Are you making the most of your mornings? Rather than waking up late and rushing around in the morning feeling behind, fully utilize your mornings to help you achieve success in your work and life. The early part of the day is important for several reasons.
Set the Tone for the Day
Getting the morning off on the right foot helps set the tone for the rest of the day. If you wake up and exercise or take care of important work tasks by breakfast time, then you feel as though you are already accomplishing things.
That is a great feeling and is likely to motivate you to continue to achieve a lot throughout the day. If you instead watch TV for two hours in the morning, you will feel rushed later on in the day and are less likely to get as much done by evening.
Fewer Distractions in the Morning
In the a.m. hours, particularly before 9 a.m., you are much less likely to have distractions than after that time. If you have kids, they are probably still sleeping, so now is the time to get a few extra jobs done around the house or other tasks on the to-do list.
As well, if you normally get a lot of calls at home, your early start allows you uninterrupted time to plan out your day and start getting stuff done before that ringing starts later. Your efficiency will increase because you started your day early in the morning before anyone is distracting you with phone calls.
Focus in the Morning is High
Did you know you focus more in the morning than later in the day? That is because you are rejuvenated from sleep and also ignited by the new beginning of the day. As well, you can maintain focus well because you have fewer distractions, as explained in the previous section. Take the morning to focus on your tasks and put the demands of other people on hold so that you have a strong sense of achievement by lunchtime.
When you fully utilize your mornings, you will find you achieve more in your day than you thought possible before!