We’ve been conditioned to start our day with the Internet on. That typically means we check email first and then go into our social networks for further communication updates.
You don’t need the Internet to start your day. In fact, starting your day with that premise leads to a spiral of distraction; there’s greater propensity to seek entertainment rather than do work.
What you need is to simply focus on your future, present, and past so you can prioritize your work, evaluate recent mistakes and successes, and envision what actions you need to take today to get you a step closer to fulfillment. This brainstorm can be done in still thought, preferably, or in spending 5 minutes to write it all down.
You’re one click away from procrastination, even more challenging with an Internet connected device in your pocket. Our biggest challenge today is resisting the temptation of the Internet and planning and executing to the best of our ability.