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8 Things Successful People Do During the First Hour of the Work Day

The first hour of your work day is one of the most critical times. You can either set yourself up for a day of success or for confusion and failure. If you want to stay on top of your game, it’s important to make sure your day starts right. If you don’t start off on the right foot, your day could become unnecessarily chaotic.

Do you want to end your day like a superstar? Here are eight things successful people do during the first hour of the work day.

1. They delay checking email

Smart phone with new message

Smart phone with new message Starting work from the get-go could add extra stress. | iStock.com/CarmenMurillo

You might reason if you check just one email first thing in the morning, it should be fine. However, one email usually turns into five. And who can check email without eventually responding to one or two of them? Before you know it, you’re spending half the morning responding to messages and getting stressed out before your day has barely begun. It’s not the best way to start your day. For example, Tumblr founder David Karp told Inc. magazine he doesn’t peek at his inbox until roughly 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. during the work week.

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