The ideas in the article linked below aren’t your run-of-the-mill suggestions about how to be more productive. It isn’t always about a better task list — you have to be in the right mindset to deliver your best. You can try several of these and still only be adding a few minutes to your morning routine. Others take a bit more time, but pay off in the long run.
Interesting to note that not one of them says “I check email first thing in the morning,” or “I clean off my desk left from yesterday’s craziness.” These strategies serve to add energy that will be expended throughout the day — thus avoiding an afternoon slump — which can rob you of minutes or even hours of getting things done.
I’d be interested to know if you practice these, or perhaps some other routine that has a significant impact on your productivity. You can contact me here.