Friday, June 22, 2012

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

What do you do in the morning? How much time do you devote to improving your life before the day even begins? Many people believe the morning is the best time to do the most important activities because you are rested and there are very few interruptions.

A recent Fast Company article answered the question of What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Here is the first of five tips in the article.

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1. Track Your Time
Part of spending your time better is knowing how you’re spending it now. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know that nutritionists tell you to keep a food journal because it keeps you from eating mindlessly. It’s the same with time. Write down what you’re doing as often as you can. Use my spreadsheet, a Word document, or a pad and pen.

While measuring your mornings, try tracking your whole week. The reason? The solution to morning dilemmas often lies at other times of the day. You may be too tired because you’re staying up late. But if you look at how you’re spending your nights, you’ll notice that you’re not doing anything urgent. The Daily Show can be recorded and watched earlier--possibly while you’re on the treadmill at 6:30 a.m.

As for the mornings themselves, you can be organized but still not be spending them well. Question your assumptions. You may believe that “a man who wants to keep his job gets into the office before his boss” because that’s what your father did, but your boss may be disappointed that he doesn’t get the place to himself for an hour first! If you decide that something is a top priority, do it, but understand that we have to do few things in life.

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If you want to improve what you are doing, start with how you begin your day. What do you do before breakfast?

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