Define an hour in your day where no work can get through. A definitive deadline where anything that’s not done will have to be delegated for tomorrow. This cut-off time will quickly provide much-needed pressure to work smarter, plan better and be more efficient. Have a daily reminder set (you can use Wakeout’s reminders feature, or set an alarm on your phone).
Once this goes off, it’s time to close the laptop, sign out of your work email and chat and go do some of your sacred activities. No exceptions!
3. Have a morning routine focused on you
Morning routines have been celebrated since ancient Greece. It is said that Plato had a morning routine that helped clear his mind for the day’s reflections. More recently, morning routines have been the building blocks of many of our most influential leaders, from Oprah to Steve Jobs.
Morning routines are so edifying because they’re so deeply personal. Just as you wake, before work and the stress of business starts shocking your brain, take a moment to do a few of your sacred items focused on you. Meditation, exercise, journaling, breathing, etc.
Your morning routine will give you a sense of accomplishment early in the day, removing some of the accomplishment-addiction of modern times that compels us to stay so freaking busy.