We are all creatures of habit. The real secret of success is a good daily routine. For a while, my daily routine was incredibly lazy. I would wake up, make coffee, lounge in bed, and scroll online until it was time to go to work. Repeat times a hundred. After a while, I began to feel really bad about myself. I had all this free time but I seemed to never get anything accomplished. My routine needed to change.
To shake things up, I moved the TV out of our bedroom. I don’t watch TV that much, but I have the habit of turning it on while I’m doing other things, and then getting distracted. To eliminate my biggest morning time waster (the internet) I moved my laptop & charger out of the bedroom as well. To really complete the trifecta of ultimate productivity, I also moved my phone charger across the room to my dresser. It is still in my bedroom, but no longer charges on my nightstand on a nightly basis. This forces me to get up to turn my alarm off, instead of snoozing for an extra 45 minutes.
So far these small changes have helped me. I am not up at 5 AM running marathons or anything :), but I have noticed a significant increase in my productivity throughout the day. I do still allow myself at least 30 minutes to drink my coffee in bed, mostly because mornings are hard, and coffee and blankets make me happy.
I’ll let everyone know when I learn the secret to marathon running at 5 AM. Until next time, cheers! 😉