I am definitely a morning person, ever since the start of this year I have been getting up at 7-8am and I honestly do feel better than when I was waking up/getting up at 10/11am. I actually hate lie ins - unless I'm really tired of course - because I feel like I'm wasting the day just being in bed, doing nothing and basically being a lazy ass.
How I'm more productive in the mornings
Get up early
The key to feeling good in the morning for me is waking up early - rise and shine everyone! - and getting ready for the day ahead. My body clock is typically around 7-8am everyday so I'm quite lucky but that's only because I'm still a 13 year old at heart and my bed time is 9/10pm, yes I'm growing old and life is exhausting (I don't really do much with my days apart from work). I think the time between when your alarm clock goes off or body wakes up and when you actually get up should only be a few minutes. LOSE THE SNOOZE! We don't need that snooze button in our lives. Let's be honest, who's ever got up before the alarm clock goes off a second time? Yeah, didn't think so.
Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life. Am I right or am I right? It's true. Change 'I hope to' into 'I will do' and you'll rule the day and smash all those goals, whether they're big or small it doesn't matter you're still smashing them.
Prepare the night before
You’ll feel mega productive if you are ready for the day in short time and realise you have extra time to do more tasks. So, how about prepare everything the night before, and by everything I mean your outfit for the day, what you’ll have for breakfast and write down things you need to do for the day. I find this stuff quite satisfying…
Meditate or yoga
The perfect way to relax those muscles and get your body ready for the day. It helps clear your mind and keep your mood calm - just what you want every morning yeah? I actually don't do this in the mornings because I struggle to find the time to before I set off to work, but I do know from other people that it genuinely works, maybe that's a hint from them saying I should start...
Listen to your favourite podcasts
This is a slightly random one but it really does motivate me, especially if the podcast is inspiring, and encourages me to get on with my day instead of being a slob. There are some great ones out there, some of my favourites include Keeping it Candid, Ctrl Alt Delete, Is it just me? - go check them out, you'll become addicted after a few episodes.