Are you a procrastinator?
Ah, mornings. If your 8 a.m. ritual involves hitting the snooze button, scrolling through emails and catching snippets of the day’s headlines, you’re doing it wrong.
While the early hours are frequently maligned, they can actually be the most valuable part of your day. It’s a time to chart your course, conquer projects and set yourself up for all-day success.
Here are four tips for creating a morning routine that maximizes productivity:
1. Fend off procrastination
The morning might seem like an ideal time to check email and deal with other less-than-critical tasks, but it’s easy to use minutiae as an excuse for procrastinating on work that needs to get done.
Don’t let your mornings become a black hole of procrastination. By the time 3 p.m. rolls around, you’ll wonder where your entire day went.
Follow Mark Twain’s advice: Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing…
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