Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed Affects Work
Get into a good mood to improve output
A new study of telephone customer service representatives shows just how important it is for employees to start the workday in a good mood. Employee mood has a clear impact on performance, including both how much work employees do and how well they do it.
Women More Likely To Wake Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed
Next time you call your husband out for being grumpy in the morning you may want to take a look in the mirror. CBS News reports about a Duke University study that suggests women are generally grumpier in the morning than men, especially when they haven’t gotten enough shut-eye.
The study also suggests women require a lot more sleep than men and show more signs of mental and physical distress when they aren’t clocking enough hours in bed. The recommended amount of sleep for the average adult is usually between 7 and 8 hours, but as a SheSpeaks poll finds more than 40% of women report getting only 6 hours on a week night.
First Things First: Starting Your Writing Day
Have you gotten up on the “wrong” side of the bed lately? If so, you know that how you wake up in the morning can set the tone for your entire day. Do you awaken to an alarm clock, jump out of bed, and feel rushed all day long? Do you feel like the day’s to-do list will take a week to complete? Does your life feel like a succession of endless striving and doing? If so, slowing down your morning wake-up process can make a difference in your day. Waking up slowly and deliberately—bringing awareness to this time of day—can help you maintain your equilibrium, which will make you calmer, and also more productive. Here are a few suggestions for bringing awareness into your mornings and starting your day with consciousness attention, clarity, and joy:
What Is Your Best Tip for Getting the Day Off to a Good Start?
It’s not easy to begin your morning on the right foot when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. This month, Real Simple readers share the A.M. rituals that help them rise and shine.