Do you want a positive productive day?
Do you want to not only feel good and uplifted throughout the day but get things done?
I get it, you have a lot of things you want to tackle, but for some reason, by the end of the day, you realize you didn’t get anything done.
You don’t feel accomplished, and you go into the next day feeling behind.
So how do you get the most out of your day so you feel great and productive?
Two Most Important Things to do Before you go to bed for a Productive Morning & Personal Growth
The night before is the step most people forget when prepping for an amazing morning. If not, you will often wake up and jump into your schedule, which means you will be wasting time thinking about what you should do.
This list is not in order, just examples of things you can incorporate to get more done.
1. Listen to meditation music before bed.
I love to listen to meditation music to help me sleep. It helps me raise my vibration and manifest it in my sleep. My favorite for sleep is Deep Sleep Meditation
And for spiritual awareness, anything from Rising Higher Meditation depends on what I’m trying to accomplish. It’s the most powerful way to reframe your thoughts and empower yourself.
2. Pick 1-3 tasks from your brain dump to tackle in the am
So after your brain dump during the day, you will still have a task that needs to be completed. So pick 1-3 tasks/goals for the next day.
If it’s a good day, I can get ten things done, ranging from simple to an easy tasks.
So 3 tasks could be
- Start blog outline with research SEO
- 8 Meaningful Areas To Set Goals In Life for Balance + Clarity (2022)
- Learn How to Find the Motivation to Keep Going even When you on The Verge of Giving Up
- Grow your email list by creating an opt-in page
Working from home job
- Email- check, respond and file it in your folders ( I have folders for people and/or projects, so once it’s done, its filed, and my box stays empty)
- Tackle today’s project
- Do any admin work like scheduling time off, scheduling meetings, or returning calls
- Doing something for you ( passion related) is a MUST everyday
- Running errands
- Washing dishes (an excellent way to practice mindfulness because you can slow down and be present with the soap, hot water, and circular movement of washing). Oh, and put headphones on, and you have a complete moment.
Productive Positive Morning Routine
If you want to have a productive morning routine, then add a few techniques to your schedule.
3. Wake up earlier
You see, I said wake up early, not 5 am. I mean, don’t get me wrong, waking up at 5 am has its perks, and I only get up that early if I have deadlines for my business.
Otherwise, I get up 20 mins prior to the kids to get a cup of coffee and stretch.
So whatever time you get up, set your alarm 20-30 mins earlier; you will feel like you are ahead of the day.
4. Set Your intentions for the day
Setting intentions is the act of stating what you intend to accomplish and get out of the day. By stating your intention, you’re more likely to focus on the moment: you do, why you do it, and how you want the day to go.
It could be done while meditating, visualizing, writing, or saying it out loud. By setting your intentions for the day, you train your brain to focus on the outcome, not being task-specific.
5. Affirm Yourself
Affirming yourself is a great way to start off your day with self-positivity.
You can say your Affirmation: I am enough, or read this positive affirmation list for more ideas.
Getting with God
Some of my clients start their day by praying and reading the Bible.
My bestie is a meditation guru who explained the power of meditation and relaxing the brain.
Visualizing your day before it unfolds is amazing. Sometimes it’s on point, as if I have the power to make my day go the way I envisioned.
For example: as if you see a movie in your head.
Picture yourself waking up before everyone else, and you’re well-rested. As you prepare for the day, you are listening to a fantastic podcast and affirming yourself in the mirror. You head to the living room with your new yoga outfit to start an excellent 18 min Chloe Ting workout. Now you are relaxed and mentally pumped for the day. As the kids are waking up, you are getting in the shower… I feel relaxed just typing this vision. Then jump into your three tasks.
6. Morning Routine Ritual
Using visualization is a good way to create a morning routine. Picture the best morning possible and try incorporating those moments into your day.
Example morning routine
- Brush teeth
- Facial Massage
- Wash up
- Make bed
- Glass of Water
- Eat breakfast
- Light a Candle
- Drink coffee
- Start 3 task
7. Plan out your Complete Day
If you want to take it up a notch, plan your entire day out. This is where the magic happens. I promise you will do this, and you will get so much done you won’t believe you did it.
Simply add your task on time slots and set the alarm so you know when to move to the next task.
8. Pick A Productivity System
There are tons of productivity systems to choose from. Try them out and pick what works for you. I use many of these together, depending on what needs to get done and how lazy I feel. Set a goal and use the system below to make it happen.
Eat The Frog
Do not Pin Source image Todoist.com
Eat the Frog is one of the many productivity systems. It focuses on starting with the task you don’t want to do first. I often use this process when I realize I am procrastinating on creating something like outlining a blog post.
Eat The Frog is perfect for anyone who:
- Struggles with procrastination
- Is busy but not accomplishing anything
- Find another productivity process that is hard to do
- Don’t know what to start first
- Has too much on their todo list
The Pomodoro Technique is probably the most powerful productivity strategy for fully focusing on ONE thing. A method is for those who can’t stay focus once you start a task. You simply set a timer for 45 mins and work on that one task until it’s done. Then you take a 25 break before getting back to work.
Get Things Done (GTD)
Getting Things Done, or GTD created by David Allen. Basically, it’s to help you decide what you should focus on when you have so many things on your mind. As I stated earlier, you can’t get anything done if you are THINKING about what you should do.
You need GTD in your life if…
- Can’t keep track of everything
- You feel like you often miss details
- Switch hats such as mom, employee, business owner, etc
- Have a problem finishing the things you begin (who started painting and didn’t finish?)
Batching means taking a specific time slot to do a “batch” of similar little jobs. This system helps you stay in flow by tackling like-minded projects.
- Pinterest pins
- Instagram images
- Facebook images
- Checking email
- Making appointments
- Paying bills
- Car maintenance appointments
- Checking account balances
- Room by room
- Vacuuming a rooms
- Picking up dishes around the house
9. Take breaks
All work and no play can drain you out faster and put you into a negative space.
Adding breaks in your day gives you time to do nothing but relax. For example, I usually take a break when putting my toddler to sleep. Since she wants me to stay in the room until she falls asleep, I scroll social media or play my favorite game, property brothers ( if you also love decorating and house remodels, check out my husband and I site totalhousemakeover.com).
As moms, we are often ON from the moment we wake up until the kids are asleep. And mothers of small children are often ON at night, too for feedings and nighttime wake-ups.
That’s why it’s imperative to turn it OFF during the day and get some mental space. I love my kids, but I could be around them ALL DAY.
If I have to, I will leave to get coffee alone and listen to some music.
Final Thought For Making A Productive Day Positive
We are often busy people by default. The goal is to change from busy to productive so you can actually get things done. Most people find it hard to stay motivated and productive because they don’t have a clear system. They don’t know where to start or if they are working on the right task to propel them in their lives.
I hope this helps you get the most out of your day so you’re productive.
If you need help, a support system, or clarity on what will make the most significant impact in YOUR life, jump on the email list and let me know how I can help.
Ok so now tell me which one you have tried and if you feel pumped.