5 Quirky Morning Rituals to Boost Your Workday

By Hannah Dania

Discover how small habits that might seem irrelevant can supercharge your productivity.

Hey there, 9-to-5ers! We understand that navigating work can sometimes feel like an endless marathon of meetings, emails, and tasks that make you question whether adulthood is just another game of 'let's pretend….' But hold up – because what we're about to unveil might just revolutionise the way you tackle your day!

In a world where hustle culture is used too often, it's the unexpected, seemingly insignificant rituals that can be the secret sauce to a successful work day and maybe work life! We know you're no stranger to juggling a million things at once – side hustles, social media, self-care Sundays, and the list goes on – but sometimes, the missing piece of the puzzle isn't about working hard but working smarter. It's about understanding that in the chaos of modern life, there's immense power in slowing down, taking a breath, and embracing unconventional habits that can set the tone for the day.

So before you hit that snooze button for the fifth time, before you reach for your phone like it's your morning coffee, before you even consider tackling that overflowing inbox – read through these five habits that can change the way you start – and end! – your day.

1. Make your bed like you're in the military
"I'm a grown up, why should I make my bed like I'm in boot camp?" Well, it's all about setting the tone for your day. Making your bed creates a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning. It's a small victory that can set the stage for more significant wins throughout the day. Plus, let’s be real, coming home to a tidy bed is never a bad idea.

2. Include some stretches and mindful breathing first thing in the AM
A few simple stretches and breathing exercises can do wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Start with some easy yoga poses or a quick five-minute meditation. It's like a shot of espresso for your soul.

3. Dress to impress…YOURSELF!
Wear something that makes YOU feel confident and ready to conquer the world (or at least your inbox). Your attire can significantly impact your mood and confidence, which in turn affects your performance.

4. Fuel your body, not just your device
We've all been there, rushing to the office with a smartphone glued to our hand, scrolling through emails while forgetting the most crucial morning ritual – breakfast! Your body needs fuel just like your devices need batteries. Opt for a balanced breakfast that includes protein, healthy fats, and carbs. It'll give you the energy you need to tackle the day.

Share more tips with us on your little wins to seize the day @Graduan!

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