Focus. Where do we put our attention when we first open our eyes in the morning? Making sure we stay within is key. The first few minutes of the day are ideal to stay connected to the super-conscious mind, where all is known and is clear.
In fact, using up the morning to settle the plan for the day and the week ahead is beneficial as it is during that silent sitting that the mind is calm and connected.
As Ron Friedman tells us in Harvard Business Review Today (08-04-2014):
“What’s the first thing you do when you get to your desk? Check email and listen to voice mails? This is the worst way to start the workday. Instead of automatically going into reactive mode and focusing on other people’s priorities, begin your day with a brief planning session about what you need to get done. The moment you sit down, ask yourself: The day is over and I am leaving the office with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. What have I achieved? Thinking this through will help you distinguish truly important tasks from those that only feel urgent. Determine what to focus on, and then break down these tasks into specific actions and goals. Think about how to prioritize your list, and try starting your day with tasks that need the most mental energy. Adapted from “How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day” by @RonFriedman @HarvardBiz @HBRMgmntTip
We receive lots of information daily. Many of it is key towards success. How much of it do we put into practice?