Venus Time, painting by Mary Gow

Venus Time, painting by Mary Gow

A workshop scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Sunday was just cancelled. I wonder if it was because of the Super Bowl.

At the grocery store today several people in front and behind me had shopping carts full of party snacks, bottles of wine and cartons of beer. I wonder if it was because of the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Sunday is becoming more and more like a holiday in the U.S.A.

Magic Time

In Russell Bishop and David Allen‘s “Managing Accelerated Productivity” course, Allen says he gets more done on Friday and Saturday nights and on holidays than any other time.

But some part of me finds it so “counter” to be at home when the social norm is to be out at those times.

Would you feel comfortable having your Friday night on a Wednesday night?

Sounds do-able doesn’t it? Why go along with the crowd?

Which leads me to knowing and honoring the times you know you’re at your best. When do you do your most creative work? It’s what Craig Ballantyne, Editor of Early to Rise, calls the “Magic Time.”

Through experimentation I’ve found my magic time is before 2:00 p.m. So I try to work on my most challenging projects early in the day.

I think it’s ideal to get grocery shopping done by Thursday for the upcoming weekend. Avoid weekends at the grocery story, especially after 3:00 p.m. on Sundays which is what I call the end-of-the-weekend-rush-to-get-the-groceries time.

Except this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time), when Super Bowl XLIX begins. That might be the best time to go grocery shopping. Or to work on your next painting.