This week, we want to improve your morning routine so that you’re more productive at work!
Leave your inbox alone
It’s 6:30 AM, and you just woke up. You reach over to turn off the alarm on your phone, and while you’re at it, you decide to check your e-mail. You’ve been waiting on an e-mail from one of your coworkers, and who knows, maybe someone even viewed your LinkedIn profile…
Might as well get an early start on your inbox, right? WRONG. We’re here to help you change your morning routine!
Start your day proactively, not reactively
If you want to have a more productive day, wait at least an hour or so before you check your e-mail. Author Julie Morgenstern emphasizes this in her book “Never Check E-mail in the Morning”. Because e-mail can interrupt your thought process, it keeps you from accomplishing the things that you want to do. Morgenstern also notes that e-mail is reactive, and it’s better to start your day with a proactive activity.
Spend your morning exercising or meditating or relaxing with your family. For more ideas of how to start your day, look here.
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Make your morning stress-free
If you try to respond to everyone right when you wake up, chances are you’ll stress yourself out. Instead of letting your inbox take over, do something to center yourself. When you de-stress your morning, you might just improve your whole day.
Stay tuned for the next Weekend LifeHack