How to Find Two Extra Hours Everyday for Your Own Business

Are you finding it difficult to make time for your own business? Is this keeping you from achieving your success? Well let me tell you something, you have within you a power that you can take advantage of today to gain a few extra hours everyday.

Well there may be many solutions to this but I am going to talk about one option that you can implement today to save up to 2 hours of productive time in your day.

You can all find two or more hours in a day by simply changing your sleeping pattern. I am sure you’ve all heard that before but I want to tell you what is working for me.

Two approaches to saving time by changing your sleeping pattern:

Sleep at a fixed time and wake up at a fixed time

This strategy is to sleep at a set hour every day and wake up after 8 hours. For example you will go to bed at 10 pm every night and wake up at 6 am. The argument here is that your body will learn to rest well when it follows a certain fixed pattern.

Well I am not sure about you but this strategy of sleeping in at a fixed time will not work for many entrepreneurs, especially if you are just starting up a business. You have many things to worry about and you have many meetings to take everyday, hence by the time you reach home it may be early one day or it may be late one day. It is hard to predict and set the agenda for bedtime when you really is focused on making your business successful.

One other argument against this strategy is that how does one know they need 8 hours of sleep everyday? I think this is one of the biggest myth. Your body needs just enough time to rejuvenate. Sleeping extra hours than required would also have negative impact on your daily activities. You may feel tired and your productivity will be low.

sleep_for_successWake up at a fixed time

This strategy is to wake up every morning at a set time like 5 am. You make your body get used to this time so that you will automatically wake up every morning at this time. You go to sleep when your body is ready to go to sleep. For example, one day your body will feel tired at 9 pm and you may want to go to bed at that time; another day you may go to bed at midnight because until midnight you are not sleepy. In other words, you let your body manually adjust on a daily basis rather than letter it run on auto pilot.

This strategy tends to increase the number of hours you have available to do work. You let your body guide you when you need to sleep and how long you need to sleep for. Waking up at 5 am everyday (early risers) will help you plan your day properly. You can also use the extra time you’ve gained in the morning to do productive work.

I have used the second strategy (wake up at a fixed time) lately and it seems to work very well for me. I have been using the extra hours I get in the morning and sometimes at night to prepare blog postings for this site. I hope you recognize that I am putting in more and more effort to have quality posts lately. This is only possible because I have changed my sleeping pattern so I can make this blog successful. For someone like me who has a full time job that takes up most of my daytime hours and sometime into the night, this strategy is helping me keep my blog hobby alive!

Two hours of saved time could really mean four hours of productivity because early in the morning your body and mind is fresh so you can concentrate more on what you are doing. This way your will be producing results that are far better than staying up late at nights to complete the tasks.

Let your body guide you to success. I wish you all the best.

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James August 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

I used to try this… but my brain will just not function throughout the day if I do not get the extra sleep I need…

Sleep deprivation is a killer.

I will admit… 2 or 3 hours of too much sleep is bad move too.

So I agree to the fixed amount of sleep but not so much about the actual schedule. Maybe go to sleep at any time and make sure you get enough sleep.

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