1. The first key to mastering your day is Power Work.
2. Find out what time of day you are most productive and block off this time to do your most important and creative work.
Now that you’ve learned how to master your morning, here is the first key to mastering your day.
Key 1: Power Work
Another way to create the optimal workday is to do the bulk (if not all) of your work during the hours of the day when you are at your best. This is different for everyone. Some people like to dive in right after their morning routine and bang out several productive hours of work before lunch. Others like to ease into their days and really dig in later in the afternoon. Some people are night owls.
Once you figure out what works for you, control that time. It is a time each day you will invest in your life’s most important work. It is your “Power Work” time.
During this time, you will not engage in anything that is not mission critical. You will turn off your phone and close all irrelevant windows on your computer. You will completely block out anything and everything that could possibly take your attention away from the task at hand. You will not do anything administrative, clerical, or non-pressing. Such activities require less mental investment and should be saved for hours outside of Power Work.
If you’re not sure what will work for you, analyze your patterns. Take a day, break it out by hour, and think about when you typically feel at your best.
Power Work is very individualized. By identifying the times of day when you feel best, you can get much more done in much less time, and you’re going to have the highest level of energy for the things most important to you.
Today’s New Habit: Determine your “Power Work” time
Before you can block off time to Power Work, you need to determine when that time should be. What time of day are you most productive?
For the next week, analyze your work habits. At the end of each day, track when you felt your best and accomplished your most important tasks. Once you’ve determined when you’re most productive, you can start to carve out time in your day to Power Work.
Keep up the good work!
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