How does a successful person spend the first hour of their day

15 October, 2019
By G-Team

One hour might seem to be a relatively short time compared to the number of hours in a day. However, this first one hour of your day might turn out to be the most important hour - the hour whereby you are able to see things in a clearer picture and identify key tasks to be done, or spent complaining about the lack of sleep and endless pile of work. Essentially, how you spend the first hour of your day can determine how your productivity levels for the rest of the day.

Here are some ways to spend the first hour of your day which will truly make a difference to how you spend your day subsequently.

 Do not check your email for the first hour

According to an Inc. profile of Tumblr founder, David Karp, he will “try hard” to not check his emails until 9.30am or 10am. He puts it as “unproductive” to check emails at home. Most of us do not have work that will require our constant attention and with this mindset, it allows you to focus on certain tasks while at office and have your own personal time before and after office hours.

Tackle the big matters first

Getting that major stuff out of the way will no doubt free up the rest of your day. The trick is to first identify which task is of utmost importance and urgent. Instead of procrastinating, tackle that terrible major task on hand first. Besides, with fewer people at work early in the morning, there will be less pressure on you to complete the task quickly.

Ask yourself if this is what you want to do

If you are feeling unhappy at work, it should certainly not take your years to realise it. Make it an effort to ask yourself honestly if the work that you are about to do is something that you indeed want to do. Realising your purpose for the day will ensure that you have already set your goals and the right mindset for the day.

One hour in a day might seem to be a relatively short time but it can certainly make or break your day. Instead of diving straight in to the pile of work or issues that you have on hand, take a step back to be grateful and appreciative and set clear goals for the day. This will truly help to ensure that you have a clear mind to handle the remaining hours of the day.

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