Before working out, I stretch. In cooking, some ingredients need to be chopped in advance. At night, before I go to bed, I do my night routine.
You see, some additional preparations are needed to make certain activities more effective, efficient or tolerable. Today, I’ll share some of my pre-work routines for a more focused and relaxed atmosphere:
♦ Write a to-do list the night before
♦ Tidy my desk
♦ Set my intention upon waking up (What do I want to accomplish today?)
♦ Stretch (yoga or Qi Gong)
♦ Depending on the time, I make sure to eat something.
♦ Prepare a beverage (glass of water or tea for me)
♦ Set up the ambiance of my workspace by turning on my Himalayan salt lamp.
♦ Play a calming music
These may sound a lot but since it’s already a habit, I don’t mind doing them every single day. These little steps are simple yet effective in helping me enter The Zone.
Do you do something similar? What simple habits before work have helped you work effectively and efficiently?