Tuesday's Tip to bENCOURAGEd...
One more walk around the inside of the house before going to bed. Locking the doors; checking on the kids; picking up a few items off of the floor; placing a few more dishes in the dishwasher; calling the dog into the bedroom - as you make your way to the bathroom. Then the ritual begins of washing your face and brushing your teeth. You peak into the closet to contemplate what you will wear in the morning - settling on a choice. Maybe you lay or hang your clothes out - hoping to make your morning more productive. As you crawl into bed the TV, radio, computer, or phone begin to entertain you. The minutes tick by until you realize your desired future of eight hours of rest has turned into, at best, a six hour nap. You force close your device as your eyes close, hoping to drift off to sleep - but your racing mind keeps you up half the night. For you, "going to bed" was merely a change of geography instead of a refreshing activity.
Does this sound familiar? Often times this is how we end our days - which only sets us up for a less productive next day.
What if I was to tell you that your last few minutes could be some of your most productive minutes?
I am a firm believer in a phrase I call - "Make Your All Small". This means that when you are productive in little segments they will add up to productive days, weeks, months, and years. It is in these little moments that we can maximize our productivity.
One of the ways to maximize our productivity at night is to gain knowledge.
WHAT? Gain knowledge at night right before I go to bed? YES! But do not think about it as studying for a test or reading a dissertation - think about it as learning a few key principles that you can apply towards your next day's productivity.
What if I was to tell you that you do not have to learn something new every night in order to gain knowledge?
Most nights you can simple read over a principle that you already learned - a principle that if it gained discipline in your life your habits would change and over time you would develop and increase productivity.
Watch this quick video tip I call "Repeat the Read" - 4 Know Hows to Knowledge to help you
be Inspired, be Productive, be Fulfilled-