The other day I came across a Facebook post in a group that went something like this:
I’m just getting started in my business and I’m struggling. I can’t seem to get started in the mornings.
I know I’m good at what I do, but I just can’t get going.
Any insight or advice for me?
And there was some really great advice for her in the comments that included:
- Go for a walk (or move in some way)
- Set up a morning routine that gets your juices flowing
- Do something else for a bit when you’re stuck
- Know your most productive time of day and plan your day accordingly
I agree with all of this advice.
I can also understand the posters problem.
I am not a morning person.
Left to my own devices (i.e., no plan), it can be quite a while before I actually start working.
This is why my last task each day is to plan the next day. I’ll plan to start my day at a specific time, and if I don’t start then, things on my daily list won’t get done. And that will bother me.
However, it’s not just about planning the day; it’s about planning the day for how I work.
I know if I put the most challenging task of my day first that I’ll procrastinate getting to work.
Instead, I’ll generally put one or two easy or quick tasks at the beginning of my day.
This means I’ve already crossed at least one thing off my list before I’ve been in the office an hour. It creates a bit of momentum for the day.
If you also have problems getting started in the morning, try this and let me know how it goes.
Otherwise, what do you do to get started in the mornings?
Comment below and share with me!