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5 Morning Rituals to keep yourself productive

Published: 18.09.2014
Reading time: 14 minutes


Many of us work long hours every week. But chances are we only remain productive for a few hours given many distractions like internet games, Facebook and mobile phone.

In this article, I'm gonna name 5 morning routine that we should follow to optimize our time in office and maintain the productivity all day long.


1. Coffee
How can one do without coffee every morning?
I certainty need a cup of coffee every morning to keep myself awake and recent studies have found that drinking coffee can be a healthy habit. Coffee can increase mental alertness and prevent serious diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson and liver cancers.

“Coffee consumption fits into a very healthy diet and, if anything, may have a beneficial effect,” Dr. Eileen Madden, a toxicologist and food-safety expert, told a symposium on coffee and health last fall at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Refer here to see when is the best time of the day to consume coffee to keep your productivity at its peak. 


2. Breakfast
Start your day right by consuming breakfast before you set off for work. Not only it provide the energy for your body and brain after an overnight fast, it also provide a good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre.  The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.

Breakfast can also be a great time to meet up with people like colleagues or friends. Plus, networking breakfasts are less disruptive than midday lunches and more work-oriented than boozy cocktail parties.


3. Planning
Upon reaching your office, plan for the day. Planning begins with determination of objectives which highlights the purposes for which various activities are to be undertaken. In fact, it makes objectives more clear and specific.

Have a master list on which you write every target you need to achieve. Having a visible and accessible plan allows for you to see a quick overview of your daily tasks and allows you to check that you understand your work objectives. It also helps to agree timescales and goals, and helps with performance managing.

Planning skills are vital to your efficiency and to success in your job.
You have to be able to set and achieve targets, prioritise these and help others to do the same.


4. Exercise
Studies say the more you exercise, the more energy you will have. This is no secret and has, in recent history, been realized by employers. Exercising before (and during) work has a positive effect on productivity, employee mood, and even absenteeism rates.

Workers who exercise regularly experience an improved ability to concentrate, make complex decisions, and to even reduce workplace related injuries.

It’s the day in, day out high performance that leads to promotions and better job opportunities. It’s tough to stand out at the workplace when fatigue rears its head every afternoon.


5. Making your bed
Making your bed each morning seems like the least of our worries to start the day. However, according to Naval Adm. William McRaven, it may be the best way to start off your day.

"If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.
 If you can't do the little things right, you'll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better."

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