Zinda Law - December 2019

Principal Office 8834 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Suite 304, Austin, TX 78759 877-545-9251 OUR LOCATIONS DECEMBER 2019


TEXAS Austin Downtown Office: 1601 Rio Grande St. Suite 450 Austin, TX 78701 Arlington Office: 3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, TX 76018 Carrollton Office: 2340 E. Trinity Mills Suite 300 Carrollton, TX 75006 Corpus Christi Office: 3205 Rodd Field Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78414 Dallas Office: 3131 McKinney Ave. Suite 600 Dallas, TX 75204 El Paso Office: 2300 George Dieter Drive El Paso, TX 79936 Fort Worth Office: 201 Main Street Suite 600 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Houston Office: 1700 Post Oak Boulevard, 2 BLVD. Place Suite 600 Houston, TX 77056 Midland Office: 6 Desta Drive Suite 4600 Midland, TX 79705 Plano Office: 6860 North Dallas Pkwy. Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024 Round Rock Office: 1000 Heritage Center Circle Round Rock, TX 78664 San Antonio Office: 18756 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78258

Temple Office: 319 South First Temple, TX 76504 Waco Office: 7215 Bosque Blvd. Suite 107 Waco, TX 76710 COLORADO Aurora Office: 3190 S. VaughnWay Suite 550 Aurora, CO 80014 Boulder Office: 1434 Spruce Street Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302


December has less daylight than any other month. It gets darker and darker, sooner and sooner, until the darkest day of the year, Dec. 21. On that day, the sun will set at 5:35 p.m. in Austin, and at 4:39 p.m. in Denver. The days are short, but we still have the same amount of work to get done, and the same amount of time we want to spend with our families, friends, and hobbies. With less daylight, it can feel like you have less time, and you might be tempted to slack off from the work before you — but you need to press forward. If you’re struggling to keep up your productivity in light of the shortened days and the bustle of the holiday season, know you have a few ways to get yourself back on the wagon. Even with seemingly less time, you can still add incredible value to the time you have. PROPER NUTRITION AND EXERCISE You’ve probably heard this tip time and time again, but it hasn’t become any less true since the last time you heard it. Your daily routine should include some form of physical activity, and your diet should carry a fair amount of nutritional value. It may seem counterintuitive to go for a jog or to the gym, or to cook a meal instead of ordering out, as both of these things take time instead of save it. However, good nutrition and exercise will help you set a good mood for yourself. If you start off your morning working out, you’ll be more focused, driven, and optimistic. Eating more fruits and vegetables will help you remain sharp and focused. Even though eating well and working out take more time, you can create more value with the time you have left. PROPER SLEEP Everyone intuitively knows the value of sleep, but, if we’re honest with ourselves, most of us probably don’t get as

much sleep as we would like. Why? Many of us would probably say it’s because we’re busy. That very well may be, but, if we want the time we have to be more valuable, getting roughly eight hours of sleep a night is a great way to maximize the value of the time you’re awake. Fewer hours awake and rested are worth more than extra hours awake and exhausted every time. Don’t let a lack of sleep sap up your productivity — know when it’s time to hit the hay. PLANNING YOUR NEXT STEPS This tip makes the previous two possible. If you don’t already have a daily planner, or a calendar with all the important tasks and events coming up in your week, you won’t be able to plan time for exercise, sleep, and cooking healthy meals because you won’t know what’s coming next! Have a place to keep all the tasks and plans ahead of you, whether that’s a list on your phone, or a paper notebook you keep with you at all times. It will help you see what’s coming, and, just as importantly, it will help you find the gaps you can fill with any other projects that come up. It’s the best way to ensure every moment of your day is spent doing something meaningful. Even if you’ve heard all these tips before, it never hurts to hear them again. They aren’t shortcuts by any means, but, if you make them habitual, they will make the time you have more valuable. Nothing is stopping you from instilling these habits in your own life. You won’t be able to pursue them perfectly, but so long as you get up and keep trying, you’ll always be moving in the right direction, and your time will always be just a little more valuable than it was before.

Colorado Springs Office: 102 S. Tejon Street Suite 1100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Denver Office: 600 17th Street Suite 2625S Denver, CO 80202

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