The First Six Things You Should Do When You Get to Work:
You've probably got a routine down for how you start work each day. But if it seems like you're not organized enough, or you're always struggling to get things done by the end of the day, this list might help.
--According to "Forbes", these are the first six things you should do when you get to work each day.
#1.) Get There on Time.
It's not just because being late makes you look bad. It's also because not being there on time can throw off your whole day.
--You probably noticed that if you show up 10 or 15 minutes early, it usually makes the whole day LESS stressful. And if you show up late, it's the opposite.
#2.) Take a Deep Breath.
According to one expert, you should sit down in your chair, stop for a few seconds, and just breathe. Simply GETTING to work can be stressful, so it's good to take a few seconds and slow things down.
#3.) Give Yourself Five Minutes to Settle In.
Don't just dive into a project or start making phone calls. Try to start your day with something less stressful, like organizing your desk or listening to your voicemail.
#4.) Say Hello to People.
Even if you're not much of a morning person, it shows that you're at least making an effort. And it's even more important if you're the boss.
--One of the biggest pet peeves for employees is when their immediate supervisor gets to work and doesn't acknowledge them.
#5.) Organize Your Day.
According to "Forbes", the first hour of your workday is the best time to prioritize and figure out what you DEFINITELY need to accomplish.
--But a lot of people get distracted in the morning by things that don't actually need immediate attention.
--Here's one of them . . .
#6.) Don't Get Distracted Answering Emails.
If you HAVE to check them first thing in the morning, skip the ones that aren't urgent. It's usually pretty easy to tell just from reading the subject line.
--A lot of people end up checking ALL their new messages . . . then stumble on some video link a friend sent . . . and end up wasting 20 minutes, which throws off the rest of their day.