Mornings. They can be a struggle for anyone, especially us working in the professional world. A bad start to your morning can derail your day and change your mood entirely. How, in this busy and fast paced world, can we begin our working days in the best possible way? Read below for some tips on how to start your mornings off for success!
1. Eat Breakfast
This seems simple but taking time to eat breakfast can make a world of difference. Wake up that ten minutes earlier, sit in your kitchen and cook yourself up a storm! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and so often it is skipped so we can rush off and get to work. Use this time as you eat to sit, take a break and ease into your morning, all the whilst eating a yummy and nourishing meal to give you an energy burst!
2. Plan Your Day
Organize what’s ahead for the day and prioritize. Building a to do list and ordering it by importance will help establish a feeling of control over your day and you’ll be kicking your daily goals with no problems at all!
3. Organize Your Desk
Once you’ve arrived at the office, take a moment to clear and tidy your desk. Clutter and mess will only take away from your productivity and having a workspace that’s organized exactly how you want it will only boost your efficiency through the day.
4. Remove Distractions
This is probably the hardest thing to do for any of us living in the digital age. Create a system that will help you alleviate your distractions, this could be turning phone notifications off, setting a timer on your tasks and pre planning your breaks. This will not only boost your productivity, but also give you time to ‘switch off’ from all the distractions of the digital world.
5. Check in With Your Colleagues
Workmates, they make the long working day worth it! Take some time out of your morning to chat to your co-workers, see how THEY are, see what’s going on in THEIR life. Though it may seem small, these chats can brighten not only your morning, but also the morning of your fellow worker!
The morning is one of the hardest parts of the workday, so take at least one of these tips and apply it to your day, and just wait to see what a positive difference it will make for you!