>The 45-minute hour


One of the ways that I try to manage my energy and concentration is to adopt the 45-minute hour.  What do I mean?

Well, I’ve discovered that my concentration span is no more than 45 minutes these days.

So when I’m working in my office at work or at home, I plan to work for 45 minutes on any one task, then take a break.

During the break I can make a cup of coffee or stretch a bit, or go and talk to someone else in the building.  I also take a minute or so before I start again to re-focus and pray.

I’ve even found that it helps to set a reminder to alert me when the 45 minutes is up.  As this rhythm is developing I find that I’m also scheduling meetings for 45 minutes, or having a break in longer meetings after 45 minutes.

It feels more productive and I’ve got more energy.  

Do you have any tips for using time wisely?  I’d love to hear them.

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