Make the Most of the First 2 Hours

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You need to make the first two hours of your day count. Why the first two hours? Because most people function their best the first two hours of the day. Your brain works best in the morning. Did you know that? Scientists tell you and doctors will tell you that your brain literally shrinks through the day. It does; look it up. Your brain gets smaller through the day. And for most people, not always, but I have found a majority of people function the best the first few hours of the morning. And so if that's the case, you want to make the first couple of hours of your day count. Make sure you're drinking enough H2O, enough water. Make sure that you're eating. A lot of people like to exercise those first few hours of the day. 

Make sure that you're spending time with the Lord the first couple hours of the day. Spend that time praying, even if it's five minutes a day. Read the word those first couple hours of the day. Set your priorities. Don't check your email the first two hours of the day. Don't check Facebook the first two hours of the day. Don't check Instagram the first two hours of the day. Why? I would encourage you, maybe even go this far: I try to practice this in my life. I don't meet with people the first couple hours of the day. Now if your pastor calls for a meeting and you have to go, that's one thing. But here's the deal: when my brain is at my best, I don't want to waste it on email, Facebook, Instagram, and meetings unless I've been asked to do that. If I've been asked to do that, then I need to do that. (Okay? I don't want you to get fired over this.) I want to use those first couple hours of the day doing the things that only you can do. I want to spend those first couple hours of the day thinking, planning, and building things, and again, focusing on those most important things.

Your #1 fan,

Ryan

Ryan Frank