willspring55, December 30, 2013
By J Clear
You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.
According to a report from
the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the
United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy nations are
hovering around the 80–year mark. Women in Japan are the highest, with
an average life expectancy of 86 years.
If we use these average life expectancy numbers and assume
that your adult life starts at 18 years old, then you’ve got about 68
years as an adult. (86 – 18 = 68) Perhaps a little less on average. A
little more if you’re lucky.
(68 years as an adult) x (365 days each year) = 24,820 days.
Once I realized this, I started thinking about how I could develop a
better morning routine. I still have a lot to learn, but here are some
strategies that you can use to get the most out of your 25,000 mornings.
Here are eight strategies that I’ve found to be most effective for getting the most out of my morning:
1. Manage your energy, not your time.
If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll probably realize that you
are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. For example, my
creative energy is highest in the morning, so that’s when I do my
writing each day.