4 Morning Routine Ideas to Boost Your Productivity

Here are our top four favorite morning routine activities to boost your productivity and start your day on the right foot.

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If you roll out of bed and…

  • Immediately hit that snooze button
  • Grab your phone to scroll through Instagram
  • Or rush right into the day’s activities

… then you might be losing out on some valuable productivity. While there are a lot of productivity hacks out there, one that sets you up for success right from the start is a morning routine.

Not only can a morning routine help you ease into your day with much less stress, but it gives you more control over your schedule and the things you need to get done.

Here are our top four favorite morning routine activities you can try to help boost your productivity:

1. Eat breakfast

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Taking time for breakfast is not just about fueling your body with the nutrition it needs but about slowing down the start of your day. When you rush into your to-do list you immediately start with a sense of urgency instead of level-headed productivity. Even taking as little as 5–10 minutes to fuel up and enjoy a cozy cup of coffee (without checking your work emails!) can go a long way.

2. Spend 10 minutes learning something new

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Launch a one-minute podcast on Sound Off, read a few pages of a book you’ve been meaning to read, or open up the newspaper. Even though it’s only 10 minutes if you do this every morning you’ll be amazed by what you can learn and accomplish just by following a routine. Plus, you can combine this with breakfast if you’re strapped for time!

3. Outline your goals for the day

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Before you dive into the first urgent task that comes across your Inbox use an audio journaling app like Sound Off or a to-do list to outline your goals for the day. Starting with a plan is going to help guide how you spend your time and gives you a purpose you can rally behind throughout the day.

4. Move your body

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Not everyone loves exercising in the morning so it doesn’t need to be a full-blown exercise routine but take some time in the morning to stretch, do yoga, or go for a walk. Starting your day by moving your body helps you wake up and get the blood flowing in your body and brain. That way when you sit down at your desk to start work, you actually start working instead of staring at your computer screen for 10 minutes trying to put two thoughts together. They both take 10 minutes, so why not get some exercise instead?

What are your favorite morning routine activities for productivity? Let us know in the comments below!

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