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San Antonio how are your daily habits?

7/20/2014 (Permalink)

The words Daily in red and Habit in white with a yellow background SERVPRO of Braun Station works on ensuring that each member of our team has good daily habits so we can help our San Antonio customers

Daily Habits:  How much does the first hour of your workday really matter?

Your first hour means a lot. The first work hour of your morning could be the time you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than just your task list. Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of a school day, typically referred to as “home room” to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, and maybe knock-out last minute homework? Many successful business people schedule themselves around a grown-up homeroom every day. While you cannot predict incoming calls, customer service requests, or extra work due to after-hour jobs that occur the night before, you can develop daily morning habits that are non-negotiable. According to Tony Robbins, a life coach, self-help author and motivational speaker, you should set up an Hour of Power, Thirty Minutes to Thrive, or at the least, Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment. Part of this time involves light exercise; part of it involves reading motivational affirmations, and part of it involves time where you think of everything you are grateful for: in yourself, among your family and friends, in your career, and the like. Putting things into perspective is a great way to start your day on a positive note. Another daily morning habit to consider is doing the big, shoulder-sagging task on your to-do list first. Mark Twain said that if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, you’ve got it behind you for the rest of the day and nothing else looks quite so bad. If you take this concept of getting one thing done before you wade into your e-mail or return phone calls, you’ve got a day-to-day system in place. First, choose your frog (aka: identify the task.) One benefit to tackling that terrible, weighty task you don’t want to do first thing in the morning is that you get some space from the other people involved in that task. Without having that whirlwind, the task often feels less complex and you can get more done. It is also important to create your own version of customer service in the morning among peers. This may be checking in interacting with co-workers you don’t regularly see, asking questions of mentors, and just generally handling the human side of work that quickly gets lost between scheduling daily routes and planning events. If you are consistent with your peer customer service, you will have a more reliable roster of helpers when you need them! Successful businessmen and women are disciplined to increase their productivity while reducing their stress. Consider incorporating one of these daily habits into your workday for the same result! 

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