THE MODEL DAY
FOR HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
(Write out yours. You'll insert other smaller blocks perhaps, but you'll maintain the major time block strategy!)
6 Golden time Includes 30 minutes of exercise, personal filling up 7:30 Time Block 1 Only highest impact items 9:00 Time Block 2 Only highest impact items 10:30 Time Block 3 12 Eat, break Do not go "out" for lunch 12:30 Time Block 4 2:00 Time Block 5
3:30 Nap, refresher No longer than 20 minutes.
4:00 Time Block 6 5:30 Flexible 9:30 Wind down See below 10:00 8 hours of sleep Know why this is necessary.
I would suggest considering what many of the most successful people do: start at 5 am.
The 2 time blocks right after grounding, fueling, and exercising are non-negotiable - as you will not be even close to likely to be highly productive for the day if you don't do them!
Detail For Various Blocks:
Golden time (can be up to 3 hours, though):
Get up, stretch so there are no sore muscles or toxins sitting inside from the night
Drink at least two glasses of water (to recover from the dehydration while sleeping)
Exercise 30 minutes
Planning the day, specify what do every hour or block of time
Reading of a progressive and/or inspiring nature
Build in selected items (such as in the The Power Of Grounding Oneself - Daily.)
Prep for bed at least a half hour before bedtime
Lay out all items needed for the morning ahead of time
Hot bath (provides for "cool down" process that evokes sleep), perhaps reading a
Flex time will, of course, vary but could include some of the following:
Family time, social time, relaxing meal
Not a time to "numb out", as there are many useful hours left.
Deep relaxation for a short period
Reading for 1/2 hour (or best in 1 1/2 hour sessions, even if only do one out of
A learning project (though much more progress can be made in a bigger block of
time, like on a weekend day) - This can also be inserted into the "golden time" in
While the 10 minute break is a necessary and scheduled in item, one of the key tactics for returning to a higher functioning homeostatic balance and to higher energy is to use the (approximate) 1 minute break. In that you can have "mini-naps", deep breathing, stretching, 100 larger muscle leg lifts, stretches, water, whatever you feel like you need. This very short, random breaks are highly beneficial. It takes awhile to develop this habit to stop every chance you get for the one-minute break - and its benefits will be much, much greater than you might realize as it returns you to greater balance, which will lower the "friction" in our bodies and energy systems so that we function better and don't wear out as soon. I also have a "mindful clock gong" go off every hour, as a trigger to breath or do some type of useful break.