What if I were to tell you that doing just one thing could boost your productivity tenfold?
If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, what would happen?
You could spend that hour doing whatever you wanted to, as long as it was self-focused and involved activities that are meant to engage your brain.
That’s all it takes to improve your overall physical and mental well-being, to skyrocket your productivity, motivation, to boost your mood.
Each day’s hour can also be different. It should just be working toward becoming a more thoughtful, livelier, and more positive person.
The following are key themes of how you can spend that time to yield the best results.
Prepare, organize, schedule
One hour is four percent of your day. You can spent it on organizing the other 96%. Or the rest of the week.
This habit, by itself, can yield tremendous benefits. You will get each day or week off to a better start when you’re prepared for what’s coming. Instead of running from one thing to the next with your mind in a whirlwind, you’ll know what to do and when to do it. Instead of trying to figure out what happens next in the brief periods of time between activities, you can calmly move to the next.
That will lead to heightened levels of presence in each activity and, consequently, higher output.
Plus, having an idea of what’s coming will mentally orient your days. Knowing in the morning that you have a full day but will have to file your taxes when you get home makes that task much easier than getting home tired and suddenly remembering.