Freelancing has brought many opportunities to Filipinos. We now have control over the income we can earn. Moreso, we can use the time we have for things that matter the most, such as our passion projects or our spending time for our families.
But it’s a double-edged sword. It also means that we can’t slack. We need to work with our limited time wisely. That’s why we need to make our morning productive.
Creating a Morning Routine
Mind you; not everyone is a morning person. Some people are just more productive at later times.
You have to understand, though. It doesn’t matter if your morning starts at 5 AM, 10 AM, or 2 PM.
We are different people. What’s crucial is that you have a morning routine in place designed just for you.
Creating your very own morning routine can help you feel calmer and more productive. You can maximize your energy, creativity, and focus on doing the things that you love. Here are 5 tips to make your mornings productive.
Prepare the Night Before
Preparing for today should’ve started the night before. We have a limited amount of willpower. It’s best to aide your mornings with pre-decided goals for the next day.
You can do this by listing the top three things you want to accomplish the following day. It allows your mind to be at ease. And in some cases, your subconscious will find help you seize your targets the next morning.
Start your Day at the Same Time
There is power in creating a habit. It makes working easier because your body just operates with muscle memory.
The problem is, it’s not just a one-time thing. According to research, it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit. And this begins with starting your day at the same time.
By doing this, it will prepare our body and mind to be at work in that specific timeframe.
Write a To-Do List
If you haven’t already, it’s essential to write a to-do list before you start your working day. It helps you to be focused on what needs to be done.
Be wary, though. Do not write a long list that it might overwhelm you. Just pick the most essential tasks and aim to finish that with flying colors.
Being calm and aware of your wellbeing goes a long way. And meditation can help you achieve it.
Studies show that meditation gives you the peace of mind to tackle tasks head-on. It even relieves you from stress. Try meditating and see how it works wonders for your career.
Eat Your Frog: Use Your Willpower Wisely
Speaking of willpower, it is a scarce resource. We don’t have unlimited amounts each day.
Our willpower is highest during our mornings (whatever time that starts). That’s why it should be utilized, creating the most valuable output we can get. You need to start your day eating your frog.
No, it’s not a real live frog *barf*. It symbolizes the most important and daunting tasks you should finish for the day. Use your willpower to conquer that fearful task. By doing this while your willpower is at a high, you are sure that whatever happens, your day is well spent.
As a freelancer, it helps to know what you want to achieve in life, and your morning routine can help you reach your goals as long as you’re consistent in doing the things that you love. Now go and create your unique morning routine. Share your thoughts in the comments below.