Those who have loved ones exposed to solvents from paint or glue on a regular basis should urge those people to reconsider their jobs, according to a new study found by the researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health.One thing very successful had in common, is that they all began their day very early in the morning, and had certain rituals that helped elevate them throughout the day. If you want to be the very best possible, why not try beginning your day like a champ? Here are five ways that you can boost your mood, productivity, and motivation – and they all happen before you even taken a shower.
- Read a book. You don’t really have to read a whole book. However early in the morning, as you’re still having your coffee and are completely awake yet is a perfect time to learn some new things. At the end of the day, you’re probably tired and overloaded with information that anything that you read will probably not be retained. Plus, it’s nice to see the sunrise as you’re reading the biography of Steve Jobs with a cup of coffee in-hand.
- Do some meditation. Meditating for as little as 20 minutes in the beginning of your day can help boost your motivation levels as well as your mood. You feel generally better, more positive, and more willing to tackle the rest of the day. In addition, meditation also has some positive effects to your health, as well as your brain.
- Brainstorm. While you might think it’s a little weird to start your brainstorming sessions early in the morning, your brain is actually a lot more creative after having just woken up. The filter in your head that says “that’s not right”, “that isn’t a good idea”, or “that simply won’t work” isn’t functioning completely yet that early into the day. If you start thinking of ideas early in the morning, you might find another dimension to the problem you have been trying so desperately to tackle.
- Play some video games. Not just any video games, of course. However, playing mentally stimulating games early in the morning should have very positive effects on your problem-solving skills and critical thinking. Then again, waking up early to play Call of Duty every now and then isn’t too bad at all. In fact, I might just do that tomorrow.
- Begin to set your work goals. You’ll be a lot more productive during the day if you already know exactly what you’re going to do as soon as you reach the office. Instead of fumbling about on Facebook, looking at emails, and reading the latest blogs on lifehacker, you’re able to just jump straight into work.