Getting ready for to work in the morning isn't the easiest thing to do. However, the time you have in the morning can be vital to your success in your career. There are plenty of things you can do in the morning that will help you improve your work performance and climb the corporate ladder. For those of who value their careers, here are five things you can do before breakfast that can energize your work day.
Sleeping in is always tempting, but the longer you put off waking up the harder it is to do it. As soon as you hear that alarm go off in the morning, consider getting up right away. Keeping your alarm clock further away from your bed might be helpful, because you'll be forced to get up in order to turn it off. If by waking up early you aren't getting enough sleep, you'll need to consider changing your sleep schedule and going to bed earlier. Not only don't you want to be late to work, but allowing yourself time to really wake up will greatly improve your work performance.
Diligent workers check their emails as soon as they wake up. Checking your email as soon as you wake will put you into work mode and get you ready for the rest of the day. Additionally, you will save loads of time at work by responding to emails that need your attention before you get there. More importantly, the content of the email may bring up an issue that requires an immediate response, which may also have a more apparent solution in the morning while your mind is fresh. At the very least you can prioritize emails to respond to during the day.
Working on long-term or top-priority projects for your career can really help you improve the success of your projects. Not only will you be able to complete your projects quicker by working on them at a time when there are few work distractions, but the results will be much more impressive as you focus on them with a fresh mind. Concentration on these projects may be the best in the morning, provided you are not easily distracted at home.
Also while your mind is fresh, making a to-do list can be very helpful in completing your daily tasks. With a to-do list you can prioritize items on the list and make sure they are completed as needed. By making a to-do list you won't forget to complete tasks nor will you have to worry about completing a task as you work on another. A to-do list will make sure you are on top of things and not distracted.
After a long work day, exercising will likely be the last thing you want to do when you get home. Therefore, exercising in the morning is the best way to make sure you get in your daily exercise routine. Daily exercise in the morning will help you better manage stress throughout the day, will improve your mood and self-image, as well as boost your energy levels. By exercising you can work with greater diligence, efficiency and confidence, allowing you to complete work to the best of your ability. When exercising, you should have a small snack beforehand and eat breakfast after your workout.