Over the past two years, I’ve really learned the value of productivity. I mean getting a master’s degree didn’t come without productivity. It took a lot of discipline and since then I’ve added more to my morning routine that makes productivity a lot better for my day. So here’s my productive morning routine!
My alarm goes off at 6 a.m. Although, I don’t immediately get up at that time. I do try to wake up between 6 and 6:30. I think a lot of productive morning routines start really early like this, but it really does make a difference.
In college, I never did an 8 am class. I always looked for 9 and later sections. Getting my master’s degree was different. I started waking up around 7:30 because I would have so much writing and work to do. I’ve always been a morning and early afternoon worker. By 5pm, I start to get tired and mentally exhausted. So, my current 6 a.m routine makes me feel like I’m getting stuff done early. The key is going to bed early. I aim for 10 p.m.
I have to do yoga or some kind of stretching in the morning. It’s something that I am so glad I’ve added to my productive morning routine. Usually, my muscles are really tight, so some kind of stretching helps wake them up.
By 8 a.m, I am ready for breakfast. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day and I tend to be the most creative about what I eat. From smoothie bowls to
As mentioned in my last post on how I limit stress and anxiety, I mentioned the daily stoic. It’s a book containing meditations for 366 days. After breakfast, I read the one for the day and meditate over it by writing in my journal. If I’m feeling really anxious, I’ll also do some affirmations, but I don’t do this all the time (not yet).
I give myself at least an hour between breakfast and working out. Usually, between that hour, I’m doing small tasks like cleaning up or answering emails. Working out is something that helps me de-stress as well. I love the workouts on PopSugar Fitness on YouTube. After a sweaty session, I feel like I can conquer the world.
Seize The Day
After working out, I take a shower and all that good stuff and get ready for the rest of the day. I try to have a plan of what I’m going to do that day, which I usually put together the night/day before. If it’s a free day, I still try to not be so idle. During those days, I work on my blog or read a book.
Question of the day:
What is your morning routine like?
Photos are mine.