There are days when back-to-back meetings are necessary, but this momentum doesn't have long-term viability.
Block out larger chunks of time for accomplishing bigger projects to immerse in the work without the pressure of a tight time window.
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When facing a goal, do you tend to get into a high-drive gear and try to remain there 24/7? Do you operate at a low-drive level most of the time, often having to scurry to the finish line at the last minute?
Based on your tendency, you can proceed in one of the 3 ways:
In Greg McKeown’s book Effortless , he suggests the idea of making concrete boundaries for both how little and how much you will do in a given day on your important priorities.
For instance, for hitting sales numbers, you may determine to never make fewer than five sales calls in a day and never more than 10 sales calls in a day.
How long should you sleep?
The actual amount of time depends on your body’s needs, but your goal is to wake up feeling refreshed. While you’re sleeping, your body is doing the essential maintenance required.
Your cells are repairing, your brain is processing information and your sympathetic nervous system is relaxing.
When you shortchange your sleep, you shortchange yourself.
If you enjoy waking up early, try adjusting your schedule to go to bed earlier.
If you want to stay up late, start allowing yourself to sleep in.
Start your day by doing some exercises. You don't have to do a full workout. You can do yoga, take a walk outside, do some pushups or squats, or anything that gets your blood flowing and heart pumping.
Feeling energized has to be generated. Exercising, no matter how short, is one of the best ways to generate it.