Student, entrepreneur, worker, parent… We all seek self-satisfaction in our days, but how much effort do you put into feeling productive?
Are you the type of person who wakes up and has no idea what the rest of the day will bring you or are you the person who’s created a list of tasks to get done for the following day? Preparation is key to getting anything done, whether it be your overflowing pile of assignments school or work related, a daily jog, exercise, or working on a personal project of yours.
I was the type of person who would go with the flow (for the lack of better words) and instead of planning, I’d see what the world had waiting for me.
Don’t be this person.
This person often procrastinates and wastes an abundance of blessed time in which you could be doing so much more with your time and getting ahead in your life.
I’ve just started reading “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” and I’m savoring the pages of this short read, whilst devouring its ideas. Laura Vanderkam does an excellent job at providing very useful tips to having a productive morning, which essentially leads to a productive day, ultimately a productive life.
I kid you not.
In addition to her tips, she uses real successful people she has interviewed who lead “average” lives, own their own business, and so forth. Pulling on their experiences, she gives us a peak into their life and what they do to remain successful and maintain productivity.
I personally enjoy the morning hours before the sun peaks up. It’s one of the greatest times to seek God, reflection, and spend time with your thoughts. Waking up early, as Vanderkam tells us in her book, allows you to have time to yourself-before the rest of the world wakes up and your priorities may shift.
Pursuing my final year of study, I have learned the importance of time management. Of course, it is essential in getting things done, but it’s also important to value time for your own well being. Whether that is gaining spirituality, exercising, spending a little more time to meal prep for the day, or reading more about your career path.
Time is precious.
Although I am not yet finished Vanderkam’s great read, I highly suggest it if you need to spruce up your morning, and your days in general. If you’re looking to make a change, to get things done and put new life skills into practice.