10 KICK-START minutes to... Your morning
Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Turn your day around in no timeé
Take 30 seconds to give yourself a pep talk in the mirror. Even Steve Jobs incorporated the mirror routine into his day. Each morning, he’d look at himself and ask: ‘If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I’m about to do?’
Make time For Brekkie
Eating a healthy breakfast is said to improve your short-term memory and help you concentrate for longer periods. Say goodbye to Monday morning brain fog and eat within an hour of waking. For an extra boost, take a leaf out of Jennifer Aniston’s book with a glass of hot water and lemon.
Learn from Viola Davis, who wakes at 5.30am before working out and relaxing with her husband. ‘That part of my day is completely about me and my husband,’ says Viola. ‘We sat in our Jacuzzi this morning and we just talked and talked. It’s meditative.’
When you’re having a really busy week, multitasking can be tempting – especially in the morning. But according to researchers at Stanford University, it’s actually far less productive than concentrating on one task at a time.
Steer Clear of decisions
Ensure a relaxing morning by making all your decisions the night before. Choose your outfit, prepare your food and pack your essentials. Tip: always have a spare outfit ready, just in case...
A healthy brekkie will set you up for that big meeting