Our bodies go through cycles each day. Sometimes, our energy and concentration are up; other times, they are down. To maximize productivity and effectiveness, identify the time of the day when you are at peak performance. This is time when your attention and thinking are clear and focused. Plan your calendar to take advantage of your best times of the day to be most productive. Morning people are at the best before 2 p.m.; night people shine after noon.
For example, if you are a morning person, your best times are early in the day. Don’t use those productive hours to answer emails and make phone calls. Instead, focus on creative activities or tasks that require concentration. If you find yourself too tired to tackle a project or assignment, you might be approaching it at the wrong time of day. Try handling it when you hit your peak.