I just got a department store ad with this subject line. I love it! When are your “Power Hours”? When do you have the most energy for accomplishing everything God has called you to do?
I use this concept to make sure I have time with God first thing in the morning. I’m not so much of a morning person, but I know if I don’t have that time in the morning, I’m unlikely to have it later on. I have also noticed that my homeschooling goes downhill after lunch just like speaking engagements do. I have watched people sleep during my after-lunch presentations many times! So I put all our most critical energy-requiring tasks in the morning and save the fun, active stuff for the afternoons.
We can use our Power Hours for the people we love. I used to have special time with one child scheduled at 8:30 p.m. That’s when every mother wants to play Candy Land, right? Special Time became sleepy time for Mom. Now I do this early afternoon and the kids and I are both happy that it’s happening consistently.
We can also use this concept for making time for what we love to do. I used to wait to write and scrapbook until after the kids went to bed. It almost never happened! The end of the day is not when I have my Power Hours. Now I write in the morning before the kids get up and I scrapbook in the afternoon when I’m done teaching school.
Determine when your Power Hours are. You may like to use Heatmapping for this purpose.
Then determine how you can use them for God, family, and to renew yourself.