Three easy tips to help your productivity at work each morning:
- Prepare everything on your desk before you leave work the previous night so your desk is ready for your work first thing the next morning. Have all the materials you need set and ready to go.
- Avoid the break room. This might mean you need to bring your coffee with you in a thermos, but sitting down and getting started working right away will set the whole tone for the day. You can be collegial at lunch or in the afternoon when your energy levels are naturally waning.
- Have a clear plan for the day. The clearer your action items and schedule, the easier it is to successfully manage your day. Even if your day doesn’t go exactly as planned, you’ll still get more done than not having any direction at all.
I also do something a little silly each morning that I find helps to get me motivated for the work day. I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and say to myself, “Ready, set, go!” Again, it’s totally silly, but it motivates me.