Surprising Ways in Which the First Ten Minutes of Your Day Affect Productivity (infographic)

If you want to get ahead in life, you are going to have to try and be as productive as possible. A lot of people have trouble with this. They find that even if they wake up bright and early they are probably going to have a tough time getting things done over the course of the day for some reason. This is a very common problem because of the fact that none of us treat the first ten minutes of our day the way they are supposed to be treated. The period of time right after you wake up is crucial in terms of impact on the rest of your day. Spending these ten minutes the right way will allow you to spend the remainder of your day at peak productivity.

The infographic below has a number of things that we do during the first ten minutes of our day that we’re actually not supposed to be doing. These include things like starting several tasks at once, and checking our social media feeds. These are things that can disrupt the way we approach work for the next several hours so it is important to avoid them as much as possible.

9 Productivity Mistakes You're Probably Making in the First Few Minutes of Your Work Day

Key Takeaway:
How you spend the first 10 minutes can make or break the rest of your day. So what mistakes should you be avoiding? Make sure you empty your brain before starting your tasks. Avoid checking your work emails first thing, avoid going straight into meeting and avoid starting several tasks at once.

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