Start Your Day Off Right…..
I just recently read an article on starting your day off right. I’m one of the people that are not a morning person and like to sleep in. When I am on a business trip and some of our meetings started at 8am, my first thought is I am never going to make them. Now in a normal day I would not even be thinking about getting out of bed at that hour, but amazing enough while away I was up and moving and ready to start my day.
Some people are morning people and some are not, but even if you are not a morning person you should start off your day right. If you have a slow start then you will end up getting less done and you will feel like crap too. I do a good amount of my work in the morning so if I’m barely awake I will end up being less productive and usually I will make mistakes and have to go back to correct them. That is why starting off my day right is very important to me.
Take a Shower
I usually jump in the shower as soon as I get up. It is a great way to wake yourself up. Before I would wake up, do some work, then get in the shower. But like I said I would end up being less productive. Now that I jump right in the shower I am wide awake when I sit down at the computer.
This is very important, your body will slow down if you don’t eat. I usually eat cereal, fruit, and a protein shake. Now if your one that has the time and prefers a big breakfast with bacon, eggs, and toast, get up and make it for yourself. Most people just opt for coffee in the morning, including me, but caffeine will only take you so far. Try to eat something in the morning even if its just some fruit or a breakfast bar, these should hold you over till lunch time. Sometimes I flip flop eating and taking a shower depending on how I feel.
You have to get your blood moving in the morning, now I’m not saying to do a full working but a few quick exercises will wake your body up and get you moving. And usually after doing the exercises you will feel a lot better too.
If you are like me you spend a lot of time on your computer stuck at home or in an office. If you get any chance to get out before you go into work it really helps. I try to take a walk around the block or something similar. I don’t know if it is the fresh air outside, but it really helps.
Starting your day off right will really help you to be more productive and will make it easier for you to get through the day.
What do you do to get your day started on the right foot?