If you clicked on this post, you may be feeling the same things I am.
For the majority of us, we now eat, sleep, work, and workout all in the same area. And, if you’re like me and my roommate, you may be doing it in rather close quarters. You may also be feeling like you’re about to lose your mind.
There’s also a slight chance you’ll find yourself deep in a bag of potato chips, or sipping your 9849584 coffee, because, well, you deserve it from working so hard this week, right?!!?!
… Or, you may find yourself over-working because your room has now become your office, and your office has now become your room.
Well, you aren’t alone!
If you’re in need of a productivity boost for when every different aspect of your life becomes one, here are my tips and tricks I use to set my morning off on the right foot.
6:00 a.m. — Still wake up early
This is a big thing for me regardless of this “work from home” time. I love to wake up early. I am just a morning person, and I always have been. If I am not up by 6:00 a.m. every morning (yes, even weekends), I am one cranky human being. Honestly, against my body’s wishes, I would love to get up at 5:00 a.m every day. If it wasn’t for my deep sleeping habits and late-night Instagram scrolls, I am sure I could get there again.
After getting up, I will always do my morning skincare routine, brush my teeth, and make my bed. I cannot leave my room in the mornings without my bed made, and made my special way.
6:15 a.m. — Get your juices flowin’
If you know me, you just know. I love my coffee in the morning, afternoon, and late evening (if I were able to sleep after). The first thing I think about when I wake up is coffee, and the last thing I think about at night is how my first sip will taste when I wake up.
I normally mozzy onto the kitchen, turn on my coffee pot (or pour myself a cold brew), and head back to my room.
6:15 a.m. — Chug your water
At this same time, I fill up my Yeti to embark on my daily journey to drink half to a full gallon of water. Considering I can’t stay out of my snack cupboard during this time, water helps me dictate if I am really in need of another handful of almonds or not.
6:20 a.m. — Wake your mind and body up, too
I have been trying to get in the habit of taking an extra couple of minutes to really wake up my body before jumping into work. Since I don’t have a dog to bark at me until I walk out the front door for a little stroll, I partake in indoor activities to wake up. I roll out my mat, or simply stretch out on my carpet, and turn on a work-related YouTube video or podcast to get my brain in work mode.
6:40 a.m. — Become an unstoppable immune machine
During the early morning, I try to remember to take all my supplements. I will add all my liquid supplements into my Yeti and down all my pill supplements (just make sure you can take yours on an empty stomach if you do the same).
After that, I will either finish out my routine or have a plain oatmeal breakfast while carrying out my YouTube video or podcast that I’m still paying attention to.
7:00 a.m. — Work, work, and more work
I love starting my work morning around 7 a.m., if not earlier. When I start work early, I feel like I am able to get ahead while everyone is offline. I am able to conquer my tasks and accommodate for everything else that may be asked of me later in the morning faster and easier.
Not to mention, if you wrap up everything at a decent hour, you may be able to hop off a little earlier to enjoy your evening at home.
Now, get up early, chug your water, and stretch out before your next morning’s work emails — you won’t regret it.
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