As always you will be planning to make this year bigger and better than ever. 2020 is now set to be your most successful year yet and you are looking for opportunities to prove yourself in your career, push your body harder at the gym and intend to socialize with more people than ever.

This is all extremely positive and is something that we should all aspire to do. Truth be told though, it isn’t always as easy as it may seem and stresses both physically and mentally can have a detrimental effect on your performance.

Any person will naturally hit walls along the way, and the suggestions provided here are ideas that you could take on board to make your working day that little bit more tolerable. They will not apply to every reader, but some of the most successful people in the world have used some of these techniques to keep on top of the game.

1Stretch/Meditate As Soon As You Wake Up

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This is something that the vast majority of people reading will not do, but it can prove to be a game-changer in the way that you start your day, week and month. The first thought through many individual’s minds as they rise is to reach straight out for the coffee. Coffee can be a great kickstart to the day, but the effect of caffeine can often have an adverse effect in the hours to follow and leave the drinker longing for more.

This way the person partaking in a stretch and meditation is preparing their body both physically and mentally for the challenges that lay ahead. Instead of receiving the quick boost to get them out of the door, they are instead leaving a lasting impression on their entire being.

2Ensuring Your Transport Is A Sanctuary

Some people are not lucky enough to be able to commute to their place of work using their own mode of transport. Public transport, unfortunately, offers some unwanted and unchangeable annoyances. For these people, we recommend a book, both tangible or audio that will allow you to escape into your own world as you share your transport with dozens of others in the same boat, some louder and more obtuse than others.

If you do drive your own vehicle, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that you enjoy being in this place. Over the course of the year, 1000’s of people spend an accumulation of DAYS sat in their cars commuting to and from work. For this reason alone it is essential that this place is one that you enjoy being. How would you go about this? We recommend keeping the car as clean as possible, to give you that ‘new car feeling’ every time that you take a seat.

Customizing the vehicle to make it truly yours is another great method to make time in the car feel a little more special and well spent. 1,000,000’s of number plates are sold every year to those looking to create a personal touch and connection with their pride and joy.

The industry figures suggest that this is a much sought after product and goes some way to show that buying a product like this has a positive effect on a person’s relationship with their car. Number plates (check www.number1plates.com for more information) don’t always have to be expensive either, with replacements plates starting as low as £10, almost anyone can get in on the act.

3Planning and Achieving

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This is a cliche to some, but an essential for all successful people out there. Both short and long term goal setting is an age-old method of self-motivation and being able to give oneself satisfaction of a job well done.

In the evening, or first thing in the morning (post stretch of course) you should map out what you plan to do the following day. This could be a selection of small undertakings that you need to complete or the final stages of a major project that you and your team have been working on.

Whatever the goals are, plan them out in an achievable fashion and work hard throughout the day to take them down one by one. Once completed, you will be able to leave the workplace happy in the fact that you have mastered what you set out to achieve that day. A successful working day had on all counts.

4Don’t Say Yes To Everything

Socializing, keeping fit and generally being busy can have a very positive effect on the mind. Alternatively, without the downtime and momentary relaxation, it is extremely easy to reach a stage of burnout and exhaustion. All good and thorough fitness regimes and work out plans account for rest days.

These days are for exactly that, rest, and not much else. These few hours can be the difference being the following day being successful, or not so. Remember that being proactive and hard-working brings success but like any great gadget or car, your mind and body need to be refueled before taking on the following bout.

5Interact Face-To-Face

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This may seem a little out of the ordinary as a form of improvement for your day, but it really works. The world we live in in 2020 is one where everything is built and manufactured for ease of use.

If you need to get in touch with your team about some important task they are only a click away. This is extremely efficient, but can take away the personable element to your work, and can often create more message-chains and conversation that is actually necessary.

In many cases, the easiest way to get two the bottom of a problem, disagreement or creative discussion is to head up the coming together in person. Rather than being able to guard yourself with the screen, you are able to express emotion and detail that you may otherwise lose.

Again, not all of these things will work for every single reader that comes across the post, but it is likely that most will benefit from some of the suggestions that we have made in this post. Why not give them a try? The likelihood is that they will certainly not make your day any worse.

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