This 30-second hack has transformed the way I work (and live)
I used to start my days by rolling out of bed and checking my email. While I'd thought this would give me a sense of how I'd need to tackle my day, it typically made me stress through my morning routine, anxiously anticipating the work day to come.
Now, I take 30 seconds before checking my emails (or even my phone!) to set my intention for the work day. I think about what I have to accomplish, but more importantly, I think about "why" I'm doing the things on my to-do list.
This has completely reframed how I tackle my mornings and my entire work days. Just 30 seconds of intentional thinking makes me feel more prepared — and, more importantly, reminds me why I'm doing my job.
Has anyone else tried doing something like this before work? How do you start your day before logging on?