Maximizing your productivity throughout your day can be accomplished through several feats. One of the most important and underrated things that you can do is to wake up early. Sure, it doesn’t sound that glamorous but consider the fact that just by waking up a couple hours earlier, you can actually get more done throughout the day. Prospective business launchers, this is your call to action. Change your daily routines and overcome obstacles to form efficient daily routines and schedules. Here’s a brief list that will help guide you.
Prepare for the Morning
Preparing for the morning the night before will help keep you organized and reduce the overwhelming feeling when you wake up. If you begin the morning with conference calls, organize all of your paperwork and notes in piles that you can easily differentiate. At times when you wake up, there will be a period of time where you need to let your mind and body fully wake up before you begin processing information.
Turn off Electronics
Turn off your electronics an hour before heading to bed. Always checking your e-mail and watching re-runs of television shows can delay the time you go to sleep. Consider replacing them with something more relaxing such as listening to music or even stretching.
Calculate Your Hours and Make a Schedule
You know your body more than anybody else does. You also know how much sleep you need to be able to function in the morning. Calculate the proper amount of hours that your body needs and fit it into a schedule. If you plan to wake up at 7 in the morning, set that as your alarm and count backwards until you reach your comfortable time. Stay true to your schedule to the best of your ability.
Bio: Ferhan Patel is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), an Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He currently works as the CCO for Payza, a payment platform specializing in e-commerce processing.