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How to get an extra hour a day.
December 02, 2009

Hello and welcome to this week's quick time management tip. How to get an extra hour a day.

It will take you about 42 seconds to read this email. Here is your time creation tip for this week.

Time Management Tip

Get an extra hour in your day.

Most people I meet complain about not having enough time. So here is a really simple and relatively easy way to give yourself an extra hour in your day.

Get up an hour earlier.

Almost everyone I talk to tells me that they think more clearly and are much more productive in the morning. Even those that love social activities at night agree they are more effective in the morning than late at night.

My observations suggest that people can happily socialize or watch TV in the evening, but they struggle to be effective at work, to be creative or to develop impressive strategic plans. I have also noticed that many people say they will exercise after work, but they get interrupted or sidetracked and they stay at work.

Use your "extra hour" to do something that is highly important, but you currently can't find the time to do it. You could do some creative or strategic work. You could do some exercise. You could even work from home one day a week and then take your kids to school.

The BENEFIT of getting up an hour earlier is that you have an extra hour when you are most effective and creative. An important strategic or creative activity that takes an hour in the morning takes 3 or 4 hours in the evening (and probably is still not as good).

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Have a brilliant day.


Michael Erwin

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