I was introduced to the concept of “Hour of Power” by Remente, which is an amazing goal setting app for personal and organizational development. I initially signed up for one of the app’s pre-made goals to maximize my morning routines. This basically involved obvious things, such as getting up early, making my bed, wearing clothes picked out the day before…
However, it also included having one Hour of Power each morning before arriving at work, where you focus on whatever makes you feel good, or work on developing a new skill or something else of your choosing. Although I guess it is preferred to arrive in the office as early as possible (…), taking that extra hour to yourself is highly recommended from a mindfulness and personal development point of view, according to Remente (and me).
As mentioned, it is completely up to you what your Hour of Power involves. However, if you need some inspiration getting started, here are some examples:
- Meditation or yoga
- Reading a book
- Working out
- Having breakfast with a friend
- Practicing a hobby
- Reading the actual news articles (not just scrolling headlines…)
I personally also find that the Hour of Power makes me wake up earlier, because I have something to look forward to, instead of morning stress and a quick breakfast on the way to work.
P.S. It is totally allowed to have more than one Hour of Power in a day!