We are in the worst part of winter, the last part that never seems to end (at least if you live in the Northeast like our team does). Before the weather turns you may find yourself stalling on goals, missing your motivation and general dragging through your daily routine. Do not let March get you down! Here's 5 ways to jumpstart your day and boost your career.
1 | Hold Off on Emails & Social Media
Without knowing it you may have formed a habit of turning off your alarm and immediately checking your email and social media. Stop. Taking time before you dive into the chaos is paramount to having a successful day. Everyone else gets your day, only you get your mornings.
2 | Morning Workouts
Yes it will be hard at first, so tag a buddy to do it with you. Having set plans to meet with someone makes it 10 times more fun as well as 10 times more likely you'll follow through. You will be surprised at how great your whole day feels when you get your body moving in the morning to start it off.
3 | Clear Your Mind
To be honest, this is not something our society places any value on, and we'd probably be far happier if we did.
Quieting your thoughts takes practice so be patient and give yourself grace when you suddenly realized you've drifted off to your grocery list and to-do's of the day. Some people meditate, some people spend time in prayer and scripture, others practicing gratefulness or all three! The important thing is you are starting from a clean and healthy foundation before jumping into the day.
4 | Goal Planning
Find what time of day is best to get your creative juices flowing, if it's night then maybe incorporate this step into your wind down routine. Regardless of when, do find time in your day to do personal dreaming and practical goal planning. First, think as big and impossible as possible! Then backtrack. What are the 5 year, 1 year, 6 month, 3 months, 1 month, and weekly steps to get there? Your brain thinks of future you as a different person, so setting immediate attainable goals is the most important step to succeed.
5 | Podcasts & News
We like to close out our morning (and commute) with taking in new information. Great news podcasts to stay in the know, business podcasts for best tactics at work (, or maybe a great interview podcast that helps you see life through someone else's eyes. A few of our favs: The Newsworthy, Skimm'd From the Couch, Building a Story Brand, Conscious Chatter, The Spirit of 608, and American Fashion Podcast.
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