Preparation Phase Research
Welcome to the HPR research library, where we are in the process of compiling peer-reviewed research studies and articles supporting the ‘Preparation’ phase of our High Performance Routine.
Select another of the stages below to find relevant research papers, articles and tips.
“By failing to prepare,
you are preparing to fail”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Exercise improves your attention and comprehension abilities.
Disrupting your morning routine leads to higher levels of depletion and reduced calmness and work engagement.
Studies show that your morning mood can stay with you throughout the day.
A person who turns up to work in a “good” mood, can be more than 10% more productive throughout their work day than those in a “bad” mood.
Meditation changes the way the brain works.
This research found that even small doses of daily meditation can improve focus and performance.
Research findings show evidence for a positive effect of business planning on business performance, both for strategic planning and for individual level self-management strategies.
The findings of this study determine a positive relationship between business planning and performance.
By creating and sticking to a routine, cognitive resources aren’t wasted on small decisions, etc
Planning helps free up cognitive resources, which in turn helps identify priorities.
Planning tends to up the chance of business success by between 10% and 20%.
Plans help generate agreement, surface assumptions, ensure things aren’t missed, and highlight potential dangers.
“ Pre-performance routines condition the mind to react well to pressure ,” explains Martin Turner, Sports Psychologist.
Olympic Gold medal winner Mo Farah, for example, listens to music, sleeps, drinks coffee, and then gets himself psyched up for the race prior to his performances. This routine helps him to stay in control of his mental state.
The way you spend your time right before a big performance will influence your chance of success.
Many of us go through periods when we have to work intense and long hours and get very little time for rest. While this kind of overwork is not ideal, there are undoubtedly situations in which it becomes a necessity or makes sense. Here are some practical tips for surviving and thriving.
This article talks about how to get through an extremely busy time at work.
According to a study the average office worker in the U.K. is productive for just two hours and 53 minutes.
How you start your day sets the tone for everything else – here are 3 ways to prepare your brain your brain and body for a busy day.
Mornings can feel tough…there are lots of things you can do to keep yourself energised, but you might find these tips helpful if you need to hype yourself up for a busy day….