Oppressive Urgency

If you feel an oppressive sense of urgency all the time, like you aren’t getting things done, let me make a suggestion.

Rather than rushing and hurrying and trying to force your day to yield up its treasure, focus instead on starting everything earlier and building structure into your day.

By starting earlier you can accomplish a lot before you even take a shower and eat your morning breakfast.  This creates momentum for your whole day and gives you the satisfaction that you are producing and moving towards your goals and dreams.  It will allow a more relaxed productivity for the rest of the day.

Structure will allow you to set priorities.  What are the key things you want to accomplish early?  Exercise?  Journal?  Pray?  Create?  Figure out what is key, and get it done early.

I like using TDP.ME to get my day rolling.  I check off probably six accomplishments before 8:00 am.  It builds such a great sense of momentum early on.

A book that explores these themes is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.  Frankly, I don’t love this book.  There is something of a booster tone to it, “Rah rah rah!!!”  However, the core idea of how to structure and prioritize your mornings is quite valuable.  So get it from the library.

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