"Eat Your Frogs for Breakfast":
Why do the toughest, hardest list-item 1st in your day?
Dr. Brynn's Brain-Based Productivity Boosters
Mark Twain once said: "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.....
...If it is your job to eat a frog, it is best to do it first thing in the morning. If your job is to eat two frogs, it is best to eat the biggest one first."
Mark Twain was ahead of his time: brainscience shows us that getting the hardest thing on your task-list done first in your day, when your energy is the highest, surges of dopamine and serotonin (action & 'job well done' neuro-hormones, respectively) increase your productivity and motivation throughout the rest of your day. In fact, research shows, you'll get MORE done if you start with the toughest, hardest thing first, because this method also engages the 'contrast principle' - everything else in your day feels that much easier to tackle in comparison.
So, if you want to be more productive and motivated this week, don't start with email or other menial tasks in the morning: go straight for the 'biggest frog' and the rest of your day shall surely be more productive!
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