With mornings becoming increasingly dark and cold, it’s no surprise that many of us can’t bear them. For those of us with children mornings can become a logistical nightmare, allowing us little time to do anything other than get out of the front door.
Mornings don’t have to be like this however. They can be transformed into productive times used to help you develop habits that will allow you grow into a better person. So how can we take advantage of this time of day?
Nurture your relationships
For many couples, living together becomes more like ships crossing in the night and in some cases the only extended amount of time you see them for is in the morning. Similarly, if you are a working parent, mornings can be a precious time to see the children.
Try to eat breakfast as a family, with the TV turned off and phones off the table. Take this time to reconnect and start your day with a full heart.
Track your time
Just like those looking to lose weight can benefit from tracking their food intake, those looking to be more productive should track how they spend their time. By seeing what you really spend your time on in the morning (watching breakfast shows, checking your social media sites) you should be able to see pockets of opportunity.
Focus on spending your time on tasks you really want to achieve and save time-wasting activities for your down time.
Visualise your perfect morning
Does it start with a hearty breakfast and a six-mile run? Or would you prefer a hot coffee and time to work on a personal project? Visualise ways your perfect morning could fit into your current lifestyle and take steps to make it happen.
Yes, this may well involve waking up earlier. To ensure you get enough sleep this also means going to bed earlier. If you struggle to sleep, try to work on your bedtime routine too – switch off all electronics, avoid heavy meals late at night and try some deep breathing exercises.
To find out how a life coach could help you improve your productivity, take a look at our Personal Development page.
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