Start your day on purpose; and change your life for the better!

Start your day on purpose; and change your life for the better!

Although happiness is usually associated with positive emotions, living our best lives is also very much about creating purpose and meaning, taking care of our physical health, building positive relationships and more.

The positive emotion part of happiness often gets the most attention; but research suggests the purpose and meaning component is just as, if not more important.

This article, therefore, is very much one worth reading…

via by Thomas Oppong

Prioritizing is not overrated. Distracted by the dozens of unexpected emails, phone calls, meetings and never finding enough time to work on most important tasks for the day, many people end their day feeling unproductive and unsure of what was accomplished.

Starting your day with a clear idea of what you want to do changes everything. Starting and ending your day right has a lot to do with your success.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “The early morning has gold in its mouth.” The quote emphasis the importance of starting your day the right way. He also said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Franklin deliberately designed his day with a daily schedule.

“Morning and evening routines prime you for success. They help you achieve more, think clearly, and do work that actually matters. They keep you from thoughtlessly stumbling through your day and make sure you get the most important things done,” says Stephen Altrogge of Zapier.

Many people forget that morning hours leading up to mid-day are enormously important – that these hours form the foundation of the entire day. Jim Rohn said “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Studies have shown a connection between waking up early and achieving perk performance. A Harvard Business Review article found that “people whose performance peaks in the morning are better positioned for career success, because they’re more proactive than people who are at their best in the evening.”

A productive day begins with the end in mind

Cut your addiction to busy work and start focusing on getting real work done. Starting your day with the end in mind provides an uninterrupted stretch for strategizing and concentrating on your day’s work– you’re in the zone from the get-go…

…keep reading the full and original article HERE