5 Things You Can Do Every Morning For A More Productive Day

As the saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm.” Now getting up early in the morning is not necessarily an easy task, nor is it a desirable task for most people. However, for those who can resist the urge to hit the snooze button and get out of bed at the sound of their first alarm, it leads to the opportunity to make for a more productive day. It is so crucial to start your morning on the right foot as it can set the tone for the rest of the day. Our body’s natural clock known as its circadian rhythm runs on a 24-hour cycle, and this helps to regulate sleep, energy levels, metabolism, and any other bodily functions. How you choose to start your day, can either help or hurt keep that clock running on time. Take a look at five things that you can do every morning to make for a productive day.

 

Exercise

This can be one of the hardest actions to do first thing in the morning, but getting that sweat at the start of your day can reap some incredible benefits. Regarding health, exercising in the morning when you wake up can get your heart going and burn fat while your glycogen stores are still depleted after fasting throughout the night. Exercising also releases endorphins which are chemicals that are produced in the brain to help minimize pain and discomfort while increasing wellbeing. These endorphins also help to reduce stress hormones so that you can start the day in control. Getting some movement in first thing in the morning also activates your nervous system which gets your body to stay active throughout the day.

 

Eat A Good Breakfast

Your body gets its energy from the food you eat. This is why they say that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” because starting your day with food is one of the most energizing things you can do. This will get your metabolism going, and your body will be able to use those calories as energy. With that in mind, you want to make sure that what you put in your body to start the day is good fuel the be used. So be sure to include lean protein, some whole grains, fruits or vegetables, and dairy into that first meal to keep it well balanced.

 

Mediate

Many experts have suggested meditation as a great way to start the day with a clear head. There are so many physical and mental benefits that come with it. By taking simply two minutes in the morning to find a quiet place to sit with your eyes closed while repeating a short mantra can have an incredibly calming effect and allow you to tackle whatever tasks you have coming up in the day. Even if you are a big fan of mediating per se, taking some time to do some breathing exercises can be just as effective to help your head and get you started.

 

Take A Nice Shower

Studies have actually shown that taking a shower in the morning is much better for you than taking a shower at night. You may not realize it, but you sweat in your sleep at night which is beneficial to release any toxins in the body. So by taking a good shower in the morning, you can rinse any excess sweat from your body to help you feel refreshed and ready for the day.

 

Make a To-Do List

This might seem like a stressful way to start the day, but it can prove to be extremely useful. By writing out a list of the tasks that you need to complete for the day, and prioritizing them can help you accomplish much more than you may have anticipated. Now, it doesn’t have to be an extensive minute-by-minute itinerary of what you will do throughout the day but merely mapping out all the major tasks that need to be completed for the day and when they need to be completed by. This can allow you to have much more time on your hands and make you more organized.

Making the Right Impression Book Review

As the saying goes, “you only get one chance to make a good first impression.” Plus on top of that, you only get less than 10 seconds to make that good first impression. With that in mind, it is so crucial to be able to make that first impression a positive and lasting one especially in the medical field. There are many books and programs out there that are geared towards helping you make that first impression, and while some of them can be effective, they can typically be quite general in their targeted audience. That is where Making The Right Impression comes to play. Making The Right Impression written by strategic master Jason Drewelow is the perfect book that is all about increasing your patient acquisition and retention through dental design and construction by managing the first and last impression your office makes. So considering that you only get 10 seconds to do this, it is imperative to make every little detail count.

 

The author, Jason Drewelow is the leader of Primus Dental which is a planning, architecture, and management firm that specializes in dental and medical offices. He also serves as a strategic advisor to hundreds of different doctors for an array of situations. Whether it is a practice start-up or large group practices with multiple locations, he provides guidance to help improve their facilities which bring us to his book Making The Right Impression. In this book, you will receive crucial knowledge that is useful to your success as a dentist. Some of this information will be things that might not have been covered in dental school. This book will give you insights to envisioning your new space, deciding to renovate, expand, or build a new practice, picking an optimal location, negotiating and financing your new project, designing your new space from the ground up, and the interior design of successful practices. The kinds of lessons this book with will teach are also numerous. You will learn things such as, why the first impression of your office may be as negative as walking into the DMV and how to fix it, how one independent dentist now sees 80 patients a month which is a 35% increase from his previous numbers as well as how he saved $240,000 in out-of-pocket expenses and 55 words to say to a landlord to “force” them to let you make improvements which can save you time, money, and headaches, plus much more in this incredibly helpful book. Nick Morio DDS MS says “This book should be called: ‘What They Didn’t Teach You in Dental School’ and that it is a must-have for the dentist-turned business owner.

 

Now usually for books of this nature, you can expect to spend a pretty penny given all the information you are going to receive. What makes Making The Right Impression so great is that you get the book with all this useful knowledge completely free of charge. This means you will have the opportunity to dive in the mind of the leader of dental planning and design and it will not even cost you a dime. So if you are looking to take that leap and find ways to grow your dental business, head over to makingtherightimpression.com and sign up for your free copy today!

 

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Jason Drewelow is the General Manager with Primus Dental Design & Construction, a planning, design and construction firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that specializes in dental and medical office facilities.  After being with Primus Construction for seven years as a Marketing Manager and Vice President of Sales, Jason decided that it would benefit the company to have a specific focus on dental construction and he quickly developed in his current role – working with doctors on the strategic planning process to help them find what makes the most sense for their individual practice.  Mr. Drewelow’s background  in real estate development and pre-construction services has benefitted Primus and has brought about nearly 50 construction projects to the region over the last four years.

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