Years ago, a great man shared a Sunday secret with me that has helped my personal and business life over the past few years. He told me to spend one hour on Sundays planning out my week, but do not spend anytime planning till after attending church and taking a nap. His logic was that I would be motivated, feeling free, and fresh. Wow, to this day I spend most Sunday's doing exactly that. On this Sunday I will be attending church with my three boys (my wife is showig homes to an out of time buyer this morning) then I will make lunch, take about a two hour nap and then spend this evening planning out my week. I have added to this routine to read a leadership or motivational book for an hour later in the evening. When I wake up on Monday morning I am ready to be the best I can be! I probably get more done on Monday from 8am till Noon then I get done all week.
Another secret someone share with me years ago was to release everything from the previous week on Sunday afternoons. When you lay down to take the nap, release every negative thought, every word that offended you, the memory of a deal dying, you know, the junk from the previous week. When you wake up, embrace the thought that yesterday is gone and the future is bright, so go toward the light!
Here it is again. Attend Church, take a nap, spend some time planning next week. Great formula for an awesome week.