Good morning and happy Monday, y’all! I am feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a weekend spent with my best people. DG and I took a little staycation with Winston & Gizmo to the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill and we had the best time relaxing with them. I started a new job in August and my hours changed from what I had been accustomed to for my entire working career. I have more time in the morning to be productive, so I decided to share five changes for a more productive morning routine.
Wake Up Earlier
I would read articles about this when my start time was 6:45AM and think it was absolutely impossible to wake up any earlier than I did. But, I started waking up at 4:30 to get more accomplished prior to going to work. It truly makes a difference for the way my day runs.
Get a Workout In
I love the Tone It Up app for 15 minute workouts prior to going to work. I find that it jump starts my metabolism and really starts me out in a better mood. Depending on what my day is looking like, I may squeeze in the studio workout as well. It saves me so much more time in the afternoons, which gives me more time to do other household things.
Fold a Load of Laundry
With my workout schedule and DG’s work schedule, I feel like we go through a lot of laundry for two people. It is so much easier if I can start a load of laundry at night, and then when I wake up, I fluff them up and fold them. Folding laundry isn’t my favorite household task, so if I can go ahead and get it out of the way, I already feel more accomplished about my day.
Put Away Any Dishes
DG usually washes the dishes, so I put them away before I leave for work. Our kitchen island tends to be a catch all for all. the. things. in our house, so I am always grateful to come home to an empty sink.
Time to Plan
Before I finish getting ready, I like to take about 10-15 minutes to plan my day. I used to do this at work, but now I do this with my morning coffee (and my overnight oats) at the house with a things to do list. It truly helps me start my day without feeling rushed or forgetful. If this time gets omitted, my day feels completely thrown off.
These five changes I have made have really made me maximize my time throughout the day, which is something I lacking prior. I hope that one of these things may help you with your time management, too.
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Have a great Monday, friends! P.S. Don’t forget to link up with Biana and me for Weekending.