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1. Make productive use of your free-time. Less is more in this case, because only having 3 hours to go to the gym makes the whole thing a bit more urgent. Which makes #gettingitdone that much more empowering.
2. Somehow, someway, figure out how to “become a morning person.” This is clearly very exciting news, so you also must incessantly tell people about your recent revolution.
3. Realize that compared to your co-workers (especially those with kids), your life is actually pretty exciting. Downplaying what you do on the weekends can be weirdly satisfying–the cubicle drab can’t hold you back.
4. LEARN how to think critically, and be informed of the news…if your job doesn’t take care of this for you, your solid rotation of podcasts, internet articles, or a sudden interest to learn stuff due to lack of intellectual stimulation will get the job done here.
5. Slowly cease to concern yourself with the inner ongoings of your fraternity/sorority/campus group. It’s time and this isn’t necessarily “unexpected”, but you sort of are amazed that not too long ago, this was your sole focus.
6. Enthusiastically conduct work-related convos in social settings…something you would’ve hated yourself for doing a mere year ago, but something that now makes you quite happy. This means you’re moving forward.
7. Crave EXPERIENCES now more than ever. Providing for yourself–and working for your money–makes you realize that there is something to be gained from every situation. There are lessons to be learned from even the snooze-iest of budget meetings.
8. Treat age as much less of a barrier for relatability…as a 23 year-old postgrad, you may identify more with a 31 year-old coworker than a college sophomore. Oddly daring, oddly exciting. And since they’re older, drinks are totes on them.
9. Realize that your destiny, while perhaps bound to the institution or entity that employs you, is not at all in their hands. You learn the value of free will, and how much of it is worth devoting to your paycheck.
10. Master the buzzword game. Fun and easy to mock, but buzzwords really help you push the envelope and break through the clutter.
11. Actually learn how to talk on the phone and accomplish “adult tasks,” like setting up an event or getting your bosses laundry machine fixed. Because sometimes, your job will depend on it.
12. Actually research/take the time to figure out the best type of suit or work clothing. Dressing the part feels prettay, prettaay good.
13. You’ve always known how to procrastinate. But now you’ll start hanging with the older cousin of procrastination, called “stretching out work so it seems like it’ll take the entire day.” When executed properly, this can be rather inspirational.
14. Give people your business card, and proceed to “grab lunch with them.” As the great Mitch Hedberg once said, “I got a business card because I wanna win some lunches.”
15. Give people your business card at bars, and realize that this is a move that doesn’t always work. But you’ll also realize that sometimes it does. And when it comes down to it, all that really matters is that one time.
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful, and healthy, lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am.
1. Exercise. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. Most people that work out daily, work out in the morning. Whether it’s a morning yoga session or a trip to the gym, exercising before work gives you a boost of energy for the day and that deserved sense of accomplishment. Anyone can tackle a pile of paperwork after 200 ab reps! Morning workouts also eliminate the possibility of flaking out on your cardio after a long day at work. Even if you aren’t bright eyed and bushy tailed at the thought of a 5 am jog, try waking up 15 minutes early for a quick bedside set of pushups or stretching. It’ll help wake up your body, and prep you for your day.
2. Map Out Your Day. Maximize your potential by mapping out your schedule for the day, as well as your goals and to dos. The morning is a good time for this as it is often one of the only quiet times a person gets throughout the day. The early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritizing your activities. They also allow for uninterrupted problem solving when trying to fit everything into your timetable. While scheduling, don’t forget about your mental health. Plan a 10 minute break after that stressful meeting for a quick walk around the block or a moment of meditation at your desk. Trying to eat healthy? Schedule a small window in the evening to pack a few nutritious snacks to bring to work the next day.
3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast. We all know that rush out the door with a cup of coffee and an empty stomach feeling. You sit down at your desk, and you’re already wondering how early that taco truck sets up camp outside your office. No good. Take that extra time in the morning to fuel your body for the tasks ahead of it. It will help keep you mind on what’s at hand and not your growling stomach. Not only is breakfast good for your physical health, it is also a good time to connect socially. Even five minutes of talking with your kids or spouse while eating a quick bowl of oatmeal can boost your spirits before heading out the door.
4. Visualization. These days we talk about our physical health ad nauseam, but sometimes our mental health gets overlooked. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating or visualizing. Take a moment to visualize your day ahead of you, focusing on the successes you will have. Even just a minute of visualization and positive thinking can help improve your mood and outlook on your work load for the day.
5. Make Your Day Top Heavy. We all have that one item on our to do list that we dread. It looms over you all day (or week) until you finally suck it up and do it after much procrastination. Here’s an easy tip to save yourself the stress – do that least desirable task on your list first. Instead of anticipating the unpleasantness of it from first coffee through your lunch break, get it out of the way. The morning is the time when you are (generally) more well rested and your energy level is up. Therefore, you are more well equipped to handle more difficult projects. And look at it this way, your day will get progressively easier, not the other way around. By the time your work day is ending, you’re winding down with easier to dos and heading into your free time more relaxed. Success!