Just as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, mornings can be the most important time of the day. A good way to ensure a successful workday is to hit the ground running and make the most of the first 10 minutes. But many of us, unfortunately, fight an uphill battle because we make critical, productivity mistakes as soon as we get to the office. We waste some of the most crucial minutes of our day checking social media or grabbing a coffee. Sound familiar?
Every journey begins with a single step. But sometimes, that first step is really hard. Especially when that journey involves work. Whether you’re sitting in front of a computer staring at the dreaded blinking cursor reaching for the snooze button for third time, getting started can be hardest part of your workday.
Are you a morning person? Do you just naturally wake up energized and ready to tackle the day? Well… there’s a reason people hate you. For most of us, waking up and getting going is far more difficult. We need to hit the snooze button 4 or 5 times, drink several cups of coffee, down a few energy drinks, and take a long, hot shower before we’re ready to deal with cheerful people. Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to be more like those annoying morning people. And, the truth is, we probably should. After all, statistics say they’re more productive.
Do you suffer from the dreaded disease, “puttingthingsofftilthelastminuteitus?” Do you have trouble getting started when it comes to overwhelming tasks? Many people do. In fact, only one in ten Americans achieve everything they set out to do each day. Sometimes it just takes one ‘iceberg’ task to sink all of your good intentions. You put it off until after lunch, then move it to the end of the day, and finally… first thing to tomorrow. Eventually, your ‘to do’ list becomes more like a novel. Your stress rises. Stress and procrastination affect your mental and physical health. And things go downhill from there.
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