Guest Post by Nick Morales:
Were you late to work again? Tired of being lectured by the boss? It happens to a lot of people. There are simple steps to take, and ways to change up your routine to get yourself back on track in the morning. Getting a handle on time management and learning to prioritize will help you better achieve simple tasks. You can plan the day better, and you’ll be more productive. Help make your work day not only organized, but enjoyable.
You need to stop hitting the snooze button two or three times a morning. This is counter-productive. Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier than usual and get up the instant it goes off. Use this extra time to exercise or meditate, or even to pay bills. If you make a habit of getting up a little earlier than you will have extra time to take care of any unexpected problems that may arise.
Laundry is a never-ending task. Getting the clothes washed, dried, and ready to wear takes time. Do all the laundry in one day so you will have it ready for the coming week. Plan out your wardrobe, and set aside what you will wear for each day. Invest in extra white shirts, or pairs of socks so you will never be scrambling for something to wear.
No matter how many things you have to do you need to write them down. And even if you get only a fraction of your list completed, it will help you remember what you still need to do. Also making lists can help you better prioritize your day. List what you feel are the more pressing tasks and try to complete them. Get a day planner, and fill out an hour by hour schedule. Be specific and stick to what you plan. Set goals. Visualize the outcome of your goals whether they are short term or long term.
Watch the morning news, or read the headlines in the newspaper, or listen to the morning report on the radio. This can benefit you on so many levels. If it’s going to rain, bring an umbrella. If there is road construction you don’t want to be dodging through traffic barricades on the way to work, you can take a different route to work. It’s wise to know more about current events, weather reports, and traffic updates so you don’t run into any major setbacks.
Think positively and be committed to what you set out to do. Setting goals is very important for your mental health as well. Think about getting up in the morning with an attitude of gratitude and purpose. Reward yourself too, as you achieve your daily tasks and obligations. Set aside time for relaxation and play. Treat yourself for your hard work and consistency. Your productivity will skyrocket, your boss may promote you, and you will be a stronger happier person.
This post is written by Nick Morales, who is a writer for Trans-Supply.com