Starting the day the right way
I often find myself awake during the early hours of the morning, either in order to go to work for a 4am start or because my body clock has failed to notice that it is acceptable to have a lie in on a day off! How frustrating! This morning is the last of my week’s holiday and after a fantastic but very tiring weekend in Spain I was ready for one last lie in before my first early alarm call tomorrow morning. Alas, it was not to be!
I woke shortly after half past four. At least I think I did. I’ll admit that I didn’t check the time straight away as I clung on to the hope that I might be able to drift back off until a more reasonable hour of the morning. An hour later and with no chance of returning to the land of nod, I started my day in earnest.
I enjoy making a little time in the morning to wake up before starting on any jobs that I have to do. More often than not I will factor in time for breakfast as well as ten minutes to watch Sky Sports, especially if there is live cricket! In that time I will also write down anything pressing that I need to remember for the day ahead.
The Power of the To Do List for Productivity
On my days off I often find myself ticking off a to-do list. I bought myself a 2016/2017 diary last year which has a handy space next to each week where you can pen a quick note. I use mine to remind myself of the large list of things I need to get done. This week’s list involves making phone calls, cancelling Spotify Premium when my current discount expires and buying a new phone after mine came to an untimely death last week. I also need to find some session plans for the gym as I didn’t have the time to find any last week before flying out to Spain. Now I’m back on home soil I have no excuse!
The Importance of Good Coffee
Productivity can’t be achieved without good coffee and I always have one soon after getting up to start my day. Today’s first blend is provided by Grind and Tamp as I still have some of their Christmas blend left over. No doubt I will have another coffee later on. Although making coffee with an Aeropress is more time consuming than using an instant variety I always find that the ends are worth the means, even if it is ridiculous-o’clock!