Nicole Monturo is an accomplished executive and leadership expert.

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Make Your Morning Count!

Most of us spend our days cooped up in our office cubicles or hunched over a computer for a large part of our waking hours, be it for work or pleasure. The internet tends to suck you into a hole when you have any free time, luring you in with the latest trends and viral videos, news from around the world, your social media feeds or your favorite TV shows. All of this eats into your time and makes you compromise on exercise and rest.

Very often, you may wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and cranky as a result of being awake at odd hours. How you begin your day affects the rest of it. It is vital to make the most of your mornings; being mindful of your mental and physical wellbeing from the time you wake up will benefit you in the short term as well as the long term. Once you start really utilizing your mornings, you will find that adage on early birds will start to apply to you.

Where Do You Begin?

According to Billy Polson, CEO and co-founder of DIAKADI and the Business Movement, kick-starting your day right has a domino effect on the rest of your day, in terms of positivity, energy and mindfulness. You can train yourself to become a morning person, even if you feel you aren’t.

You can do whatever works best for you. Try to incorporate physical fitness routines that also include a state of mindfulness with them. Polson tries to ensure his morning routine is a combination of surf sessions, yoga, or strength training. Just focusing on the exercise means that the flow of blood through the body, as well as focusing on the routine, brings a sense of clarity and inner peace.

What Does Good Health Mean?

Aside from the many obvious benefits of exercise, maintaining a routine of well being affects every aspect of your life. Taking care of your health has positive effects on how your do your work and interact with people as well.

And all of this starts by waking up early in the morning and getting a jumpstart on your day.

Easy Methods To Achieve Activity In The Morning

Aside from the obvious methods of exercise and meditation, one can also kick-start their morning activities by using methods to commute to work that involves physical activity, like walking or using a cycle. These small steps will go a long way in improving your overall physical and mental health and happiness.


Leadership Tips to Up Your Productivity

Leadership isn’t just about leading your team through the hard times; it’s also about capitalizing on your team’s successes and pushing them to achieve more than they believe possible of themselves. As your team grows together and becomes more comfortable with one another, you want to help them figure out ways that they can all work better in tandem, streamlining processes to help them work ‘smarter not harder.’ Here are a few leadership tips for boosting your team’s — and your own — productivity.

Always be prepared.

  • Arrive at every meeting, gathering, and call fully prepared and ready to go. As a leader, other people are going to be looking to you for answers and guidance, and if your presentation is scattered all over or if you haven’t prepared to answer the questions people might have, you’re going to waste a lot of time trying to gather your thoughts and pull your information together. Make sure that you’re well-prepared so that you can help your team become well-prepared as well.

Stay organized.

  • For the same reason you want to be prepared, you want to make sure everything you need is organized and ready to go when you need it. You shouldn’t have to be shuffling through papers and rummaging through your desk to find the most important documents for your day. Staying on top of things will leave you more time to do the things that are important, rather than wasting valuable time on pointless tasks.

Start your day early.

  • Ben Franklin once said, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” and it’s easy to see why this simple formula for success works if you break it down and analyze it. If you’re starting every day by rolling out of bed at the last possible moment, you’re not allotting yourself enough time to fully prepare for the day ahead of you. Want to be truly successful? Start out your day early, like 5:00am early, and use those extra hours to reflect on the day and mentally and physically prepare yourself for what you need to do. The extra time allows you to be prepared and organize yourself so that you can increase your productivity.

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