If only I was able to provide to every single one of you, a fixed capped solution on being the most productive individual both at work-place and at home.
“This would definitely be a multi-billionaire answer”
Nonetheless, though I cannot answer this quite straight forward intricate enigma, I would like to ask you the following:
- Have you ever woken up stressed thinking, “Oh no, I do not know where or which task shall I tackle first?”
- How to make most of my day, “if the pile of liabilities is never ending…”
- Have you ever felt quite worn out and after a short while of thorough contemplation said to yourself, “if only I could teleport from A to B in no time!”
If your answer is “Yes” or ever been to any similar situations like the ones outlined as above, then look no further, as below I will be giving away a few easy tips that will help you overcome any type of day-to-day obstacles.
#1 Start With Exercise
“What if I am not a morning person?”. Rest assured and worry less.
In accordance with the report published in Psychology and Ageing, it indicates that exercise boosts your endorphins and cardiovascular circulation, which makes you feel better, makes you feel better and subsequently makes you more productive and energetic. Famous successful CEO names, such Tim Cook, Apple of CEO wakes up at 3:45 am, Indri Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi commences her day at the crack of dawn.
“Still not motivated or convinced enough..?”
#2 Chop some lemon and drink water first
Drinking lemon juice, (if fresh one even better), with warm water every morning can help maintain the PH balance levels, (from a scale 1–14), from our body. For those who cater extremely for your oral and dental aesthetics of your smile, lemon juice helps with toothache and prevent gingivitis. Needless to mention the numerous avails for nutrient absorption in your stomach and diet, as it comprises vitamin C nutrients and antioxidants. “What’s not to like”?
#3 Eat a Healthy Yummy Breakfast
Please allow me to share this widely spread well-known quote with you, since “sharing is indeed caring”:
“Eat like a King in the morning, a Prince at noon, and a Pauper at night”
Eating a good breakfast is important for blood sugar regulation, adrenal health and immune system health, based on Dr.Leah McNeill’s report for Natural Medicine for Health.
Usually, people who eat breakfast in the morning are less likely to be obese, as they less prone to be hungry over the course of the day. “Oh oh… I was keeping the best for last”, a healthy morning meal can help you improve your short term memory, and helps you concentrate more intensely for longer periods of time during the day.
#4 To Do-List
“Wouldn’t be amazing having someone or a capable personal assistant prioritising your daily tasks on your behalf” leading to stress free mornings?
You will be surprised that this routine chore can easily be executed by enlisting all of your to-do list requirements that need to be accomplished, and then prioritise them, depending on urgency and importance.
- If your goals are big: break them down to small clusters and endeavour to perform them one thing in a time. For instance, if you need to type your 20,000 thesis, then you could just say “Finish the introduction by the end of the day”
- If your goals are urgent, say “send an email to George for a vendor commodity purchase”, then you could proofread it, re-write/ tweak it and return a phone call to the required recipient to confirm they have received it.
#5 Take Breaks
Let’s start with the basics, a day consists of 24 hours. An adult is usually sleeping 7/ 8 hours, thereby doing the simple numerical calculations and Maths, you have 16/ 17 hours to spare.
“Please pay attention on this one”, it would be quite impossible to work 16/ 17 hours continually without taking any breaks, as this method will utterly drain your body fuels and result into a very unproductive day.
As a result, in order to reduce mental fatigue or minor scale migraines, take breaks systematically. For instance every 60 minutes, take a brief 5 minute break, to stretch your muscles or enjoy a breeze of fresh air outside the garden or close by.
#6 Celebrate and Reward Yourself
Regardless the amount of effort or work you have invested into your workload, ensure to take some time to celebrate all the milestones you have accomplished. It could be bar of chocolate, a glass of freshly squeezed beetroot, blended with spinach juice or new pair of shoes. It is an act of self-love and care.
“Hang on there Dimitris… why should I reward myself? It sounds quite odd?” (not ‘odd’ as in the mathematical term). It is paramount to reward yourself so that you can keep up doing a great job! Plus, a reward system massively incentivizes your concept of achievement.
Bringing it all together!
Taking all the correct preliminary routine steps in the morning, can make your day, every day a fantastic way to commence your 24 hour life-diary! The trick is to be 100% earnest and intentional about your mornings; respect and acknowledge that a.m. hours are precious and should be handled and treated with care.
Your moment to shine: What would make your day constructive?
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