Some days are more of a struggle than others. We get it! It’s too difficult to get yourself motivated seven days a week.
And while there’s no magic formula to get motivated every day, there are a few things you can do to get yourself going, especially in the morning.
Here are 5 quick morning motivation rituals to jumpstart a productive day.
5 Morning Productivity Rituals
1. Wake Up Early
Research shows that people who wake up early are more successful, more proactive, better planners, and better at anticipating problems.
Furthermore, many successful people also have a habit of waking up super-early in the morning. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, wakes up at 4 AM every day, and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, wakes up at 5.30 AM to meditate and exercise.
Not only does waking up early give you more time to work, but it also allows you to eat a healthy breakfast, schedule a proper workout session, or devote some time for mindfulness meditation.
Not too big on meditation? Here are ways you can inculcate the habit of meditation and make it a daily habit.
2. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
According to research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization, people who have consistently healthy diets are 25% more likely to have high job performance and 20% more likely to be more productive.
Need some ideas for a healthy breakfast? Check out this article on ayurvedic breakfast or this article which talks about 10 foods which you should include in your daily diet.
Exercise increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, the happy brain chemicals which decrease the risk of depression, reduce anxiety, and improve our moods.
Exercising in the morning forces you to wake up earlier and gives you a totally natural mood-booster. Moreover, it keeps you energized for the rest of the day.
4. Wake Up to Your Favorite Song
The right wake up call can set the tone for your entire day. So get rid of those annoying alarm beeps and replace it with a song that fits the mood you’d like to wake up in.
There are a ton of studies that explore the influence of specific types of music as they relate to your productivity levels.
Not sure where to start? Check out this article by HubSpot: 6 Psychology-Backed Playlists for Improving Your Productivity.
5. Do Something that Makes You Happy
Set aside a few minutes each morning to do something that makes you happy.
Whether it’s going for cycling or reading a chapter from your favorite book, spend some time doing what you love.
How do you motivate yourself in the morning? Let us know in the comments below.
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