Making the Most of Your Morning

Good counsel from John Piper:

“Do first things first” is the takeaway from Laura Vanderkam’s new e-book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Morning is “prime time for self-improvement,” USA Today reports in reviewing Vanderkam’s work. The article says,

Here are some of the things she says go-getters do before most people finish their first cup of coffee:

Exercise. A dawn workout is common among CEOs and other high-powered types.

Meditate or pray. Monks aren’t the only ones who start the day on a spiritual note.

Work, often on personal or long-term projects outside the scope of their daily duties.

Fix a family breakfast — sometimes as a substitute for a family dinner — or play with their kids.

The counsel is to tackle the most important things first, “before the demands of the day intrude. Interruptions and emergencies tend to strike later in the day; motivation tends to wilt. And people who start the day with a win can build on the momentum all day long . . . .”

So it seems the old commonsensical proverb holds: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Want more? Go to the source: First Things First: Making the Most of Your Morning – Desiring God

2 thoughts on “Making the Most of Your Morning

  1. Every morning I go for a 7.5 mile bike ride. Sure there are mornings that I don’t want to get on my bike and pedal, but after that one small hour of my life is done I feel better and I feel as if I have started my day off on the right foot.

    • “The first hour is the rudder of the day”. I, too, find that 7+ miles is the perfect ride but I go later in the day. Pros and cons to both. If you start the day with riding, you’re sure to fit it in…

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