Author Elizabeth Gilbert on time management:
“If you’ve reached a certain age then you know what works for you. You should know by this point in your life what time of day you’re 'good' — like what time of day is your brain at its best. Because the reality is we all get, maybe, two good hours a day where we actually feel awake and alert.
"And the big, important question is: Who currently gets that time from you. The best time from your brain every day—who or what currently gets that? And would you be willing to take it back so that it’s yours and then give the world the 'second-rate' version of you (which is the other 22 hours of the day)…"
This was a clip from JamesClear.com. I couldn't find the link back to where he got it but you can find Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) at https://armchairexpertpod.com/.
As I've mentioned before, I am an avid audiobook listener. I have Overdrive on my old phone. I can access my library through Overdrive and listen to and place on hold any book that interests me for free. I could also ebook it but I haven't gotten to that yet.
So back to the article. I remember when I worked. The starting time was usually 8 to 8:30. Like the song, I would stumble to my desk and grab that cup of coffee before my brain kicked in (Working 9 to 5). While I was drinking coffee, I would read my emails from the boss - as emails from him were either information to know or tasks to perform. With that information in hand, I would review the work for the day and separate it into groupings and by 10:00 I was at peak performance. I can still remember that feeling of being ready and really hitting it. Such good memories.
My daughter sent me a picture of her cubicle from her new law office and it made me so nostalgic - but not nostalgic enough to go back to work. Hahaha.
And just a little humor to close.
More later ...