In This Issue: Keystone Surface Mount Box, White, Spring Shutter, 1 Port | Productivity: 10 Tips for a Successful Day, Every Day | News to Start Your Day
Happy Friday! Who’s looking forward to the weekend? We’d love to hear what your weekend plans are! We hope you find some time to take some deep breaths, relax, and enjoy some time with the ones you love.
The CK Daily – Thank you!
Happy Friday folks! As I sit here and write this post, I’m thankful for each of you who take the time to read this each and every day. Over the course of this week, we have heard from a few of you about the positive impact the CK Daily has had on you. This has been very encouraging for each of us here at CK!
One of our core values is to “make it about relationship.” Publishing the CK Daily every day is one way that we accomplish this. We share our stories as a way to peel back the curtain at CK and let you all see inside our lives.
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Product Spotlights & Updates:
Friday is here and while it’s small, this last Deal of the Week is mighty! Our Keystone Surface Mount Box, White, Sprint Shutter, 1 Port, KEYSB-1-WH provides you with the easiest way to install a network outlet & is perfect for office cubicles or business network installations!
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Productivity: 10 Tips for a Successful Day, Every Day – Sprout New Media
Productivity often comes in waves, with days or weeks of focus and progress, but then there are the times when no matter what you do, you feel stuck. You can change this pattern, by setting yourself up for success.
Want to have a more productive, focused day, consistently? Try these tried-and-true tips.
1. Prepare for your day the night before.
Pull together your workout gear, work clothes, shoes, lunch, books, packages to mail, etc. before you go to bed. Pack your bags as much as you can and program the coffeemaker to turn on when you get up. When you get everything ready to go for the next day before you go to bed, you’ll have a much calmer morning because you can get up and go.
2. Get enough sleep
It’s been proven that people who don’t get enough sleep suffer from health problems, lack of focus, irritability, and mid-day slumps. The ideal amount of sleep is 7-8 hours, but it varies for everyone. Still, it’s not recommended to go with less than 6 hours for more than a day or two. So don’t stay up late, turn off the electronics an hour before bed to calm your brain, and make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet.
3. Move your body when you get up
Exercise is a fantastic way to start the day. You start off in a place of power, your blood is flowing, and you feel unstoppable. An added bonus is that once you’re done, you’ve already checked something off your to-do list. Nothing like starting the day with a celebration!
4. Practice Mindfulness
Meditation can do wonders to put you in a calm frame of mind before you run off to work. When you establish a daily practice, you’ll find that you feel calmer, more focused, and more patient.
5. Eat breakfast before you jump into your work
After 8 or more hours without eating, your brain and your body need fuel. It’s tempting to jump into work with just a cup of coffee in your belly but caffeine alone isn’t enough. When you’re preparing for your day the night before, try whipping up some overnight oats, or put some protein powder in a shaker bottle, ready and waiting — just add water.
6. Eat frequently and drink lots of water throughout your day
Breakfast is important, but so is lunch, healthy snacks, and hydration.
7. Batch your time.
Time batching is an efficient way to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Think of it as productivity on steroids. Block out a few hours, turn off distractions, and let your productive self take over. Use this time to brainstorm, do some planning and creative problem solving, write, etc. Spend focused, uninterrupted time on your creative work and you’ll be amazed at what you can get done.
8. Be present and unplug.
This is perhaps the hardest thing to do, with mobile devices at our fingertips 24/7. Work demands will always be there, and if you always have your nose in your phone, you’re missing out on life. Give your friends and family your full attention. Look around you. Look up once in awhile. Real-life experiences and connections are better than any picture on Instagram.
9. Get organized and have time-saving systems
Having efficient systems for everything you do will save you time, energy, attention, and money.
10. Take breaks when you need them.
Whether you use something like the Pomodoro Technique, practice time blocking, or just follow your own energy rhythms, it’s important to take breaks throughout the day. Your brain needs a break, as does your body. Grab some water, step outside for a few minutes and get some fresh air. If getting outside isn’t an option, even a short walk down the hallway to get your blood moving and change your scenery can help a lot.
Want to read the full article from Sprout New Media? You can find it here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,383,419.
- The G-7 summit begins today. President Biden and other world leaders will discuss vaccine access, ransomware, climate change, and more.
- Microsoft is developing streaming devices that people will be able to plug into their TVs to use its Netflix-like cloud gaming service.
- JBS, the largest beef supplier in the world, paid the ransomware hackers who breached its computer networks about $11 million.
- Some early risers in the northern hemisphere may have been lucky enough to see a rare eclipsed sunrise known as the “ring of fire.” Skywatchers from New York to parts of Asia were able to see the ring-shaped or partial eclipse of the sun. The eclipse began in Ontario, Canada at sunrise and ended in southeastern Siberia. The “ring of fire” lasted for about an hour and 40 minutes and was only partially seen by people in the U.S.