When I was young, my most productive time was night time. For some reason my focus became best better during the night time. As I got older, the first few hours of my day were my most productive time – and they still are. I can sit down and bang things out without a lot of problems. My second highest productive time is between the hours of 3pm to 5pm. For some reason, I’m able to focus and stay motivated during those hours too.
The problem is that until I watched the following video by Robin Sharma, I didn’t use my most productive time for what matters most. I would just do the first thing on my to-do list.
But, after thinking about what he says in this video, it became apparent that I needed to move what matters most into those time slots where I am always most productive.
In the beginning of the video, he talks about spending the first 90 minutes of the next 90 days on your most important task that will move the needle in your life.
For me, the first 90 minutes of my day are spent on my morning routine that sets me up for productivity throughout my day. However, the first few hours after that, when my motivation and determination is high, is spent doing the most important tasks of the day.
I have found that it’s most important to do what works for you. Take any tip you get and tweak it to work in your own life.
He also talks about developing bubbles of total focus during key times in your week. Eliminating distractions is a tip coming up in this list of productivity tips, but it really applies to this tip of spending your most productive time doing what matters most.
If you know that you are productive between the hours of 8-10, then do what you need to do to get rid of eliminations during that time. You don’t want to be bothered when you are most productive.
Think of it this way – your productivity matters more to your overall quality of life than that phone call or notification on your phone. It should be at the top of your list.
By the way, if you like Robin Sharma, he has a 66-day challenge on Mindvalley focused on performance enhancement that you may be interested in called Hero, Genius, Legend.