Welcome to another Transformation Tuesday here at Createyou86. Being a lover of planning, and organization i am always looking for new ways to make my day last longer (well i know it can't last longer), but making it seem longer by being more productive.
This might seem a little strange to do right when you wake up because you are probably used to making that first cup of coffee, or tea to get yourself moving, but drinking lemon water in the morning spikes energy levels physically, and mentally. Make sure it is your first drink to get the full positive effects. You can find out more about drinking lemon water in the morning here.
No Technology Mornings
Do you feel frantic after checking your email first thing in the morning? Chances are that you do. Instead of checking emails or texts take some time to maybe write out a to-do list of your three most important tasks for the day, and drink your lemon water while listening to the birds sing on the deck outside.
Its Time for Breakfast
Eat a real breakfast . I have never been a breakfast person. It is something about acid (orange juice, or fruit) in the morning that makes my stomach hurt. I normally get hungry around 9 or 10 AM, but if you are eating any breakfast at all you are beating out most peoples morning choices already. However, healthy breakfast choices support short term memory to help you remember more at work, and helps you concentrate for longer periods of time.
As stated above a great thing to do in the morning if it isn't already done is to set your goals for the day. This will give you a clear plan of what to focus on not only throughout your morning, but your whole day. Make sure your goal isn't stated as "i want to" make sure that it is a definitive goal that you break down into doable parts. This helps with time management as well. You can take certain chunks of time to work on certain parts of your specific goal.
Cleanliness Is Godliness
That is one of those old sayings isn't it? Making sure that your work space is clean is important to lessen distractions. Having a clean desk will help to keep you from unnecessary multi-tasking, and keep you producing at your best.
What is your favorite productivity tip? Let us know in the comments below!
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