One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received is this: do five things, every day, before noon, that you don't want to do.
Often I try to do five things before I even head out the door for work. Sometimes the list looks like little more than this:
1. get out of bed
2. make my bed
3. put the dishes away
4. send one or two quick emails
5. wipe down the bathroom sink
OH, THE GLAMOR!
But I think there is something really powerful about checking off some small, actionable things, right at the start of the day. Small things give way to big things and the feeling tends to snowball. And frankly, there are few things as thrilling as knowing I was super productive with my day (I may need to get out more).
So my question is, what are your five things?
And what advice have you been given that has stuck or proved helpful?
(the comments section is open)