The way you start your day has a tremendous impact on how the rest of the day, especially the workday, will be like. It is important to have a healthy routine that guarantees that you will start your day the right way. We have compiled a list of 6 things that all workers should do at the beginning of their day.
1. Be there on time.
The first thing that everybody should do is to be on time at work. This will not only help you to make a good impression on others but, it will also make you feel less stressed during the day.
Indeed, meditation is not for everybody but you must take a few minutes at the beginning of the day to be quiet and reflex. If meditation is definitely not your thing, you could take those few minutes to stretch and relax your body.
3. Organize your day
This is more than writing down all the meetings you have to attend and the phone calls you have to make during the day. You should also prioritize the things that need to be done. And, of course, you also need to plan the breaks you are going to have during the day, making sure you will have time for them.
4. Check up on your colleagues
Take a few minutes every day to ask your colleagues how they are doing and mean it. Showing appreciation and interest to them will help to create a positive relationship with them. And after all, you spend most of your time with your co-workers.
5. Reply to emails
A huge amount of information is shared by email, that is why it is important to check your and reply to emails. This is also valid for voice mails and calls that need to be returned.
6. Do not get too distracted by your inbox
Yes, we just told you how important it is to reply to emails. However, you should not spend a lot of time refreshing the page waiting for a new email to show up, instead, you can set a period to check your email, maybe every hour or two. In that case, you can do the important things without worrying if you are getting a new email or not.
Start having a productive and great workday following these simple things.