Get Rid Of That Early Morning Email Addiction!

41% of people check their email before they do anything else in the morning. This can be attributed to the task dominant lifestyle we tend to lead. In a strange way, we look for new tasks we need to perform without considering the fact that there are plenty of important tasks left undone. This leads to increased stress as our pile of work grows the second we wake up. This habit sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you do this every day (as most do), then you are setting that tone for the rest of your life.

Here is a simple plan to get off this habit:

1. Gather your inspirational resources

iPhone and iTouch users – Download the Solace and Courage Iphone App by Ajnaware. For those of you who are not familiar with this app, I consider it to be one of the best applications out there and easily the most inspirational.

Non iPhone or iTouch users – Print quotes from either Third Minds or another website with inspirational quotes. On a side note, we promise to keep updating our quotes section!

2. Read at least 3 quotes on either the app or the paper the second you wake up. Then pause for exactly one minute and think about them.

If you follow this habit I guarantee you will find yourself leading happier days and sleeping better. What has been your experience doing this? Any other tips you use to start the day off successfully?

Nikolai De Leo is a Transaction Advisory Services Professional living in Miami, FL. When not working, he enjoys reading (his three favorite books are As a Man Thinketh, Atlas Shrugged, and the Picture of Dorian Grey), running (he has completed two half marathons and a triathlon in his favorite Vibram five fingers), and watching college football (he attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees).
  1. Cialis Reply

    Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

  2. Jeff Goetz Reply

    The Third mind quotes are great, but it's hard to make it a habit of reading along with your morning routine. So why don't you pair those quotes with something you always do every morning, e.g., eating breakfast! Think about the possibilities. I'd be so happy starting off my mornings with a pop tart Gandhi and a bowl of fortune cookie crisp.

    • Nikolai De Leo Reply

      I think you could have a potential idea there. I do have one question for you –

      If you can't make it a habit to read some quotes in the morning, should you then expect to be able to create much more difficult and necessary habits essential to your end goal?

  3. Hank Pila Reply

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. Cheers

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