- Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.
I am a morning person so this quote really inspires me. Any extra time I can take in the morning really can sustain me throughout the day. Although I typically get straight to work in the morning because I know this is my time of the most mental clarity and creativity. I also try to do a few things in the morning to set my day up for success.
Around 2 o’clock I tend to lose my focus and can greatly benefit from a break or change my focus to tasks that require less focus and energy. I then tend to refocus and plug away for a few more focused and productive hours later in the afternoon and into evening.
Knowing my energy pattterns allows me to plan my work and play during the hours that most benefit me and those I am working for. Morning hours working on my blog, my corporate job, or in the garden best utilize my mental clarity and creativity. Afternoons spend with my daughter or a friend for coffee, a movie, a workout, or a pedicure recharge me when I need a break.
When I am using my energy patterns to the best of my ability I am getting the most out of myself, I am more engaged, and I am happier with the flow of my day.
Today’s Simple Smile Igniter:
Briefly analyze your daily activities, your commitments, and your energy patterns. Are you matching your energy level to the tasks at hand or are you forcing yourself into someone else’s energy patterns? Match your tasks to your energy patterns and identify where you could make some minor changes to maximize your efforts. Aligning your activities with your energy patterns will maximize your days.