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How to start your morning

mindset productivity Nov 08, 2018

For your daily productivity, there is hardly anything as important as your first thoughts and actions in the morning. How you start your morning determines, to a large extent, your performance throughout the day.

And not only that: Your own condition in the morning has an enormous effect on your environment. How you are first perceived by your environment (including your colleagues) sets the tone for the day. Every day sets the tone for the week, the month, and ultimately the whole of life.

So here is my message: Question and change your morning routines and help others to do the same. Below are three steps to doing so: 

  1. Decision. Most people are not sufficiently aware of the strong impact the first thoughts and actions have on their success and fulfillment. Therefore, my tip: Make a clear decision to consciously start your morning better tomorrow. Even if you are already good at it, there is always potential.
  2. Gratitude. Our brain can only hold one thought at a time. And those who feel gratitude cannot be stressed and worried simultaneously. So, practice being grateful first thing in the morning. Believe me: there are countless reasons for being thankful.
  3. Design. Most go reactive into the day: they react to stimuli like email, traffic, meetings, etc. The brain switches to a "reaction mode" that lasts the whole day. Here is the counter-program: in the first 1-2 hours, work exclusively on things you create yourself. Define your top goals and then work on the most important goal first.

If you anchor these and other changes in yourself and your team, you can easily increase productivity by 20 percent. There are several more methods. Simply let me know if you are interested.

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