need brain food, breakfast is a must.

DIARY CHECKING, DIARY WRITING

I love a good diary, just as much as I love lists. I enjoy seeing what I’ve got planned for the day and is also a place I like to revisit at night to add to for the next day. Having a planned out day gives me a clear mindset, and checking it first thing gets my brain ready for whatever the day is to bring. I have an ‘at home’ diary, which is bigger for uni and blogging and a smaller one for my handbag in case I need some to jot stuff down.

GET READY

This sounds like a very obvious one, but it’s not quite what you think. Getting ready can be quite boring, especially for a girl if you apply makeup every single day – it can sometimes feel like a chore. But giving yourself enough time to have a nice shower, feel clean and scrubbed before getting ready makes me feel fresh all day. Also, taking my time to get ready properly makes me feel like I can conquer the day better than giving myself only ten minutes before having to dash out of the door. Even if I’m working from home I make sure I have a nice shower and cleanse my skin. I love to pop on a facial oil at home if I go makeup free.

What do you do to have a productive morning?

Megan ?

10 comments so far.
  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    With balancing full time work and blogging, I’m trying desperately hard to get out of bed earlier and maximise my time before I start work! I totally agree that taking time to get ready can make all the difference to your day; in fact I love putting together an outfit each morning – it’s a fun opportunity to get creative. Plus I’m that much more confident walking out the door when my outfit’s on point!

    Sinéad ♥ Fabuleuse Du Jour

  • laura anne

    I totally agree, setting an earlier alarm gives you extra time and no rushing – makes sense xx

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  • Matt Maidment

    I couldn’t agree more! Making lists is the best way to a productive day I always think. Otherwise you just end up tackling the first jobs you can think of and not necessarily the most important!

    Matt // http://www.theguyontrend.co.uk

  • Corrie Arnold

    I love a productive morning! Nothing feels better than feeling like you got a lot done! I need to start giving myself more time and waking up earlier.

    Corrie

  • Love this post. I totally agree and always love a productive morning

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • Love these ideas! Getting up earlier really does help to make you be way more productive x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • Little Owl Loves

    Freaking love your blog! I follow you on Twitter and I’m always nipping over to rear your latest blog post. This post has really inspired me! ?? littleowlblogs.wordpress.com

  • Lists always help me stay so productive! & lots of tea!

    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Rebecca Ellis

    I know I’m going to have a productive morning if I go to bed at a reasonable time. I’ll set an alarm and stick to it! Lists are a great help, as well as setting out your uniform/work clothing for the next day x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

  • I wish I could say I’m going to have a productive morning but I’m off home to bed shortly after a ten hour night shift haha!

    I do agree though, when I have a productive morning I make lists and ensure I have my diary on me at all times!

    Fab post?

    Rachel | http://www.rachelxblog.com

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