Boost Your Daily Productivity by Getting More Done in the Morning!

October 7th, 2016

If you’re like many people, you tend to work at a rapid pace during the morning hours and drastically slow down in the afternoon. More than just a coincidence, numerous studies have determined that people who start their day earlier are more efficient.

Published in the American Psychological Association journal, the study “Emotion” confirmed those who get up earlier in the morning are happier than their snooze button-hitting peers. The research team determined part of the reason for these results is early birds are generally more productive and proactive, which of course is enough to put anyone in a great mood.

Four Ways to Accomplish More in the Morning

Incorporate these tips into your life to create a new routine that seriously increases your level of output.

Get Up Earlier

It’s the most obvious way to boost your morning production levels, but also the most challenging if you’re not a fan of getting up early. Start gradually, getting up 15 minutes early each day, until you’re waking up at an hour you once never thought possible. It’ll take some willpower and you’ll probably need to start going to bed earlier, but you can do it.

Hit the Gym

Exercise is a quick and healthy way to wake your body up, so start your day with a sweat session. It doesn’t matter if you head to your local health club or complete a yoga workout in your living room, as long as you’re doing something active that makes you feel good for the rest of the day.

Avoid Checking Email

Checking email is incredibly time-consuming — especially if you’re doing it constantly — so leave your inbox closed for the first few hours of the day. If any urgent messages are waiting for you, the person will call to follow up, so take this time away from your inbox to work uninterrupted. You probably won’t realize how much time you were spending on email until you go without it for a few hours.

Make a To-Do List — and Stick to It

End each workday by making a to-do list for the next day, prioritizing what needs to be done first. This way, when you get started the next morning, you know exactly what you need to do, so you can get started right away. Try to complete the toughest assignments first, so they’re not weighing on your mind all day, as procrastination is a huge waste of energy.

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