The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes:
As someone who is an early riser, I value the time I get before the morning routine gets underway.
However, even if you’re not an early riser, you can use the time before breakfast to kickstart your day into a productive, peaceful mode.
1. Review Your To-Dos for the Day
While you’re waiting for the coffee to brew, sit down at the table and write down your major to-dos for the day, if you didn’t do this the evening before. Whether you jot them down in your planner or on an apps on your smartphone, make sure they’re there before you start your day. Then, review them.
To review them, simply rank them mentally or literally, in order of priority so that when you sit down to work, you know what tasks to tackle first.
2. Take Five to Deep Breathe
Next, take your cup of tea or coffee and head outside, either to the garden or balcony and simply breathe in the cool morning air, savor the sunshine and give yourself five minutes to center yourself and focus on the day ahead.
3. Send Yourself a Positive Message
I’m a big believer in sending our brain positive food for thought to munch on as I power through the day. It can be an inspiring quote or a word that means something to you.
Write it down where you can see it and when you find your spirits flagging in the middle of the day, you can look at it, absorb it and recharge yourself.
4. Eat Your Breakfast…Slowly
A productive person needs food for fuel. So, don’t skip your breakfast or rush through it. A little prep the evening before will ensure that you have a nice, wholesome breakfast to keep your batteries charged till lunchtime.
5. Review the Family Calendar
Before you head out the door or get down to work, take a few minutes and review the family calendar to check if there are any important events, appointments or projects for the day.
Then, get ready to rock the morning and the day in a planned, productive and peaceful manner.
Do you use the time before breakfast to map out your day?
|Prerna Malik is a mom, a wife, a writer and woman who believes in being postively productive, parenting with love and creating a home that invites you to put your feet up and relax. Find her sharing her journey and experiences with productivity and parenting at The Mom Writes.|