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Five Ways to Jump-Start Your Morning

Are you having a hard time getting going in the morning? It can be difficult to start your day knowing all the work you have ahead of you, but follow these five tips and you will see an increase in your daily productivity in the morning.

5. Establish a Routine, and Stick To It

If you have an effective morning routine in place, you will be less likely to lag and risk being late. Get up at the same time every day. Practice some yoga, stretching, or breathing exercises. Give yourself time to have a healthy breakfast without rushing. Once you get to work, you will be energized and ready to have a productive morning.

4. Eliminate Distractions

When you are at work, don’t let yourself get distracted by your smartphone, “fun sites” like social media or YouTube, mindless snacking, or breaks to gossip with your coworkers. Stay focused on your work, and before you know it, it will be lunch time, when you can reward yourself for an effective morning of work productivity.

3. Keep Yourself and Your Environment Organized

Make sure your desk is neat and organized so that you can keep track of important notes and be less likely to stress out during high-pressure moments. You will see an increase in your daily productivity if you know where everything is and you aren’t bogged down by clutter.

2. Stay Hydrated and Avoid Unhealthy Drinks

Drink plenty of clean, fresh water throughout the morning. If you don’t drink enough water, you will get dehydrated and you won’t have energy to focus on your work. An effective morning of work starts and continues with a healthy body, which means lots of water. Avoid coffee, soda or energy drinks, all of which will dehydrate you even more, give you an energy crash later, or do more serious harm to your body.

1. Be Mindful of Your Posture

So many people suffer from problems like back pain and decreased concentration because they are not sitting up straight. If you are hunched over your computer screen, it is harder for the air you breathe to reach your lungs, and your brain needs air and oxygen in order to function properly. You’ve started your morning with a healthy breakfast, a tidy desk and no distractions, so remember to breathe, sit up and take pride in your efforts.