I can’t put into words just how valuable this is…
How I get the most out each day, the most out of myself, and the most for Chiropractic, ChiroTrust, my family, and my friends.
At 58, I know what matters most to me, and I put a premium on the time I have left on this earth.
That is why I don’t want to waste a single minute.
To achieve what is important to me, I must control what I do, when I do it, and how I do it.
I love the mornings. That is why I wake up so early. When I wake up varies but rarely exceeds 4:30 am.
Today, I woke up around 3:30.
Working 12 – 14 hours a day, Monday-Thursday is the norm.
I’m not a work-a-holic. That only comes out to about 50-55 hours a week and doesn’t negatively impact anyone.
But I can get a lot done during those hours.
For me, how much I work isn’t as important and when I work.
Here’s what I’ve figured out…
For me, evenings aren’t that productive. Sure, I spend time with the family but during the week, Makiah has homework and a few evenings for private tutoring, basketball, and a few other school- and church-related activities.
It’s also a time when Taylor and Makiah enjoy their time together reading and hanging out.
I give them that time.
Friday- Sunday is reserved for focused family time.
Basically, I hate the evenings. It’s when I’m the most drained.
Each evening, I can’t wait for the following day.
So I don’t.
Between 7 pm and 10 pm, or between 8 pm and 11 pm, it would be safe to say that most people watch T.V., eat snacks, and basically chill out.
I take those waking hours and apply them to my morning.
This gives me 3-4 more productive hours per day.
So how do I make my evenings productive without working?
I go to bed!
Yep, I’m asleep.
It sounds simple, but simplicity is what I spend a lot of time trying to figure out for myself.
I get as much or more sleep than most.
I spend as much time or more time with my friends and family.
I’m confident that I get more done in a day then most people do in a week.
All because I go to bed early and wake up earlier.
It feels as though I’m getting 27 hours a day instead of 24.
It’s crazy simple and wildly effective.
I can’t recommend it enough.