There are many things you’re probably doing every morning that is limiting your productivity. In this infographic article, you will learn some common mistakes you are making in the first 10 minutes of the day.
Mistakes You Are Making in the First 10 Minutes of the Day
If you’re a coffee drinker, you might be shocked to find out that drinking coffee between 8 and 10 am can make you more stressed throughout the day. That’s because caffeine early in the morning interferes with the time that the stress hormone, cortisol, is rising in your body. It’s best to get your fix between 10 am, and 2 pm.
When you get into the office and try to dive right into the top of your to-do list, you might find yourself tangled and not very productive. When you don’t let your brain clear and refresh before starting a plan or job, it loses a sense of direction, becomes confused and finally, makes you less productive. Another important thing to avoid is checking emails or social media right when you wake up. Typically, after examining your inbox, it takes a person at least 25 minutes to get back into a productive mood. If you start your day off reading and replying to email after email, it will take you a long time to get back on track.
Another unexpected mistake is setting self-imposed goals. Setting goals and deadlines for yourself might seem like a clear productivity hack, but it turns out, that’s not the case. Instead, share your deadlines with others and you’ll feel more force and responsibility to get things done.
Multitasking can seem like an improvement, especially in the business world, but regularly doing various tasks at once can lead to a decline in productivity. The side-effects of multitasking take their price by not letting you recover from extreme stimulation that assaults you daily.