3 things morning

Morning Magic: Kickstart Your Day with Your Top 3 Tasks

Ever felt like you’re running a marathon with your to-do list and still not crossing the finish line? Let’s talk about a technique that might just be the game-changer you need. Start your day with your top three tasks. Think of it as your personal power-up session.

Imagine this: you wake up, and instead of being ambushed by a barrage of tasks, you zero in on three that, if completed, would make you feel like a productivity wizard. These aren’t just any tasks; they’re your tickets to a sense of accomplishment and a clearer mind for the rest of the day.

Why three? It’s the sweet spot. Enough to challenge you but not so many that you’re overwhelmed before you’ve had your first sip of coffee. This method turns productivity into a rewarding game. It’s like setting yourself up for a hat-trick every morning.

Choose your three by asking:

  1. Urgency: Of all the urgent things in my life, what would provide the greatest sense of relief to get done?
  2. Satisfaction: At the end of the day, what would give me the most satisfaction?
  3. Joy: When I reflect on my day, what experience would give me the most joy?

Block out 20 to 40 minutes for each of your top three choices to begin your day. Once you have spent up to 40 minutes on your #1 choice, celebrate by acknowledging what you have achieved and decide whether you will continue or switch to your #2 choice.

Celebrate again after you have spent time on or completed choices #2 and #3.

This technique isn’t just about doing; it’s about doing what matters. It’s about teaching yourself to prioritize and focus in an age of constant distraction. And the beauty of it? You create a ripple effect of productivity and positivity that carries you through the rest of the day.

So, why not give it a shot? Transform your mornings from overwhelming to productive control. Remember, it’s not about filling every minute of your day with work; it’s about making the minutes count. Here’s to making your mornings magical, one task at a time.

Insights from Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky. Crown Currency 2018

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