I hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable weekend.
We’ve been keeping busy all weekend with Coach Adam Glass in town for workshops and some staff trainings.
Last week I did a video for the team about how to dominate your day. One of the things that matters a great deal is how we start our day. It can set the tone for what we get done, the attitude and mindset we have for the day and whether or not we feel “behind” or in command of our lives.
The following are some strategies that I personally use and suggest for anyone who is looking to increase your productivity.
1-Write out your to-do list the night before.
Do it the night before because if you try to remember all that you need to accomplish and prioritize it that morning you’ll feel pressured and “behind the 8 ball” so to speak.
2-Do a brain dump.
Write down all the things that are on your mind, concerns, tasks, worries, to-do’s, things coming up later etc. Just clear yourself mentally so that you can rest well.
I suggest doing this at least an hour before bed so that if you do get excited or a little worked up at least you have time to unwind a bit more before you settle in for sleep.
3- Get up when the alarm goes off.
DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE. Psychologically the snooze button is a move of defeat. It is you putting your day and your priorities on the backburner for a few minutes more of sleep. Let’s be real, who sleeps well in the 5-8 minutes of snooze?
4- Take a few minutes first thing in the morning- for yourself. Say some affirmations, say a few nice things to yourself and better still do both of those and say a few things aloud for which you are grateful.
This way you have consciously chosen to begin your day from gratitude and happiness.
*If you can, get in your workout first thing in the morning too.
5- Tackle your top priority(priorities) first thing in the morning with disruptions minimized or even off.
If possible, do your most important tasks before responding to emails, return voicemails etc.
This won’t always be possible but if you can it will help you get more done.
If you are reading this newsletter you likely know that being physically fit helps reduce stress, boost mood, improve energy, sleep quality and self-esteem.
I hope you find these tips helpful! Keep being awesome.
Megan K and the team