Here are a few things that will help you have a successful working day
A Successful Working Day – Step back and reflect:
It’s important to take a moment to look at the big picture. It’s easy to jump in head first. Look at the larger goals in order to better prioritise and Strategise
Take a few minutes to think about where your business should be going. Pursuing strategic clarity is a worthy objective. It’s hard to get somewhere if you don’t know where you’re going.
Check your to-do lists and calendars and update
It’s important that you take a quick look at your to-do list and calendar to know what’s ahead. Missing any early meetings or deadlines will cause stress and problems.
Acknowledge and plan for the tough projects
There are always difficult projects that get put aside. Address how you’re going to attack them so they don’t have them hanging over your head.
Write something that requires thought
Writing requires discipline, and research finds that willpower is at its peak early in the day. The first hour of the day can be a great time to write a well-crafted email introducing yourself to a new client, a proposal or report, marketing materials, or even an op-ed or article.
Glance at emails
You want to start the day in a proactive fashion, not a reactive fashion. However, I’m pretty sure 99 percent of us do check email pretty near the start of the day. The trick is to glance at it, and not get bogged down in stuff that doesn’t matter.
The latest headline or office drama can cause anyone to be distracted, no matter how high up the chain you are. Focused professionals inherently know when they’re taking themselves off-track.
It’s better to put meetings at low energy times which is mid-afternoon for many people, and do projects that require focus at high-energy times when you feel most motivated to tackle them.
This one is difficult for most people, but successful individuals understand the importance of creating a few minutes of peace before jumping in. Taking a moment to stretch and breathe will help you make better decisions during this chaotic time of day.
Success is indeed a mindset. If you’re mindful of what it takes to succeed you’ll likely revisit these priorities throughout the day and stay on task.