Preparation is as important as doing.
Seriously, think about it – You warm up before a race, you buy the ingredients and get them ready before you cook, so the morning routine should be an output of good preparation.
I only have two tips:
1. Start the night before!
An example – If you are required to do a lot of writing in your work, start the document the night before and leave it open on your computer so that when you sit down the next morning you can start working straight away. This could be as simple as creating a new file, naming it and writing the heading.
It may not sound like a lot of preparation but it is because when you sit the next morning there is no potential for distraction as all you have to do is start hitting the keys.
For some it may be as simple as laying out your clothes the night before or packing your bags to wake up and go.
Sounds simple yet most of us don’t get enough good sleep. The secret is not mental fatigue but physical.
We live very sedentary lives so our bodies are not physically tired and therefore we are restless.
I often say I can’t get my brain to switch off. Well no one can. A dolphin can turn half its brain off (true story) but not humans.
So stop trying.
We are all mentally tired at the end of the day. It’s the physical that needs work. Train hard or go for a run. Do some pushups etc. If you not restless you will sleep better.
Check back tomorrow or the final part.
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