For Healthcare Writers: The AMAZING hour of POWER

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My hour of power is the time when my son goes to preschool.

This is when I can get most of my work done. It is only an hour but an hour that I truly need. It is at the prime time in my day which I can focus the most about 10 AM. 10 AM is when I can concentrate the most I don’t know why. I’m not sure if it’s because I know that that is my hour or that is when I feel the most awake and ready to work.

Thankfully, my son goes to preschool from 9-11am, so my 10 am hour of power is utilized very well! During this time, when I use it to the fullest, I get some incredible results. I have written articles, finalized drafts, created pages for my website, products, etc, all under this hour of power. And, you can too!

How can you use an hour of power?

 

Think about your business goals.

Write down a big list of things that you want to accomplish. Maybe it is something from your goals, or maybe something entirely different.

Just Say No to Social.

Try NOT check Facebook or emails during this time. Use that for when you get some down time, like when the kids are eating a snack.

Rise and Shine.

I do get up most days before 5 AM whether it’s to drink a cup of coffee before the kids get up and prepare them for school in their day, or just to start some writing (like right now). That usually is a time that I can get some work completed but, most the time, it is researching and answering emails. I am not fully awake unless I exercise that early, so my brain is kind of foggy. My husband tries to be helpful by letting me try to start writing in the night time, though this doesn’t work too well when I get up before the sun. I get too sleepy, as one would imagine.

Are You a Night Owl?

If your kids sleep well, and you are a night owl, this may be an hour of power time for you. My body is most awake after exercising, so when I exercise in the morning, this is the best time for me. Some kids nap, not mine haha, but some do! That used to be, when my son was an infant the best time for me, though housework was put to the side. It’s such a battle!

I suggest you find your hour of power in your day. What time can you get away for one hour and focus on your business?

Time: Think Quality over Quantity.

You don’t need many hours because many of us cannot sit many hours at the desk.  Especially busy healthcare professionals. In the healthcare world, we are always running. I have many things wheeling through my head at my hospital job. To sit at a computer all day long sounds pretty horrible to me.

How to organize for your hour of power

If you are a pen and paper kind of person, you can make the to do list for your business that day. Don’t overwhelm yourself, you can always add to it if you are a rockstar that day. When you know your hour (and there may even be several hours during chunks of the day), sit down and go to town!

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Have you discovered your hour of power? When do you do you feel most alert?

 

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Janine Kelbach

Nurse and Writer at WriteRN
Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB, started her nursing career in a community hospital learning the basics of labor and delivery, admitting patients, the normal newborn, and scrubbing into the operating room. She quickly became a breastfeeding resource nurse and certified CPR instructor. In 2007, she took a position in a higher acuity facility in the Cleveland, Ohio area. There she worked postpartum and labor and delivery. She became the assistant manager and educated new nurses, developed educational content, and managed other labor and delivery specifications. She has worked homecare jobs with high risk pregnant women in the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio, obtained her CCW and decided her life was not worth losing over her work. She has 2 young boys, a husband, 2 cats, and a great Dane. Writing has always been a passion of hers, but launched her career while caring for her grandmother in 2012...and never looked back to the streets of Cleveland. She still works in the hospital part time as the charge nurse in labor and delivery.

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