When you schedule your day, plan for a powerful morning. A good start makes the day flow better.


We have at least three energy cycles in a day: in the morning, the afternoon and the evening. For most of us,

the strongest is in the morning. The next strongest is in the afternoon and the weakest is in the evening.


Instead of spending the first hour or two checking emails and talking to colleagues, reduce it to 15 to 30 minutes.

Then get on with the important tasks.


To take control of your day, you must:


- Change your thought process. You have more control than you think, but you must take action and

  negotiate your way through the day.

- Be more patient. Slow down instead of running around in circles!

- Acquire self-discipline. Without it you will jump from task to task and wonder at the end of the day where

  the day has gone. Multi-tasking is not always efficient and often means that time manages you!

- Train others to be more efficient. Your co-workers can make life difficult. Teach them to manage their

  time too! Lead by example.


Start your day earlier and leave on time. That's smarter than starting on time and leaving late. You can accomplish

much more before others arrive. And your family notices if you come home late more than if you leave early!


Source: Getting organized at work, Ken Zeigler