Starting my day with this hack transformed the way I work
August 5,2020 at 1:12PM UTC
I used to think that waking up and checking my phone was the best thing to do to get myself in order. I'd refresh my email and see things from work that came in after I left the office or logged off for the day, getting a sense of what I'd need to focus on for my current work day.
Recently, however, I haven't allowed myself to check my phone until I'm ready for work. I'll wake up and stretch, get dressed and do my morning routine. No email refreshing or text checking allowed.
These 30 or so minutes become my own. I can focus on how my body feels and where my mind is before I start my day with anything else. When I'm all set for the day, then I allow myself to check my phone. By the time that happens, I am more focused and relaxed than I ever was in the morning.
Does anyone else do this or something like this? I love that I've claimed my mornings back — how do you take control of your mornings?
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