Does it seem like every morning when you wake up you lack the energy to conquer the day? Do you wish you were more motivated to achieve your goals?
Here's the number 1 issue that might be holding you back: immediately checking your phone when you wake up.
When you reach for your phone in the morning, it's training you to be distracted. It can throw off your focus mentally and it's harder to get out of bed. Checking your phone is rewiring your brain to be reactive instead of proactive. You're letting your phone set the agenda and mood for the day.
Hitting the snooze button might leave you more tired during the day. Not only does it hurt you physically, it can also impact you mentally. You subconsciously develop a "defeatist attitude" towards the day. Your mind is reacting in a way that is saying "I am not ready for the day, I need more time to sleep."
So what can you do instead to ensure a productive day? Create a morning routine. Write down a list of things you need to accomplish that day. Make your bed. Write in a" gratitude journal" or meditate to ensure your emotions are in check. Below is an article that focuses on developing a happier and mentally strong attitude.
An hour before bedtime, stay away from your phone and write down a list of the most important things you need to accomplish the following day. The reason why it's so important to stay away from your laptop or smartphone is that these screens emit "blue light" which suppresses one's melatonin and makes it harder to fall asleep.