The Dos and Don’ts of a Productive Morning [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 1, 2014

7:00 am

This morning when I first woke up, the first thing I did was stress out about all the things I had to get done today. Sadly, worrying about my to-do list right at the beginning of the day can actually have the paradoxical effect of creating a not-so-productive day. At least, that's according to a recent infographic by Entrepreneur. Stressing about your day is actually one of things you shouldn't do, as it puts your brain in crisis mode, overall reducing your rational capability – something that you'll certainly need to last throughout the remainder of the day. The Entrepreneur infographic takes things a step further and provides both the dos and don'ts of creating the most productive morning.

The most important thing, it seems, is to take into account the previous night – that a productive morning is dependent on what happens the night before and whether you've laid out the initial foundation. Some of the things that should be done in the night before include making sure that you have everything already prepped for the next day – from the next day's outfit to an already-packed lunch. By establishing a more organized ritual, you remove some of the stresses that can be experienced first thing in the morning. Apparently, one other mistake that I made this morning is checking my email – my bad. Read some of the dos and don'ts of a productive morning in the infographic below:


(Via Entrepreneur)

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.