Keeping oneself motivated throughout a working day can be quite a challenge. There are deadlines approaching, meetings to attend and resources to manage. So what would be the best way to handle a tough working day?

For me, I prefer to do the hard and boring things first thing in the morning. Sure, it doesn’t help establish a good early morning working mood. However as the day progresses, I will do the more interesting and enjoyable tasks.

My reason for sticking with this method is simple, I simply want to be in the most positive mood when I log off from work. This is probably the most important time in my working day.

Why? Because this is the time that I go back home and get together with my family. I don’twant to give them a grouchy first impression just because I had a hard time at work. By doing the tasks I enjoy most at the end of the day, I’m less likely to be in a bad mood.

Starting a working day doing the more challenging tasks also has its benefits. You are most fresh and raring to go within the first three hours of work. Your mind is clearer and thus more able to multi-task.

What about you? How do you tackle your working day? I’m all ears for new tips!

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