This is part one of a two part article on you having a productive day.
We all want our days to be productive days don’t we?
So how do we start out each day?
It’s going to set the tone for the rest of the day.
Take a moment and write out the various things you do at the start of each day?
If you have a to-do list for the day, or the week, and there are a few items that you would rate as difficult to do, or need some time to do, or you have been putting off doing them… these exact items must move up to the morning start your day list.
Odds are you are mentally sharpest in the morning and your energy is at a high level in the morning. Which is why spending 30 minutes to an hour answering and writing emails should not be done first thing in the morning.
Sure you will be checking an item off of your to-do list, however, it’s not really a move the needle activity.
Once you are totally engaged with these one or more difficult items keep track of your body and your time.
At some point either at the 60 minute mark, 75 minute mark or 90 minute mark you need to get up and move for at least ten or fifteen minutes.
The key thing is not to get sidetracked during this productivity break by getting pulled into a meeting or being asked, “do you have minute…”
Any of these items may be scheduled into your calendar for another mutually agreeable time.
You’re right in the middle of something important and you must get back to it. So say exactly that and have that mindset and attitude.
Create a habit of working on these important yet difficult things in the morning.
Here’s a brief list of “Start Your Productive Day Tips”:
- Get an early start.
Either workout early in the day or start working early. The answer to ‘how will I find time for that?’ is to start earlier.
- Use a rated To-Do List.
Every item on your to-do list should be rated. Create your own system. It can be as simple as Easy – Medium – Difficult. As you get better at judging items the amount of your time and support needed from others to complete something will need to be added in as well
- Take breaks
Have reminders in your calendar to take the body breaks to walk, stretch at various times throughout the day.
- Have an intention of what you intend to complete each day.
Feel free to add to this tip list and adjust it to fit your own style.
My goal for you is that you become more productive each and every day.
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