Do you have a “best time of day” like I do?
I was having lunch with some friends recently and we got to talking about when we head to bed. Not surprisingly, we were all different – one woman goes to bed when her kids do – she is a mess otherwise – but then is up at dawn – ready to go for the day. The second prefers to get up later but has lots of focus into the evening; and me, I can do a bit of both – but if I burn the candle at both ends, I end up wishing I hadn’t!
It was interesting, because all of us seemed to envy the person who had a different way of being. Why is that? What is it about us humans that the grass is often greener on the other side?
Not sure, but I want to acknowledge that the best way of being is the one that works for you. So, consider you in your life right now, and answer these questions:
When am I most full of energy?
When do I do my best stuff (work, parenting, creativity, etc.)?
Once you know the answers, try this:
1. Make a plan to set aside some time for YOU tomorrow, in that energetic time of day (it doesn’t have to be long – 15 minutes will do).
2. Do something that you’ve been waiting to have enough energy for – writing that tough email, cleaning out that drawer, or really playing with your kids.
3. Once you’re done, head off for the rest of your day or night knowing that you’ve honoured that energetic time of day!
Once you give this a try, let me know what you find out about your own personal energetic time of day in the comments below!
PS. I recently learned from Craig Ballantyne, Author of “The Perfect Day Formula” that if you set aside ONLY 15 minutes each day to focus on the #1 priority in your life, after a year you will have spent 72 hours on that activity! Wow! Imagine what you could accomplish in 72 hours!