The Most Important Four Hours of Your Day

We know intuitively that the first few hours of every day are important.

Really important.

They set the tone for the entire day, especially when we do things that we might otherwise put off.  Brian Tracy's famous book, Eat that Frog made the beginning of the day even more famous. “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”  Brian Tracy

This comes as no surprise, that morning is important time for creative work.  This leads to a successful 9-5 working day.

But how about 5-9pm?  Are we as attentive to that block of time?  Last night I was doing some work on the computer and then checking in on the Red Sox game.  As it became clear that 9 innings weren't enough and things were heading to extra innings, I made a bad decision and stayed up.  And up and into the 12th and 13th innings.

I was so wired that I could not fall asleep, try as I may.  This led to a lousy night's sleep and a Monday feeling slow on my game.

So how can you use 5-9 in order to finish the day well?  I suggest less TV, more reading and a few minutes thinking about the following day.  I like to review my Nozbe lists as well so that my brain is working overnight to make the most of the next day.

What's working for you in the 5-9pm time slot?