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2, 10, 5, 7


Three PM is the most awkward's too late or too early to do anything.  We've all been against time to get something finished or reluctantly putting off something we don't have time to start.  Uhh!

Yet we know time is like having to spend all your money every day, it's a precious commodity, we must spend it wisely.  We also know failing to plan is planning to fail.

Here's a sample plan to spend your time "money" wisely every day!

*2 hours in the AM

Do something productive that adds value to the start of your day; read, write, exercise, make the bed!

*10 hours working

This is the most flexible allotment of time during your day; try to avoid the Don Quixote syndrome of riding off in too many directions that you fail to make progress on what's important now.

*5 hours relationship time

Solid relationships have been shown to be a key to happiness over our lifetime.

*7 hours of sleep

Rejuvenation  & repair only happens with consistent sleep patterns; whatever your time needs are here it should not be normally negotiable.

The structure of a routine helps with focus, productivity, effectiveness & overall wellbeing.

We can't get better in the past, it's gone.

We can't get better in the future, it only exists in our mind.

We can only get better in the present...with a plan!

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