Most of us work very long hours, typically ranging anywhere from 40-60 hours per week. But because of countless distractions like online entertainment, chatting with officemates at the snack bar, and poor time management skills, we are only really spending a few hours each day for high-quality work.
If you are looking to increase your productivity and maintain it throughout the day, then here are five easy steps that you can incorporate into your morning habit.
Exercise for 7 minutes. You read that right: seven minutes. Why such a specific number? It’s short enough that it will not have any effect on the rest of your morning rituals and long enough to remove any sluggishness from the night beforeóincluding that bottle of beer.
There are countless exercise routines to choose from, but there is one that stands out among the pack. It is called the 7 Minute Workout. There’s also an app for it, too. In just 7 minutes, you can work for all your major muscle groups by just doing 12 exercises.
Go green in the morning. All of us know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some of our breakfast favorites include bagels, a bowl of cereal, an egg sandwich, and of course a cup of coffee.
All of these food choices are fine once in a while, but there is one better option to give you that much needed morning jolt. I’m talking about a green smoothie. Not to mention, juicing requires less preparation time than toasting a bagel and putting some cream cheese on top.
If you’re new to juicing, then hereís a quick recipe. Blend one apple, one orange, one banana, half a cucumber, a handful of spinach, any juice of your choice, some flax seed, and a few cubes of ice. Thatís it. Let the blender do the work and youíre ready to go.
Think of the three most important things you need to accomplish in the following 12 hours. This manner of thinking puts you in the right direction towards success. While not every day is going to be an epic win, knowing your priorities will help you immensely in moving the ball forward.