Have you found yourself waking up later and getting less done as the weeks of quarantine have dragged on? It may be time to revamp your morning routine!
Mornings are an essential part of your day that set the tone for everything that follows. Having a good morning routine can positively influence your outlook, energy levels, and overall productivity. Here are 5 morning rituals that will keep your productivity at its peak!
1. Wake Up Early
Waking up early can be a big ask for people who consider themselves night owls, but the more me-time you can get before the workday starts, the better! This doesn’t have to mean dragging yourself out of bed at 5 AM every day - even waking up an hour before work will suffice. As long as you leave yourself enough time to do things you enjoy before you’re off to the races, you’ll be well on your way to having a successful day.
2. Incorporate Old Routines In New Ways
As much as Torontonians like to complain about their morning commute, there are some aspects of it that you probably miss. Whether you used this extra time to catch up on the latest gossip, indulge in a good novel, or listen to your favourite podcast, all of these activities can help the transition into work mode. Incorporating your preferred morning activity back into your routine will recreate a much-needed sense of separation.
3. Get Some Physical Activity In
You’ve probably heard this a million times, but exercise is great for both your physical and mental health. Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that getting exercise during the workday improves people’s energy levels and gives them a more positive outlook. Following a 20-minute workout video on YouTube or going on a run early on in the day will positively impact your productivity levels for the entirety of it!
4. Create Sensory Experiences for Yourself
The smell of coffee at Starbucks, the sound of music in eateries, and the feel of clothing in stores are all sensory experiences that stimulate us and inspire creativity. Now that those activities are off the table, it’s important that you keep your creative juices flowing while working from home. Lighting a candle and listening to music in the morning are both excellent ways to do just that!
5. Write a To-Do List
Writing a prioritized to-do list in the morning will set a more productive tone for the rest of the day. It’s important to keep your goals top-of-mind during times like these and, let’s face it, there are few things more satisfying than checking off a to-do!
At Project Spaces, we’ve been long time proponents of productive morning routines, which is why we decided to bring back virtual BOOST breakfasts. If you missed out on today’s breakfast, worry not, we’ll be holding plenty more BOOST events for our members so you can catch up with your faves and start your mornings off on the right foot!
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