Time management is a huge part of who we are at Infinity Concepts. Whether you are an executive director for a nonprofit, a ministry leader, or a mom, excellent time management is one of the most important skills to have. So, how do you get better time management skills?
Your morning routine is key to success.
The first three hours of your day are the most important. Yes, you read that correctly. Those first three hours are where the magic lies! Ask yourself these questions. Do you have a strict morning routine? If so, are you leveraging your morning routine to its fullest? Or are you letting bad practices sneak in?
Whether you consider yourself to be a morning person or not, morning is when we are at our greatest. Willpower is the highest in the morning, and your brain is at its best. Having a planned and predictable morning routine calms you and sets you up for the day.
How do you start?
Prepare the night before. Don’t make your morning routine negotiable. What are your most crucial priorities for the morning? Write them down at night, so in the morning you already know what you must do. The hardest part about doing anything is simply starting.
Quality sleep. This is simple, get a good night’s sleep. We are all mentally tired after a long day, but go to bed physically tired, and you will sleep like a baby. Try working out before bed so you are physically tired when you are ready for sleep. Turn off your computers, tablets, cell phones.
Jumpstart your day. It does not matter what your morning routine is, it matters that you have one! What works for you? Make sure it is something you can do every day, consistently. Whether you use some of those valuable three morning hours to work out, read a devotional, pray, read, listen to a success mentor, journal, or drink coffee, have a routine, and do not let the rest of the world in your mornings!
Start with your most important priority for the day, and get it done first thing in the morning. Turn off the interruptions, do not check your email, start a load of laundry, check your social media, or turn on the news. Start and stay in the zone until your task is completed! A good rule of thumb is to get one major project done in the first hour of your workday.
Think about it, if you get up at 5 a.m. (yes, I know that is hard, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes), you could potentially have your most daunting task done before most people are eating breakfast!
The way you start your day is the way you will end.
We all know the saying, “Time is very precious.” In Psalm 90:12, Moses prayed this prayer, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
To live well is to respect the time we are given. No matter your profession, how we start our day is a key to our productivity throughout the day and living the best life God intends for us.
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