6 Distractive Habits You Need To Stop Doing In The Morning To Boost Your Productivity

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The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine- Mike Murdoch

Many successful people share their morning routines which usually go like the following:


- Waking up really early

- Working out

- Spending half an hour or so reading motivational materials or listening to podcasts

- Journaling and writing down your goals

- Meditating

- …..


Such routine, while it is healthy and has been working out great for many people, might distract you from your main task of the day and drain the energy that you’ll need to get more important things done.


Today, we’re not going to share the perfect morning routine - that’s up to you to decide upon- but we’re going to share few habits that might be hindering your productivity and achievement level and that you need to stop doing.

1. Hitting The Snooze Button

If hitting the snooze button is too tempting, then maybe you need to get more excited about starting your day. Sometimes, waking up and facing the day can be too dreadful. For that, you need the right motivation to keep you going. It can be a dream project you’re working on, or it can be the people you love and you can’t wait till you see them again… but if you ever find yourself dreading facing the day, then maybe you need to consider changing the job you hate.

2. Checking Your Phone And Social Media

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Catching out on last night’s events might seem like a good excuse to check your social media. However, this can, not only, be a big distraction from getting things done, but it can increase depression and loneliness according to scientific researches. So try to limit the time spent on social media especially don’t start your day off checking out your phone.

3. Eating Unhealthy Breakfast

After a long night's sleep, your body needs nourishment and hydration. So start your day off with a large glass of water and make sure you get some fruit.

4. Not Having A To-Do List

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Having a to-do list is a great source of motivation to wake up and start your day. You can write these things the night before or as soon as you wake up, or even add the tasks as they come. Make the list flexible and prioritize what you need to do. Always start off with the most important tasks, the ones that are going to give you the most value.

5. Starting The Day Without Gratitude

You’ll be amazed at the difference a positive thought can make in your day. And the best way to think positively is to feel grateful. Grateful that you have a new chance to make a difference in this world and grateful for all you’ve been given to do so. This will help shift your focus to a more positive attitude.

6. Leaving Your Bed Unmade

Making your bed first thing in the morning will give you a small sense of pride that will encourage you to do more tasks. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. It’s also a great way to fight the temptation to get into your bed again for another 10 minutes.

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