Monday, June 4, 2012

How to Take Control of Your Morning (and Day)

Mel Robbins writes rightly in Success magazine:

What's the first thing you did this morning? I bet it was reading messages on your cellphone. The question is why?

Recent studies suggest almost 80 percent of cellphone users sleep with their phones in their bedrooms. Among entrepreneurs, I bet that number is even higher. So why is reaching for the phone first thing such a problem? Because how you start the day sets the tone for the rest of your day.

If your first act is to check for texts or emails, then someone else sets your priorities before you’ve had breakfast. And those emails seek your time, attention, help and brain space. You start your day being reactive to other people rather than proactive about your goals. You have surrendered control—which is crucial to your well-being, success and happiness—to others.

When you check your smartphone first thing in the morning, you're saying, in effect: "Hey, world, please tell me what to think." In other words, you're making yourself a slave to outside forces.

No, thanks.

I've written before that email is your public to-do list that anybody can get on. The longer I go each day without checking email, the more I get done. Every. Single. Time.

Just think: To become more productive, starting tomorrow, you don't need to spend one penny or one minute on a technology upgrade. It's a technology downgrade you need.

Try it and post your results in the comments section below.

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