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Know Your Timing

Of course you know how to tell time … I sure hope you learned it a long time ago when you were just a bitty thing.  I was NEVER a bitty thing (nearly ten pounds at birth and six feet tall since the 8th grade), but that’s another story.

I’m not talking about knowing about timing or knowing what time is.

I’m talking about knowing YOUR timing.

Knowing how your body and mind work and knowing when they work best.

I’m a morning person.  Always have been.  Always will be.  I’m up every morning before 6 (usually around 5:30), including the weekends.  I’m kind of like the Marines in that I get more done before 10 a.m. than most people do all day.  I’m not like the Marines in pretty much every other area.

I used to make lists of all the things I wanted to get done in the evenings after work.  Then I would go to work.  Get a lot of shit done at work.  Be exhausted after work and go home and do nothing other than watch TV, MAYBE do some laundry, and end up mad at myself for not getting the list done.

THEN IT HIT ME (not literally).

I’m a morning person.  Heck … I’m usually in bed before nine.

My personal timing doesn’t work well with evening stuff.  I get stuff done in the morning.

This realization changed everything about how I did things.  Now I enjoy my evenings and make lists of a few things I want to get done before I even leave the house in the mornings.  Now I don’t dread going home to “get stuff done” in the evenings, because I know I already did it so I can just relax and binge watch Guy’s Grocery Games or Chopped.

Do you Know Your Timing?  Are you working with it or fighting against it?  Think about when you’re trying to get things done, is it the time of day when your mind is clear and you have energy?  Or are you a night owl trying to complete tasks in the morning?  Or a morning person saving projects for the afternoon when you hit your blah time?

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