You know those days where you have a never-ending to-do list and yet you can’t seem to get going?
Those times when you get to the end of the day and know you could’ve been so much more productive, but just couldn’t quite get going.
I know I’ve had quite a few days like that, and so I love learning about different techniques and tricks to try to be more productive.
Here’s one thing you can try that just takes a few minutes, but can make a big difference to how productive you are all day.
First thing in the morning, as soon as you get out of bed, do something active.
You could do push ups, sit ups, star jumps, or just jog on the spot. Just move your body in some way, for at least a minute.
If you’re looking to get fit then you might want to do a longer workout, but to get a productivity boost all you need is about a minute.
No matter how busy your morning is, you should be able to squeeze in just one minute of physical activity.
And that short burst of exercise will be enough to get your body releasing feel-good endorphins that make you feel happier and energised. That boost first thing in the morning will then carry through to the rest of the day, giving you the energy to make you much more productive all day long.
Starting your day with a rush of endorphins really does set you up for a better day all round.
The beauty of this trick is that it is so easy.
It doesn’t require much effort or time but the impact it can have on your day can be huge. And if you commit to doing this on a daily basis then it can transform your whole lifestyle.
You don’t have to do the same thing every day. You can mix it up as much as you like. The key thing is to move your body, in whatever way you feel like each day.
On those days when you’re snug and comfy in bed, and really don’t want to get up and get active, then try Mel Robbins’ trick of counting down from 5. When you get to 1, just get up.
Just do it.
Count down, then go, before you give your mind the chance to come up with more excuses and talk you out of it.
So, what will you do tomorrow morning to get moving and boost your productivity?