Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze—often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of coffee, dashing off a few emails, and dishing with our coworkers around the water cooler. By the time the workday wraps up, we’re so exhausted and defeated that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.
But according to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.
Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day. While many of us are still in bed, these folks are scoring daily victories to improve their health, careers, and personal lives without sacrificing their sanity. For instance, former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund would rise at 5:00 a.m., run four miles, pray, and eat breakfast with his family before heading to work to run a Fortune 500 company.

Ich hatte von dem Buch deutlich mehr erwartet. Ich stehe in aller Regel um 5 Uhr morgens auf und bereite meinen Tag vor, während eine Aufnahme von *Phoenix – Der Tag* läuft. Ab und zu mache ich meine Tagesquests in WOW, vor allem in den Anfangsphasen eines Addons, wenn noch viel los ist. Oft liegt nichts an und was dann tun?
Die Autorin schlägt Sport vor und bringt Beispiele von Arbeitnehmern, die sich um 5:30 in Jazztanzgruppen austoben. Das kommt für mich nicht infrage, da ich 1.) meine Ruhe haben möchte, 2.) selbst das Schwimmbad erst um 7-8 aufmacht.

Auch Kreativität und Spirituelles stehen bei mir nicht so wirklich um diese Uhrzeit hoch im Kurs.


Das Buch bringt zumindest für mich keine sinnvollen Vorschläge.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, USA Today, and Fortune, among others.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Dateigröße: 221 KB
Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 32 Seiten
Verlag: Portfolio (12. Juni 2012)
Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Sprache: Englisch