How often do you get to the end of a day only to look back and wished that you had gotten more done, been more productive?

I know that for me, it happens way more than I’d like to admit.

It can be difficult to maintain high levels of productivity as a freelancer.

Luckily, there are some tricks you can do that will help you get more done throughout your day; one of those tricks is simply exercising in the morning.

It might sound counter-intuitive to exercise in the morning, after all you have a ton of work to get done, but doing so will get your blood flowing and help you start off your day full of energy.

Exercising

I sit at my desk all day, every day. I need to get my blood flowing, so it’s crucial I get in some exercise.

Most days I get in a simple 15–30 minute walk or bike ride with my dog, Benny. Other days when I have more time, I do a simple strength training routine.

When you work out, you get blood flowing to your brain. The more blood flow to the brain, the easier it is for your thoughts to connect. This is why I excercise in the morning before I begin to work.

Working out first thing in the morning starts the day off feeling productive – I feel energized, and I’m mentally prepared to knock out quality work.

I’ve tried plenty of popular workout DVDs and online programs, but my absolute favorite resource for fitness has been Nerd Fitness. It’s an awesome blog packed with relatable tips and success stories. It’s been a fun, nerdy way to learn more about getting motivated and healthy – especially for someone that sits at their desk all day.”

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