Get Some Sleep

I just got off a call with a friend who is in business and does some online work, as well, and we talked about bottlenecks and decisions that need to be made to move ahead in life and ministry. He’s currently facing a bottleneck a lot of us face, especially as we get a little bit older, and that is time and energy. In fact as we get older, sometimes it’s actually the energy that becomes the bottleneck. 

I can recall when I started to sense the shift where there were days I would realize I had more time than energy. That set me down a course of seeking to understand energy through the day, how to moderate it and how to strengthen it. Of course, it led me to dealing with sleep issues, which is really what I want to address right now. 

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How to Start Your Day

Today’s post is an excerpt from a training I did on a “Recipe for an Epic Day”. Basically some principles and ideas on how to have a highly productive, satisfying day.

That training is part of the Pastor’s Productivity Pack which includes How to Plan Your Year, How to Plan Your Week, and Efficient Sermon Prep. And of course the Pastor’s Productivity Pack can also be found inside the Priority Pastor training system.

So here’re some ideas on how to start a great day. It starts with the day before and it starts with what you do before you ever go to work. Enjoy…

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What Makes a Good Day Off?

Have you had one of those days lately? You know one of those days that when it’s done it just feels so good? It feels like you did what you were supposed to do. You didn’t do anything you shouldn’t have done. It’s just completely satisfying and you can lay down on your pillow and just not obsess about anything from the day except just reflecting on what an outstanding day it was.

I had a lot of really good days lately; particularly last week. Last week I had some good days in my transitional role. I came home from the church and just said, “Man, that was an outstanding day.” I had a couple of good days on my online work. I carve out Mondays and Thursdays typically to do online work and they are outstanding. I had an outstanding day off as well.

And I think part of the reason I’m having so many really good days is because I’ve been getting ready to do a little module on how to have a great day. I’m not sure I’m calling it you know maybe my epic day pattern or formula or something like that.

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