On Time.com, Andrew Merle writes of the importance of taking care of your top priorities in the morning before turning your attention to other people’s needs.
“I recommend protecting the first hour of each work day , what I refer to as ‘Mine O’Clock,’ and attack it on your own terms,” he writes.
And here’s what happens if you don’t guard your time in the morning:
On the flip side, if you don’t guard the first hour of your day — and instead spend it responding to email or rushing off to meetings — your most meaningful work will get crowded out. The day will quickly be eaten up, and your energy drained, before you even get started on our own projects.