The first five minutes of your workday are the key to how effective the rest of your day is. Specifically - use this time when you first arrive at your office to find focus and set the stage for the rest of your day. That might include scheduling blocks of project work time, thinking about key decisions you need to take, and/or organizing a priorities list for the day. This simple step sets you up to accomplish what you want and need to do - instead of reacting to what other people need (in the form of emails, calls and requests for your time). Use the first five minutes wisely to prioritize what is important for you.