I was having lunch with some friends today 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:
Now, head off for the rest of your day or night knowing that you’ve honoured that energetic time of day!
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!
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