Welcome to the first of 10 part blog post to come. STOP & THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run that’s not particularly nutritious? What is your morning like? Do you go through your day feeling like you woke on the wrong side of the bed-as the very popular saying goes.
If that sounds like your morning, You are not alone, I was right there with you up until a few days ago, before I discovered what the power of productivity is all about. You are in control of the outcome of your own day. What you probably didn’t know is that the first part of your day will most likely determine how most of your day will turn out.
Before: My mornings have gone from the typical snoozing of the alarm clock, and dragging myself in to a nice warm shower, then skipping breakfast right after.
Changes: I now address the issues that in the past delayed my day in the first part of my day. I have created a very simple morning “Smart Start” ritual which includes
1) Social Media 5-10 minutes
2) Brush teeth-1 min
3) Foam roller/Stretch body to address pain in back-10 minutes
4) Drink a very cold bottle of water-1 minute
5) Draw an image that I want to focus on for the day on my Buddah board 1 minute
6) Cycle on alternate days-60 Minutes
7) Get Ready for work-45 Minutes
8) Breakfast-20 minutes
Total Time for current morning ritual= 2.45-2.50 Minutes
Outcomes: After starting this ritual, although fairly new, I’ve notice that I have become more accountable of my entire day. Emotionally, I feel as if I can get so much done in such little part of my morning-I can continue with my entire day this way. The key is constancy and discipline. Health-wise, I can tell my metabolism has sped up a bit. Physically, I feel as if I have more energy without needed as much caffeine.