Why You Shouldn’t Check E-mails as 1st Thing In The Morning

A lot of successful achievers in the world have one thing in common that separates their days from the rest. They have a morning routine. A morning routine just does not mean waking up, bathing and going to work. It is an everyday set up your day for success and focuses like no other.

When it comes to email, ignorance is bliss.  That’s why if you’ve got something important you want to make progress on. Email may have revolutionized business and improved communication but it has also had another unfortunate side-effect. It’s got us all hooked on emails as soon as we switch on our computers or smartphones.

As soon as you get up, work on something important for 30-45 minutes, and only then check it. If you can stand it, wait even longer. Some days people don’t check email at all until after lunch. The best and popular book in this space is the miracle morning, which outlines six best principles called the S.A.V.E.R.S

Following Are 5 Best Principles For Miracle Morning
  1. Silence:

Daily we have to meditation at least 15 minutes. Emptying your mind and making your head clear. Meditation has a lot of positives and keeping your mind fresh is probably the most important thing.

  1. Affirmation:

You have to encourage yourself with positive thinking and words.  If you think positive and do positive works your day will start very well and happy.

  1. Visualization:

Picturing yourself as successful and in the place you want to be. Some successful people are called visionaries because they can think of what the future looks like and go execute their dreams. Visualizing helps everybody focus on a clear goal.

  1. Exercise:

Working up your heart rate and pushing yourself so you can be physically and mentally prepared for bigger tasks in the day. There are about a million articles that talk about the benefits of exercise. But one thing exercise helps in creating new ideas in the brain which help you learn faster and quicker.

  1. Reading:

Please read daily five pages of an inspiring book. Reading some famous and encourage content first thing in the morning really perks you up and this is a book or article chosen by you.

  1. Scribing:

Getting your creative extract flowing and putting your thoughts into words. Successful people put work out there. Writing helps you channel your thoughts and put it out in a meaningful manner. It also helps in validating your thoughts, when people appreciate your work.

Why You Shouldn’t Check E-mails

The moment you open your email inbox, it’s pretty much game over for your productivity, focus, creative thinking, and business building.  If you start going through your inbox first thing in the morning, you lose any chance you had of going full steam ahead on your important project of the morning. You immediately wake up and start distracting yourself with everyone else’s needs.

Emails are filled with a call to actions that other people want you to perform. It could Be

  1. People selling you stuff:

Whether we like it or not, we subscribe to blogs and our inboxes are filled with emails selling a product or a service. Have you seen the subject line on some of those emails? They are so catchy and they make it look like they have answers to all your problems. The sad part is you might not have any of those problems.  

  1. Mails from co-worker and clients that is not ordered based on priority:

We get work e-mails that are important, but they are not prioritized. This means the latest e-mail you see will cause an action response and you will start working on it immediately, now that e-mail may not be important compared to the others you received. You have to start off the day with the toughest task to give your day a boost. When you start off the day completing a big task it sets up your day for success. 

  1. News that can alter your mood:

E-mail is overflow with news and the latest happenings in the world. A lot of times we don’t remember to unsubscribe. Starting your day off with positivity is key. Small news articles like a terrorist bombing can instantly switch your mood. News just like television is not a choice, the news websites (including social networking sites such as Facebook, Whats app) decide for you what you should be seeing.

  1. Random emails that make you procrastinate:

We’ve all subscribed to that website with funny articles, viral videos and more. This is a program for defeat. Imagine the first thing you do after walking up and you open your email and there is a click bait article that you completely relate to. You visit the website and there are two or three other articles with really appealing content. Now, what happens? You are 35 minutes in and you are just read a batch of nonsense that adds no value to your life. This reproduces procrastination.

  1. Avoid Decision Fatigue:

We want to avoid what in psychology is called decision fatigue. Decision fatigue simple terms is deterioration of decision-making skills when you have a choice to make or you have to decide on something.

Email are a bunch of decisions, whether to act upon something or not, whether to read an article. Every single e-mail expects a response and subconsciously you end up taking decisions and irritate yourself. If you find email just distracts and confuses you in the morning, or do you think you’re able to separate the distractions from the things that actually take precedence over your first task of the day.

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