How to Make Morning Routines a Habit for All-Day Productivity

Are you a procrastinator?

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Ah, mornings. If your 8 a.m. ritual involves hitting the snooze button, scrolling through emails and catching snippets of the day’s headlines, you’re doing it wrong.

While the early hours are frequently maligned, they can actually be the most valuable part of your day. It’s a time to chart your course, conquer projects and set yourself up for all-day success.

Here are four tips for creating a morning routine that maximizes productivity:

1. Fend off procrastination

The morning might seem like an ideal time to check email and deal with other less-than-critical tasks, but it’s easy to use minutiae as an excuse for procrastinating on work that needs to get done.

Don’t let your mornings become a black hole of procrastination. By the time 3 p.m. rolls around, you’ll wonder where your entire day went.

Follow Mark Twain’s advice: Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing…

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3 thoughts on “How to Make Morning Routines a Habit for All-Day Productivity

  1. Hey there Felicia! I found your blog today, and I’m nominating you for That’s So Jacob’s March Blog Madness! It’s simple: find five interesting blogs today, copy and paste this comment to theirs, and give them a follow! Have a great day and if you’re so inclined, kindly come visit me over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Have fun spreading the blog love this month!

  2. Something else I stopped in my morning routine: reading the newspaper, at least for now. These days it’s emotionally exhausting and often despair-provoking. Not a good influence on my silly frothy novel.

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