7 Self-care Tips to increase your Productivity this 2022

7 Self-care Tips to increase your Productivity this 2022

Entrepreneurs often fall into chronic stress because they believe that hustling until you can’t hustle anymore is the only way to succeed. This will later lead you into a ‘burnout’. There are some times where work can feel so overwhelming and a bit too much for us so sometimes it gets hard to get up in the morning especially when you’re feeling a bit tired from working the other day.

Managing stress may not seem so easy as it is. But one thing to get yourself back on track after experiencing a burnout is in the secret of starting your day right. There is this book called Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven which explains the importance of this very first task you do upon waking up – and that is making your bed. He said in his speech, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.

Consistency and persistence are key in creating a new morning routine, so as long as you wake up the next morning and try again, you’re on the right path. According to John Boitnott, a longtime digital media consultant and journalist living in San Francisco, these routines can help us start our day and be productive.

1. A plan

Creating a plan for your morning the night before will help you actually follow through the next day and is one of the most important ways to make your mornings more productive. You will be more aware of what are the things need to be done in that day and you will be able to manage your time wisely.

2. Natural Light

The best way to activate your body’s natural alarm clock is to incorporate natural light into your morning routine. Sunlight activates your body’s circadian rhythm and tells your system it’s time to wake up.

3. Vitamin D

Natural sunlight is the best way to curb deficiencies, but a vitamin D supplement is also a good way to improve vitamin D levels. Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency leads to fatigue, among a host of other side effects, which can negatively affect your productivity in the morning and the rest of the day.

4. A morning walk

Getting your blood flowing early in the morning is another way to physically tell your body it is time to wake up. Incorporating physical activity into your morning routine will help you feel alert more quickly.

5. Consistency

Consistency is the key to success. Wake up at around the same time each day to condition your body to naturally wake up at that time. This can make waking up early less painful the longer you keep up the habit.

6. Time to unplug

Blue light is not good for your sleep cycle. Social media is usually not good for your productivity. On all fronts, your phone is counterproductive when trying to make the most out of your morning. Set your phone aside at least an hour before closing your eyes for bed. Instead, try reading a book, stretching or listening to a podcast. In the morning, try to resist the urge to instantly grab your phone and check your email. Give yourself space to ease your way into the day and ditch your phone for the first precious few moments.

7. Sleep

The most important thing you can do to make the most out of your mornings is to get a good night's sleep.

With all that being said, finding your motivation back and doing routines requires consistency and persistency. Some like to take it slow, step by step and others may find it effective if you were to push yourself hard. Our advice is, look for what works with you and do it consistently. Once you find yourself doing this every single day, it will turn into a habit and later a lifestyle.

And always remember the secret of making your making own bed every morning. Start with the small things and eventually you’ll find yourself doing more and bigger tasks.



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