If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your minutes.
Starting your morning with a clear plan of action sets the stage for a productive day. I spend the first minutes of my day waking up my brain and getting in the right headspace to be inspired, motivated, and positive.
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m not a morning person. So when I first wake up, I’m in a cloudy easily-agitated state. In those first moments of my day, I’m an easily tipped scale.
Basically I love sleep. Like, I LOVE sleep. Really.
So it takes a clear plan of action to transition from cozy sleeping mama to the powerhouse boss chick I can be. ‘Cause y’all know, a goal without a plan is just a dream. And if anyone thinks I can just wake up and make magic happen…you’re just dreaming.
Here’s some insight to my process. Enjoy!
1. Coffee & Prayer
Yep. A solid morning routine starts with a freshly brewed cup o’ Joe and some one-on-one time with my main dude. Praying for about ten minutes allows me downtime to reflect and meditate. When I pray, I’m reminded what I’m most thankful for, where I fall short and need guidance and forgiveness, and it gives me the feeling relief to vent my anxieties. Inhale positivity. Exhale negativity.
I know there’s only so much I can do in most situations. So laying my worries at His feet reminds me to continue to have faith and trust in His plan. I have to remind myself every day that I’m never in this alone.
If you’re not religious, spend about ten minutes meditating and reflecting. Yoga or even deep breathing can be super therapeutic. Basically anything that helps you clear your mind, relax, and reset. Find what works for you, and do it.
2. Inspiration & Journaling
After ten minutes of prayer and sipping my caffeinated fuel, I like to spend about twenty minutes reading or watching something inspirational. Sometimes I’ll have a specific devotional that I’ll do daily through the Bible App. Other times I’m working on an inspiring self-help book; Girl, Wash Your Face is a favorite. If you haven’t read it yet, do it. Not trying to be bossy, buuut.
Either way, I take my time to analyze and really absorb what I’m reading by slowly going through a chapter and annotating and making notes of quotes I want to remember or just thoughts I have while reading.
Feeding your brain something that’s designed to boost your confidence and open your mind will absolutely lift your mood and make for your most productive self. If you’re looking for book recommendations, drop a comment and I’d love to share some other amazing ones I’ve read!
The next twenty minute segment of my day is more transitioning into my business mindset. This is partly motivational but mostly to expand my knowledge of what I’m doing. So for me being in direct sales / network marketing, I will read or watch something informational that’s related to my business.
You can pretty much Google search books related to your field of work or something related to entrepreneurship or even a hobby you’re passionate about. The goal is to further your knowledge and expand your skills. My main goal is to grow myself so that I can pour into my team to help them grow and reach their goals!
With step 2 and 3, you can also listen to audiobooks but I’m a visual learner so I just can’t. So YouTube and books are my thang. Again, for recommendations, leave a comment.
4. Create Content
If you’re in direct sales or network marketing like me, this half hour slot is pretty important. Creating some sort of business-related content is vital; whether it be a blog post, social media content, a training video, etc.
I usually focus on a new blog entry or an informative video. This could look like making notes of topics or talking points, researching information I’ll want to cover on a training video, or even taking and editing photos for my blog or Instagram.
I spend the most time in this area, because I want to make sure I’m not rushing and throwing stuff together half-assed. I’m a perfectionist to a fault when it comes to my content. I like to be sure I’m putting out my best for my readers, followers, customers, and teammates. Quality over quantity, bruh.
Whether you’re like me, or a professional blogger, or even a stand-alone entrepreneur, if you’re promoting your business online, creating content is key.
5. Social Media Posts
The last thing I do in the morning is plan, create, and publish my first posts of the day on my Facebook business page, team group page, personal page, and my Instagram.
My MO is to start off each day with something motivational or inspirational. This is where my journaling from earlier comes in handy. During my inspirational reading or self-development, I normally share an “Aha!” moment of mine on my social media; something relatable.
To make the most of my time, I find it easier to spend ten minutes or so planning my posts for the day so that I can periodically publish without having to take up extra time with menial tasks like searching or thinking.
To be your most focused and productive self, having a clear plan of action for the first thirty to ninety minutes after waking up is crucial. Think about what relaxes you — what puts you in a good mood, what builds you up, what helps you learn and grow. Then DO something with it.
You know who’d be great at what I do? You.
You’re fun to be around. You’re positive and motivated. You’ve got drive and dreams. You love sharing what you love with everyone!
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