You’ll agree with me that your morning can make or break your day. It determines whether you’ll have a productive day or a ‘meh’ day. Even if I’m staying at home, I like to feel useful to myself. I’ll be sharing how I start my day for a productive day.
I know I’m not the only person that feels like 24hours is not enough time for a day sometimes. So in order to get a lot of things done when I have a lot of things to do, I wake up early. This is step 1 in making sure you have a productive day. Starting early may not even necessarily mean waking up by 5am. You can decide to wake up by 12pm or even 1pm, depending on what your routine is like.
Start my day with gratitude and speak into my day.
You should know that it’s not everybody who had the opportunity to see a new day, and when you do, you should be grateful. I start my day with prayers of gratitude then go ahead to read my devotional; Wisdom for the day by Dr. Bishop Mike Okonkwo. After this I listen to my worship playlist or praise depending on my mood, but it’s worship for me 70% of the time. I then continue my other activities listening to the songs.
Giving my day direction.
The next step is to plan my day. Most times this is done in the night, but when I wake up in the morning I then decide what I would add or subtract from what I decided in the night.
Put my plans on paper.
After planning, I go ahead to write it down in my notebook. Sometimes I use my phone, but that’s only if I have errands to run. Since I started writing my plans down, it has made all the difference. Writing it down helps to hold you accountable so that you actually get the work done so you can strike it off your list.
After writing down my plans, I organize myself and put things in order for the day. Obviously, I start with my room because that’s where my day would take place, my room is my office. After arranging my room, I go ahead to do other house chores which I have to do for that day. If I’m going out later in the day, I organize my things for them to be ready. When things are chaotic around you or in your life, there are chances that you won’t get a lot done.
I can’t function without breakfast and that’s on period. If I’m not fasting, I don’t joke with my breakfast. When I know that I have a lot of things to do, I always eat very well in the morning. I’m not a light eater in the morning. I love to eat to my satisfaction in the morning and save the light eating for evening and night. Of course, this part changes when I’m in school.
So these are the basic things I do every morning for a productive day. If my day is not going to be productive, I’ll know from when I wake up. Lazy days are still my best days, but I like to feel productive if not I’ll start feeling guilty for wasting my day.
What’s your morning routine like? Let’s discuss in the comments section.
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