I woke up this morning after being up rather late and knew that it was a crunch day. Within the next 24 hours I’d need to hop on a plane and be out of the office for the next few days. In those few moments I felt slightly pressured and overwhelmed which lead to a bit of emotional and mental confusion, (by the way, I call that “brain fog”). What should I work on first?....what could wait until Monday?
I could have just barreled in, but time was precious I needed to work on what was most crucial. I realized I couldn’t let the pressure “pressure” me into the wrong decision. So, I decided to take a 5 minute mind clearing break. I gave myself permission to step away from my desk, move into a physical space where I could clear my mind.
Ah…a breakthrough! Just giving myself permission to step away helped my mind calm down and my emotions to come to neutral. In the clarity of that moment, I was able to get a better view of what was crucial and what was not.
What I’m describing is the power of a moment…a moment you take in the morning to gain clarity on the day that could make all the difference. I’m calling it the morning mindset.
You know it’s just harder to work in a fog; it takes more energy and the quality of your work can suffer.
So let me recommend 2 practices: “the morning mindset and mastering your moments. These truly are two great 1% edge practices that can net big results!
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