How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you’ll be the rest of the day. Getting off on the right foot isn’t just important with relationships. It’s important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones. The first few minutes at the office can be the most stressful because there’s a level of anxiety about what you may face. It takes greater self-awareness, a positive mindset, and self-discipline each workday morning to counter what feels like negative gravity pulling you down as you face overwhelming demands.
Are you one of those people who are less productive in the morning? Do you feel like coffee or an energy drink are the only things that make mornings bearable? Does “morning” last until late afternoon? If you answered any of these questions with “yes,” you’re definitely not alone. But, mornings can be a great time to get things done before the workday begins. And when you get to work, they can be one of the most productive parts of your day. Great mornings don’t just happen, they’re planned. They’re also about creating a morning routine that works; keeping you inspired and not just wired.