The first ten minutes of a person’s day can set the tone, it can mean the day fails or thrives. The idea is to put yourself in the right mindset for success as it will help the day flow in a positive manner. It’s best to start with a clean slate and with these things:
The best results can happen when people remember where they’ve been, what they’ve done and how it has resulted. Successful people build themselves around quiet moments where they can reflect on their goals, their achievements, and the statuses. In the mad rush of the modern world sometimes we need to sit and ponder what we want to do with the day and how we want it to end. A lot can be said for taking a moment to center yourself, being fully present and set up your own agenda before someone can set it for you.
Smile and laugh
Many successful people start the day with a smile. Some people will have a TV show or podcast they like, some people will tell a joke other sign up to a ‘joke’ of the day email. Even if you don’t feel like chuckling using your smile muscles will improve your mood. Try making yourself smiles, no matter in which form, it will make sure you start the day in the right frame of mind.
Successful people start their day searching for something they are grateful for, whether it’s personal, at work or just a new song you’re grateful to have found. Identifying this can remind people to put the small things into perspective.
Efficiently check your emails
Emails can be incredibly time wasting, we’ve all had our inboxes filled with chain emails that are irrelevant to us and that one person who still mixing your name up with accounts. The problem with emails is they make the user feel like they’re being productive but actually answering and reading emails is often a time waster, they are usually sent in place of a higher priority agenda.
It’s okay to check your emails in the morning but remember to use your time efficiently, scan them quickly and prioritize those which need answering in that second. Add emailing to your agenda remember not to worry if you start prioritizing other things over it. A filled inbox can be daunting so don’t be afraid to divide the mass and not deal with them all at once.
If you are the type of person who has endless bounds of energy in the morning it might be tempting to multi-task but it could actually hold you back later in the day. Stanford University researchers have discovered that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. Try to keep focus on one task before moving on to the next for maximum success. Don’t have 10 tabs open in your web browser, while watching netflix, and editing a session in Lightroom.
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