Workologism #2: Use a Morning Start Up Routine

The way you start your day can have a huge impact on how the rest of it goes. Don't leave it up to chance. Instead, create a checklist of 2-3 activities you know you should complete every morning to get your day started on the right foot. Some ideas include:

  • Spend 15-20 minutes working on an important task.
  • Make a plan for the day.
  • Write in a journal for a few minutes.
  • Exercise.
  • Meditate.

Things you probably don't want on that list:

  • Check email
  • Check social networks

Let's be honest, those are going to happen throughout the day no matter what. Focus on doing the things that make you feel productive, get meaningful work done, or help you develop as a person.

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