Two Things You Should Be Doing Before You Head To The Office

Some people naturally wake up at the crack of dawn and get moving with their day.  Others like to set alarms late, snooze as long as possible, and then have to force themselves out of bed while fighting the urge for one more minute under the covers.  No matter how hard it is for you to wake up in the morning, it is no secret that getting an early start will help you boost your morning productivity.  Or as the old adage says, the early bird gets the worm.

Forbes recently posted an article by Jennifer Cohen titled 5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM. Although I cannot promise that doing any of these things will automatically make you super successful, I do believe that they can be very beneficial to both your personal and professional livelihood. Here are two of my favorite tips and why I think they can help give you the morning start you’ve been looking for.

1.  Exercise

Exercising in the morning is one of the most beneficial things you can do to start your day. Some people think that exercising in the morning is too time consuming or physically challenging, but that is not the case! You don’t need to wake up at 5am to run for 7 miles and do 100 push ups every morning before heading to the office. Doing something as simple as waking up 30 minutes earlier to go out for a quick jog through your neighborhood can really kick start your day and help your mind open up. Not only will morning exercise help your body wake up and get ready for the day, but it will also help you get in better shape and live a healthier life.

2.  Map out your day

The morning is the perfect time to think about the day ahead and map out what needs to be done. Taking the time to make a simple checklist on a sticky note can give you a clear set of objectives for the day and allow you to take it with you wherever you go. It is also a good way to remind yourself to take a break after completing a certain task or at a certain point in the day. One of the benefits of mapping out your day is getting to see everything you have to do in front of you and receiving the joy of checking something off the list once it is completed.  If you start your day with a list of ten things that need to be done, watching the list shrink as the day goes on can give you confidence and the drive to keep pushing through your tasks.  Mapping out your day can open you up to a whole new level of production that makes getting things done fun and rewarding.

To read the rest of the successful morning tips on Forbes click here.

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