Middle school had the right idea — successful people need a “home room” period to gather their thoughts and connect with others. While it may have become a habit to immediately check your email upon arriving at work, Fast Company suggests holding off for the first 30 minutes to an hour.
Instead, make it a goal to tackle one task, especially if it’s something you would otherwise be inclined to put off. Alternatively, they also recommend devoting the first hour of your day to face-to-face interaction, whether it be with mentors or less familiar coworkers. Read about these habits and more, along with their benefits, here.