All too often we arrive at work and within minutes we are knee deep in the day, jumping from one thing to the next and always with a sense that we haven’t quite hit the mark.
Today’s tip is about setting intentions. Take 5 minutes at the start of your day to set 1-3 intentions. This doesn’t have to be something that takes precious time away from your emails but instead think about it in the shower or while you’re waiting for the bus or getting your morning coffee. When you do it is as important and why you do it.
When you do it needs to be at the beginning of the day but it needs to be prompted by an action that you do every day, hence the shower or waiting for your bus.
The why is because this will give you focus, and so often focus can fly out as we open the office door. If you can set your intention(s) for the day once the day is over you can reflect on what you have achieved.
Let’s be clear, this is not about prioritising your to do list, this is about achieving a new skill, working on a difficult relationship or just remembering to reclaim your lunch break.
I find it useful to write this on a post-it note and stick it somewhere I can see it throughout the day. It brings focus to the day and a sense of accomplishment at the end.
Give it a go!