More ideas approached me this morning that may increase my productivity. You see, I wake up around 5 and then I get on the computer for a little bit and drink some water to hydrate. Then I clean my face, brush my teeth, put on my makeup and straighten my hair. If I picked out my outfit the night before, the next task goes much smoother. I then walk Kendra and think about breakfast. Normally at this time, I am getting anxious to start working and feel that I have no time for breakfast.
Today I tried a new approach. I hit the snooze button an extra time (4 hits if you are keeping track). Then I started getting ready right away. I just don't feel ready for breakfast when I first wake up. I then walked Kendra and came back to fix my sustenance. While enjoying my fruit, yogurt, and protein, I browsed the internet and did a little work. How productive, and I got to sleep in for 10 more minutes! I am hoping this is the key to a more rational morning. We will see how tomorrow morning goes.
Then, I came home tonight and I was even more productive. Sub plans, grading, planning, and more all happened in a reasonable amount of time tonight. How did I make it more enjoyable? I listened to an audio book while working. Several of my tasks were mindless, but necessary. These mindless tasks are easily distracted by books. I am finding myself really immersing myself in reading right now as an escape. I finished one tonight, now it is on to the next.
It is the little tricks in life that prove to be mood changing.