It has been seen that we all are in a hurry throughout the day, in our work until we go to the bed at night.
Still we realise that we are not satisfied with our performance towards certain goals.
I think there are so many reasons behind this. But certainly we can improve our performance with a little boost in our energy and self-control.
Many researches has been made on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but are also limited.
Sometimes we find that after an exhausted day, we have increased difficulty in exerting self-control and focusing on our work.
As self-control wears out, we feel tired and find tasks to be more difficult and our mood gone sours.
In fact this exhaustion of self-control kills our productivity,
We have to go through the morning hours with highest self-control to spend the most important hours of the day.
But the trick isn’t just to spend your morning hours working; but a morning that will make your energy and self-control last as long as possible.
There is a beautiful quotes..
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’
And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” — Steve Jobs
We have to give up bad habits which are frequent during dawn to maximise our energy and self-control throughout the day.
There are certain tips that can help us transform our morning routine and set a positive tone that lasts the entire day.
Let us discuss that …
Open our morning fast with lemon water
As soon as I wake up in the morning, first of all I should drink a glass of lemon water in an empty stomach, only then I should go to the toilet. Some people consume tea or cigarette as soon as they wake up in the morning, this habit has to be changed. Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes our energy levels physically and mentally. Lemon water gives steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach.
Start the day with exercise.
Morning time is the best time to start the day with some exercise, Yoga or Meditation. It helps to keep our mind more energetic and positivity .
It is found that people who exercise during in the morning or the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done.
Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses
Exercising first thing in the morning ensures that you’ll have the time for it, and it improves your self-control and energy levels all day long.
Avoid screen time until breakfast.
Nowadays we have got this bad habit that as soon as we open our eyes, we get lost in FB, email and other social media in mobile and our morning energy is wasted , this bad habit has to be abandoned.
It’s much healthier to take those precious first moments of the day to do something relaxing that set a calm, positive tone for our day. Jumping right into electronics has the opposite effect –
We can do Exercising, meditating or even spending some time watching the birds outside the window. All these are great ways to start the day.
Enjoy Breakfast with Healthy Food .
Avoid eating junk food in breakfast. Your morning breakfast is very important, and you have to break the fast with balance healthy food diet.
It helps in maintaining energy in our body.
The healthy breakfast, open the doors to a productive and energetic day. It provides us optimum energy, improves our short-term memory and helps in concentrating on works more intensely and for longer periods.
Set a goal for the day.
We should have concrete goals for the day that is helpful to boost confidence and feelings of control.
Yes, setting specific goal for the day puts everything into motion.
Big goal may be broken down into steps to make it achievable.
What you want to do must be your interest and purposeful and should be specific. Vague goals such as “I want to finish writing my article” are counter-productive because they fail to include the “how” of things. The same goal re-phrased in other words like: “I am going to finish my article by writing each of the three sections, spending no more than an hour on each section.” Now, this is more specific goal can easily be achieved.
Getting your morning started off right at home is important, but it’s only half the battle. If you fail to maintain that tone once you set foot in the office, your morning can lose momentum quickly. Here’s how you can maintain a productive tone once you hit the office:
Avoid cluttering at workspace.
I remember my boss used to say often in the office that do only one thing at a time and keep your work place decluttered
I feel that it makes a big difference to our ability to concentrate. This is universal truth that people who worked in a clean workspace out-performed those who worked in a cluttered one because clutter pulls our attention away from our work.
We can also say we should avoid multi-tasking for our better performance.
No e-mail until you’ve eaten three frogs.
It is advisable to spend our morning on something that requires a high level of concentration that we don’t want to do, and find that will get done in short order.
That proverb indicates that.. to make a habit of eating three frogs before you check your e-mail because e-mail is a major distraction that enables procrastination and wastes precious mental energy.
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” — Mark Twain
It is tempting to Multi-task in the morning — when we have lots to do, tons of energy and it feels like we can do two or three things at once.
But it actually make our whole day unproductive.
Research conducted at Stanford University confirmed that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.
They also found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay required attention in their work ,
The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information,
Multitasking reduces our efficiency and performance because our brain can only focus adequately on one thing at a time. When we try to do two things at a time, our brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.
the right morning routine can make our day, every day a precious day.
We must understand that morning hours are precious and should be handled with utmost care. We have to make some changes in morning habits accordingly
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