In the past when I had days off, I typically started my day by waking up and staying on my phone for about an hour. It’s a super bad habit and it kills productivity. That bad habit led to another bad habit and then another after that.
That was in the past and I learned some better habits to kickstart my day. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.
Now, I wake up and get out of bed instantly. You see, it’s at those small moments that lead to a cycle of unproductivity and constant laziness. I’m going to give you a few tips to do the same as me.
1. Keep your phone far away from your bed at night.
This was the most helpful because I used my iPhone as an alarm and since it was far from my bed, I had to get up from my bed to go turn it off. The hardest part of waking up is not actually getting up. Also, the snooze button is the devil…
2. Plan Your Day’s Agenda the Night Before
This helped me because I got up from bed and didn’t know what was going to be my first task. My very first task is to brush my teeth, make my bed, shower, and get dressed. Those are tasks we do everyday though, the first task of the day needs to be planned beforehand. You’ll walk around not knowing what to do next. There was also something I’ve read in the past where it advised me to write down my agenda for the next day into 20 bullet points. Out of those 20 bullet points, choose the 5 most important. I don’t remember where I read it from, but it helped tremendously.
3. After You’re Done, Take A Break
This means that after you’re done with a task, take a small 10-minute break. Grab a glass of water, eat a snack, anything. This is because it spreads out your day into tasks and breaks. Many people do too many tasks one after the other, but that doesn’t mean it works for everyone.
4. Get A Workout In
No matter what, you have to get a workout in your day. It won’t happen everyday, but it’s important to attempt to workout at least every other day. A workout can last 15-20 minutes. Many people have this idea of exercising for an hour or two. Let’s be honest, how long are you actually working out for in that hour? Many people don’t even break a sweat. Resting while waiting for your next set is killing your precious time. In a later post, I’ll give some qworkoutsuick and fat-burning workouts for the busy people that have no time.