Tips for working more effectively in the Morning
Early in my career I found that the morning hours were a great time to get work done. For many this holds true. For others, this is a joke â€“ these people donâ€™t like to rise early. If you are interested in working more effectively in the morning, follow these three tips:
1. Give yourself time to wakeup. In other words, donâ€™t roll out of bed at 630 and sit down to work at 632. Instead, give yourself a few minutes to get up, move around, and get ready for the day. You donâ€™t want to waste time, but you definitely need to make sure that you are 100 percent energized and ready to go. If your mind is still sleeping it is safe to say that your work is going to suffer.
2. Eat. No matter what, make sure you get something in your stomach. You may be one of those people who donâ€™t like breakfast, but give it a try anyway. I have found that getting something little in my stomach is a great way to wake up. Of course, if you are a coffee drinker this is the time to get your fix.
3. Know what you want to accomplish. As I have said before, at the end of every workday I write down my tasks for the next day. This way when I wake up in the morning I know where to start. Do you have a to-do list staring you in the face when you first sit down at your computer desk? Hopefully your answer is yes.
These three tips will help you work more effectively in the morning hours. Even if you are not used to waking early, give this a try. You may be surprised at how much more work you can get done.Â