One of the toughest aspects of staying productive is overcoming the ups and downs of motivation. Spending 10 minutes getting organised in the morning, then 15 minutes again in the evening, can help even out your daily go-get-’em energy.
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The concept is similar to another 18-minute theory we’ve previously mentioned. In short, setting aside a specific amount of time at the beginning of each day helps get you motivated, while spending a few minutes at day’s end prepping for the following morning makes it easier to get up and get going again.
Productivity blogger Charlie specifically recommends a “10/15 split”. He says 10 minutes in the morning and other 15 at the end of the day is the sweet spot:
It’s a 10/15 Split because I’ve learned through trial and error with myself, clients, and friends that it’s a good balance between not giving yourself enough time and requiring too much time. It’s hard to get the right level of perspective and thoroughness in less than 10/15 minutes, and much longer that makes it just another thing to resist.
How long does it take for you to get your act together when you get to the office in the morning? Do you have trouble letting go and walking away from your desk at the end of the day? Share what works for you in the comments.
Build Daily Momentum Using The 10/15 Split [Productive Flourishing]