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放假也别睡懒觉,早起做事效率最高

财富中文网 2016年11月05日

有些人可以笑着迎接早晨,但不少人做不到,白白浪费了大好时光。

虽说习不习惯早起是天生的,但对绝大多数人来说早点起床多做事一定是个好习惯。

对很多首席执行官、全球领袖,还有其他一些优秀人物来说,早晨是可能发生奇迹的时候,决定了之后的一整天。

下面是把早晨过好的一些窍门。

起床时间要比想起床的时间早

这可能很难听进去,但工作高效的牛人们通常起得很早,可以说非常早。很多首席执行官的闹钟都是早上5点,而且接下来的三个小时也不会闲着。

星巴克首席执行官霍华德·舒尔茨早上5:45喝第一杯咖啡,此时他已经遛完狗并且健完身。

早起后做事的效率会大大提高,原因可不仅是时间多了。早晨时我们的意志力是一天里最强的时候。

锻炼身体,机不可失。

好好出身汗有助于夜间睡眠和早起。早晨尽量抽时间锻炼身体。培养晨练的习惯比坚持晚上锻炼也容易些,因为晚上一有事就没法坚持锻炼。

意外收获:已有研究显示晨练可以保持体重,甚至减肥,尤其是锻炼前不吃东西的话。

推特和Square公司首席执行官杰克·多尔西是喜欢早晨健身的首席执行官之一。多尔西早晨5点起床,冥想30分钟,然后锻炼7分钟,重复三次(我们一直不明白为什么他不直接说锻炼21分钟)。

要坚持早晨健身,最好在日程表里专门留出时间,头天晚上就把健身的衣服准备好。跑步可能是最好的健身手段,因为不需要器械,也不用专门去健身房,也可以试试Greatist网站上一些并不在早晨健身的人们采用的训练方式。

不要看邮件

有时人们会忍不住翻身起床第一件事就查查邮件,尤其是用手机当闹钟时。但这样会导致分心,忽略当天要做到最重要的事。

整理和时间管理专家朱莉·摩根斯坦有本书名字就叫《早上绝不要查邮件》。道理是,不要一早就分心,一封邮件接一封邮件地处理,最后一整天也就这么过了。

Tumblr首席执行官大卫·卡普就发誓早上坚决不处理邮件。

每天早晨激励自己

史蒂夫·乔布斯有个很有名的习惯,每天早晨问自己一个简单的问题。

“如果今天是我生命中的最后一天,我还愿意做今天要做的事么?”

如果想找轻松点的晨间激励,可以试试Shine。注册后每天早晨会收到简短的鼓励文字,还有好玩的动图。

还有个选择:在线杂志《我的晨间习惯》采访了不少创业家、音乐家、医疗从业人员等,看各行业的人如何起床。结果发现大多数人都有早起困难症。

遵循第一个小时规则

《黑客学设计》一书作者,兼《热爱你的工作》播客主持人大卫·卡达维写道,不要列冗长的任务清单,集中精力在一天中第一个小时专攻最重要的项目。

你的大项目可能是工作一部分,也可能是副业。最好在不受邮件打扰的情况下完成,可能去办公室上班前就能做完。

“如果能完成一小时计划,你会自我感觉良好,对项目也会更有信心,”卡达维在一篇写道。“早上完成工作的感觉会在脑子里延续一整天。”

但他也警告说,“第一个小时工作原则也需要耐心,也要给自己点喘息的时间。”

这么一看,培养高效的早晨工作习惯也不是不可能。(财富中文网)

译者:Charlie

审校:夏林

Despite the fact that being a morning person is largely determined by your genes, society still expects most of us to rise early and get things done.

But mornings can be more than just a necessary evil – according to dozens of CEOs, world leaders, and other impressive individuals, mornings are when the magic happens, dictating how you’ll tackle the rest of the day.

Here are some tips to make it a truly good morning.

Wake Up Earlier Than You Want To

It’s not what you want to hear, but productive and powerful folks tend to wake up really, really early. For many CEOs, the alarm clock is set for 5am, and they don’t hit snooze for the next three hours, either.

Starbucks SBUX -0.11% CEO Howard Schultz has his first cup of coffee at 5:45 am, and he’s already walked his dogs and worked out.

Waking up early gives you a greater chance of getting things done, and it’s not just because you’ve got more time to do it. In the mornings our willpower is the strongest it will be all day.

Work Out. It’s Now or Never.

A good sweat can help you get to sleep at night and easily start your day. Try incorporating exercise into your morning routine. It’s easier to stick to a morning activity than one in the evening, which can easily be pushed aside when you have to work late.

Bonus: Early morning workouts have been shown to be great for maintaining and losing weight, particularly if you don’t eat beforehand.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, is one of many CEOs who find time for fitness in the morning. Dorsey wakes up at 5 am, meditates for 30 minutes, and follows that with the seven-minute workout, which he does three times (we’re still not sure why he doesn’t just call it a 21-minute workout).

To stick to your morning workout, make an appointment to exercise in your calendar and lay out your gym clothes the night before. Running might be your best option as it requires no equipment and no trip to the gym, or try one of these morning workouts for non-morning people from Greatist.

Don’t Check Your Email

It can be tempting to roll over and check your email first thing in the am, especially if you use your phone as an alarm. But that can distract you from focusing on the big tasks you need to accomplish that day.

Organizing and time management expert Julie Morgenstern even titled one of her books Never Check Email In The Morning. The philosophy here is that you’ll start your morning with undivided focus not bouncing from one email to the next and set the tone for the rest of the day.

David Karp, CEO of Tumblr swears by his no morning email routine.

Find Your Morning Motivation

Steve Jobs famously asked himself one simple question every morning.

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

For a lighter dose of morning motivation, try Shine. Sign up for the company’s short bursts of affirmation in text form every morning, along with fun gifs too.

Another option: the online magazine My Morning Routine interviews entrepreneurs, musicians, health care practitioners and others on how they wake up. And it turns out mornings are hard for most people.

Follow the First-Hour Rule

Rather than an overwhelming to-do list, focus on your most important project for the first hour of the day, writes David Kadavy, the author of Design for Hackersand host of Love Your Work podcast.

Your big project could be for your job or your side-hustle. And ideally, you’ll get this done without the distraction of email and perhaps before you even get into the office.

“When you finish your goal of one hour, you feel good about yourself, and you feel better about that project,” Kadavy wrote in a Medium post. “The work you’ve done carries over into your thoughts throughout the day.”

But he warned, “The First-Hour Rule takes some patience and breathing room.”

Not unlike creating a productive morning routine.

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