These small tweaks will make a huge difference throughout your day!
- Start with exercise.
Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people who exercise during the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done.
- But drink some lemon water first.
Lemon water gives you steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach.
- No screen time until breakfast.
It’s much healthier to take those precious first moments of the day to do something relaxing that sets a calm, positive tone for your day.
- Eat a real breakfast.
People who eat breakfast are less likely to be obese, they have more stable blood-sugar levels, and they tend to be less hungry over the course of the day.
- Set goals for the day.
Research shows that having concrete goals is correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control.
- First, clean your workspace.
A Princeton University study found that people who worked in a clean workspace out-performed those who worked in a cluttered one because clutter pulls your attention away from your work.
- No e-mail until you’ve eaten three frogs.
In other words, spend your morning on something that requires a high level of concentration that you don’t want to do, and you’ll get it done in short order.
- Keep morning meetings on schedule.
This sets a limit that motivates everyone to be more focused and efficient. Keep your morning meetings on time, and your entire day will stay on track.
- Don’t multitask.
Research conducted at Stanford University confirmed that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.
- Finally, say no.
Research conducted at the University of California Berkeley showed that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Learn to use no, and it will lift your mood as well as your productivity.
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