Importance: There are observed differences in the daily routines of people who are considered successful compared to those who may be described as average. It is essential that you define what you'll do, develop the regularity and habit, and then follow it - if you want to be maximally successful with the least amount of effort.
Careful of Parkinson's Time Disease: The amount of time spent on something expands to fill the amount of time available. If there is no allotment for a specific item, it probably won't happen or will be inserted at the last moment and be stressful.
What daily schedule would serve me to live the life I want to live and to be the person I want to be now?
6-7 Wake Up, Exercise, Eat
6 - Wake up (wake when my body tells me it’s rested),express appreciation for this day, stretch like a cat, lie there thinking (write notes on bedside notebook)
6:05 - Arise, bathroom, at least 2 glasses of water, fill 32+ oz. mug and a 32 oz + water bottle for desk.
6:10 Exercise (burns up fat instead of food, increase metabolism and mood for the day) (Have a machine at home to make it easier!
6:45 Eat breakfast (No sugar, no white products, high protein and dense carbs for smooth blood sugar); brush/floss/scrapetongue
7-8 Golden Hour
7:00 Golden/"Sacred" hour: Grounding/reading (self mastery, personal development), journaling (include blessings), inspirational books, review goals and plans, think, visualization (what I want to happen this day), Music, review what inspires and excites me.
8:00 20 minutes Plan/Schedule in the vital, then add the rest, unless done at the end of the day yesterday.
8:20 Pause for 10 minutes or stretch or ...
WORK TIME: 8:30 to 6:00 pm
8:30 -10:30: Only High Payoff Items! (EAT FROGS) Work Start work 'eating the biggest frog...' (ugliest, hardest task) - Small break, small snack (150 cals)
10:30-12:00: Various work. Do what is on schedule
12 - Lunch, sit in sun, read
12:30-4:00 Work (Incl. small snack at 3
4 REFRESH, REJUVENATE. Nap if need more energy for evening, have
no wiped out, low energy, or drifting evenings,
5:30 Wrap up work day with organizing a clean desk, all put away, eat
the rest of the frogs (if any)...
6 - Evening meal (No eating after 3 hours before sleep)
6:15 - 7 Get in touch with world, Check the news through carefully
selected sources, blogs, feeds
7 FOCUSED READING/LEARNING - What do I want to learn?
(Alternative evening: Of conversation, concert, theater...)
10 Sleep (bedtime notebook by bed) (Small flashlight)
HOURLY BREAKS - Required, not wait more than 1 1/2 hours, for sure:
Push-ups or stretching every hour or so
Deep breathing and relaxation...
Holy hours inviolable, no distractions or diverting: 6 am to 6 pm.
Always have a balanced life. (Family time committed in evening)
Always returning to relaxed, deep breathing, non-pushing (Check, notice, relax; use Pause to return to homeostasis)
Plan the night before or when fresh, but before start the day!
PRACTICES to do also:
Listen to audios
Stop tv, stop buying any junk at all (spend more time contributing)
Of possible interest (for your designing your routine)
Daily Routines - How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days.
DAYS OF THE WEEK
Saturday - 7 pm Relax at M's, meal, various entertainment (day is as above otherwise)
Leisurely morning, watch Zakaria, walk
Bookstore - Peruse books, snack
Monday - Transition Day
Leisurely morning til 10
Take a walk
Back to my house
Do normal schedule, just truncating it to start around 10
Alternate rotating of days: Prep days, free days, focus/production days (use Theme Days strategy!!!!)
POSTED: (Where I post these so I can refer to them)
In my Reminders Notebook or
In my Operating Notebook (or equivalent)