The ‘golden hour’ is a term used for the all-important 60 minutes after a traumatic injury when aggressive, medical intervention has the greatest potential to save a human life. What I didn’t know was that the golden hour also refers to the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset when photographers get their best shots.
I too have a golden hour, a few golden hours actually, and they occur at the same time every day right after I wake up. Early morning is my zen-zone, when I am at my most creative, most relaxed and most effective. My brain just works best in these golden hours. I have a good friend who is the exact opposite, she comes alive at about 10pm every night.
I’m guessing we all have a specific time of the day when we function at our best. The question is, are we taking advantage of our power hours?
Last week, at the prompting of my new planner, I spent some time considering my goals and aspirations for 2021. I wrote down my over-all vision for the year and then broke it down into monthly, weekly and of course daily goals created in support of that greater picture.
My next step was to prioritize and to make sure that those things of greatest importance to me find their way into my golden hours. It’s the same thinking I use when I buy a new tree for my garden, I make sure I put it in the most optimum spot for sun and water so it has the best chance to grow. This actually sounds easier than it was by the way.. I had to disrupt and move some pretty sweet and comfortable routines in my “golden space” to make room for these newly identified priorities.
Are you taking full advantage of your valuable golden hours, or is it time to move some things around?