How to start your day for optimal productivity

Apr 9, 2021

Living well involves getting up on the right foot in the morning for a productive and fulfilling day. The secret is to make sure you arrange a moment for self care first thing in the morning, and follow these four game-changing rules of starting your day for optimal productivity.

1. Water

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The first step to a good day is proper hydration. Like the Earth’s surface, 60% of the human body is water, so it’s key to our optimal performance. However, most of us tend to start the day dehydrated from the lack of water from the night before. Here is a tip for getting your fluids right before hitting the road.

The famous morning mineral cocktail:
350ml filtered water
3g sea salt
¼ lemon, squeezed

Power hack: Choose Pink Himalayan salt! It’s the most mineral-rich form of salt. It comes from ancient oceanic deposits rich in iron, hence its pink hue.

2. Priorities

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Success comes down to a few things we do well rather than everything we do. Here is a million-dollar question that will help you live by priority and achieve extraordinary results:

What’s the one thing I can do to make everything else easier or unnecessary?

Power hack: For an even greater impact across your life, add a category and timeframe before the question. For instance, for my health this week, what’s the one thing I can do to ensure I eat well?

Based on the work of Gary Keller

3. Sleep

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Outside nutrition, sleep is the single most important ingredient of optimal productivity. If you get your sleep right, you can get more done with less stress. Luckily for us busy bees, sleeping well does not necessarily mean getting all the sleep in one go, and here is a tip on how you can hack your sleep for maximum impact.

A typical sleep cycle lasts 90 minutes. Focus on achieving 35 sleep cycles per week which is more manageable than counting sleeping hours. In theory, you should need 4-5 sleep cycles per day.

Power hack: Your 35 sleep cycles don’t need to happen all at night. If you sleep six hours per night and introduce a 30 min power nap every day, you can still achieve your 35 hours goal.

4. Exercise

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Add a few minutes of light exercise in the morning to boost your productivity. Light exercise improves circulation, cognitive performance, and releases endorphins that make you more alert. All of this sends vital cues to your body that it’s time to wake up and get going. Here it’s how we hack your morning routine for optimal productivity.

Aim for 1-3 minutes of light and slow exercise. It can be light yoga, push-ups, air squats, and our suggestion – burpees. The key is to simply elevate your heart rate and get your muscles working.

Power hack: Many leading entrepreneurs such as Tony Robbins use a mini trampoline called Rebouder to jump start their biology before a productive day. Bouncing helps build your coordination and balance.

How about a good book at the end of the day to build a strong mindset and sustainable wellbeing? We put together a few titles for you here.

Our wellness tips are intended to supplement rather than replace advice from a qualified health care professional. It’s always recommended that you consult a qualified health care professional before embarking on any treatment or training.
B-Hive Living disclaim liability over any medical outcomes that may occur as a result of applying any treatment or advice suggested in this note.

B-Hive Living
At B-Hive Living, we believe that living well starts at home. We deliver community activities and content to our residents around  the four pillars of living well. We strive to help you boost your resilience and beat home fatigue the strange and isolating times on the pandemic.