Do you ever wish there were more hours in the day?
Most of us wake up each morning facing crammed calendars and mile-long to-do lists. From the minute your alarm clock goes off, you already feel overwhelmed and spend the day trying to figure out how to accomplish your daily goals.
If you want to improve your daily routine and feel more productive, here’s what you need to do.
Go to bed and wake up early
Everyone knows that waking up early allows you to have more time to get things done. But it also gives you more time to prepare and focus on yourself before starting your day. We highly recommend spending a few quiet moments to yourself using the Daily Journal or the Essential Notebook each morning.
Create a morning routine
Instead of spending the morning checking your email or social media accounts, create a morning routine to start your day off right. This allows you to have a few additional hours in the day free from distractions. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Turn your phone on “Do Not Disturb”
- Eat a nutritious breakfast
- Journaling or creative work
Set up a schedule
In order to maximize the hours you have in a day, it’s essential to set up a schedule. This will make sure you always know how long you are going to do each task and when to move on to the next. By creating a schedule, you will be able to form habits that will help you get more done.
Create a to-do list
Before you go to bed, create a to-do list including a list of the most important things you want to accomplish the next day. By getting it down on paper, you’ll be more motivated to start your activities when you wake up in the morning.
Without breaks you will not be able to accomplish the goals you need to complete due fatigue and stress. Sometimes, you have to spend some time relaxing and have a break mentally, emotionally and physically. Use this time to take care of your mind and body with exercise or reading.
Use productivity tools
Find a planner that can help you get more organized in planning, scheduling, delegating, and implementing tasks. Built for a 90-day achievement cycle, the Get It Done Planner gives you a quarter of a year so you aren’t overwhelmed by having to take on 12 months at a time. With the GID Planner, you’ll find all the tools you need to help you achieve your goals and tasks all year long.
We are all given 24 hrs a day, however we wonder why some people accomplish more compared to others. The reason is how they spend their time and make the most of it. So, with all the tips as mentioned above, you can start changing your daily routine and be more productive.