4 Morning Routines To Boost Productivity

4 Morning Routines To Boost Productivity

We all crave those special types of routines that will change our lives. The routine that sets our day up for optimal success. The routine that keeps us on track. The routine that helps us reach our goals.

Depending on what you want to accomplish with your morning routine, I am sure you have found out in the past, not all routines are guaranteed to yield the same results. 

Maybe that’s why none of us can quite stick to a routine in the morning because we simply want it all.

We all want a clean home, a gratitude journal entry, an elaborate self-care routine, fitting in exercise, a healthy breakfast, time to on work projects, etc. 

No wonder we can’t find anything that works for us because we are expecting way too much out of such a small portion of our day!

With that said, finding anyone else’s’ routines and trying to make it work for your life, might not be the way to go.

You’re going to have to manifest your morning routine with your time and your goals in mind!

There seems to be a reoccurring theme most people want to be accomplished and I have divided them up into four main categories.

Health & Fitness

Self-Care

House Cleaning

Goals & Projects

A lot of us want all four, and each of the following morning routines will have some of the others included but laid out differently depending on what your priorities are.

Each one of these morning routines is designed to help you boost your productivity each and every day for your best self. Find out which one is perfect for you!

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01 | HEALTH & FITNESS MORNING ROUTINE

This routine is for those who need to utilize their morning time to dedicate to fitting in exercise and a healthier life style.

Time saving tips for this routine:

  1. Meal prep your lunch.
  2. Lay out your workout clothes and work/day clothes the night before.
  3. Have your coffee, tea, or health shakes set up to start automatically in the morning, or have your shake pre-portioned out for easy blending.

6:00-6:10– Drink your coffee, tea, water, or health shake to wake your body up. 

6:10-6:20– Change into work out clothing, stretch. 

6:20-6:50– Workout, cool down and stretch again.

6:50-7:00– 10 minute home clean up (clean whatever you can for 10 min).     

7:00-7:15– Shower.  

7:15-8:00– Completely getting ready for the day.

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02 | SELF CARE MORNING ROUTINES

This routine is for those who wish to spend more time on their mental well-being. Finding joy in slowing down and enjoying a simpler life.

Time saving tips for this routine:

  1. Meal prep your lunch the weekend or night before.
  2. Lay out your work/day clothes the night before.
  3. Have your coffee or tea set up to start brewing automatically in the morning.

6:00-6:10-Drink your coffee, tea, water, etc to wake up the senses.

6:10-6:30– Meditate or thoughtfully stretch your body (If you have never tried meditating, there is a free app called insight timer that will change your mind about meditation! Trust me, meditation is not just for yogi’s anymore!)

6:30-6:50– Write or read. Add an entry in your gratitude journal, read a favorite book, whether its to get lost in a story or maybe an enlightened self-help book. Or maybe take this time to plan out your day. Write out your to-do list to get prepare on what to focus on.

6:50-7:00– 10 minutes home clean up (clean as much as you can in 10 min)

7:00-7:15– Make and mindfully eat your breakfast.

7:15-8:00– Get yourself ready for the day.   

03 | HOUSE CLEANING ROUTINE

This routine is for those who find it important to their well-being to have a clean & clutter free home on a regular basis.

 Time saving tips for this routine:

  1. Have your lunch prepared the weekend or night before.
  2. Automatically have your coffee, or tea on a morning brew setting.

6:00-6:05-Make your bed before anything else.

6:05-6:25– Do a load. Whether it is a load of laundry for running the dishwasher.

6:25-6:45– Do a generic pick up of your home (Clean as much as you can.)

6:45-7:00– Do a 15-minute decluttering project. Clean out your purse, clean out one drawer, clean out on a shelf in the pantry, etc.

7:00-7:15– Write out a to-do list for the day.  

7:15-8:00– Get yourself ready for the day.

04 | GOALS & PROJECTS ROUTINE

This routine is for those who need some time dedicated to completing goals and projects that otherwise you do not have much time for throughout the day. Examples could be: getting homework done, finish painting, adding another chapter to your book, work-related projects, etc.

Time saving tips for this routine:

  1. Prepare your lunch the weekend or night before
  2. Have your coffee or tea set up on auto brew in the am
  3. Know what you want to work on the night before and take out everything you might need to accomplish it. Computer, pen, and paper, etc.

6:00-6:05-Make your bed before anything else.

6:05-6:15– Do a 10 minute home clean up (clean as much as you can)

6:15-7:00– Work on whatever project you need to uninterrupted.

7:00-7:10– Thoughtfully stretch your body to wake up.

7:10-8:00– Get yourself ready for the day.

Whether you have 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours in the morning, anyone can figure out a way to create a routine that will help them accomplish their life goals.

If you cannot seem to stick to a routine, change the layout and structure of your morning.

Maybe the reason for repeated failure is that you are putting too many things on your list, or maybe not enough.

Realize what is REALISTIC for you. If you are not a morning person and you never will be, look for your most productive time of the day and utilize that time!

Maybe you are a night owl, and a morning routine would only make sense at 8 pm at night!

You have to listen to what works for you, and then push yourself to make that time work better for your life goals.

Happy Decluttering!

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