Start Right, End Right 

Morning and Shutdown Routines That Can Help You Get Into and Out of Work Zones How you start and end your workday defines your overall productivity. Morning routines can have a significant influence on your day, and how you finish off can make a big difference to how you begin again the following day. Perfecting a daily routine can be a difficult balance. We need to constantly refine and adapt to changing schedules and responsibilities. Some routines suit people better than others, and our body clocks, environments and lifestyles often need different management approaches. It’s often a matter of trial and error, but research and interviews with some of the most successful people in the world generally show that there are routines that can help you to be more productive. Here are seven habits and routines to start and end your day right: 1. Wake Up Effectively Our mornings can be a time of energised renewal or frustrated scrambling. Find a routine that suits your preferences. Take some time out in the morning to breathe and prepare for your day. Read the newspaper and other news. Exercise. Drink and eat something that will sustain you. Waking up at the same time each day can also provide a sense of stability in a demanding work schedule. Factor in activities that you look forward to doing in the morning. Take a moment to think about what you want to achieve that day and make it happen. 2. Plan Your Day Once you’ve settled into your workspace, take some time to plan your workday. Review tasks and prioritise what needs to be...