Life is busy for many of us, so we react to what each day brings us. We rarely think about our best time of the day nor plan our lives to best use the time of each day.
You may already know your time of high energy and when you need to slow down and not expect high performance. When we know who we are, we can better manage our lives to meet the ongoing demands that come our way.
Multiple Things to Do
Before you think about your best time, think about what you need to do, what is essential, what is less so, and what you can delegate or forget. When you go through your To-Do list, consider whether you say “should do” before your list. We all live with many “shoulds” that we don’t step back and challenge.
If a task is necessary, let go of the need to be the only person who can do it and give someone else a job.
Sometimes we can’t control the appropriate work at the right time, yet, if you step back, you may be more flexible than you thought.
We all go on auto pilot and don’t necessarily take the time to brainstorm and see what other options or possibilities we may have to create a life that is in more tune with ourselves.
What’s Your Best Time?
Let’s learn what your best time of the day to do your most important tasks is. Each person has a different body rhythm; when you know it, you can perform better and get the necessary rest. I’m sure you have continuous demands throughout your day, yet if you know your best time, you use that time to do your most important work. When you become aware of your pockets of low energy, you can schedule tasks that are not as demanding.
- What is your best time of the time – step back and think about the time you have the most energy.
- Where do you find you are most productive and have high concentration levels?
- You may have more than one productive time and figure out when those times are for you.
- “Why You Need to Unplug Every 90 Minutes” Fast Company article. This article indicates that the brain can only focus for 90-120 minutes before it needs a break. Of course, not everyone can focus for two hours, though it’s essential to recognize the brain needs a rest.
- Are you the person whose day starts real slow, and by early evening you are hitting your stride and can be productive in the early hours of the next day? Or, like me, I’m more of a morning person.
I know you have tons to do right now —take some time to learn how to best use your body clock for your health and well-being. Curl up with a hot cup of coffee or tea and dig into learning about your body.
Getting out of my very comfortable bed is the most challenging for me. Though once I’m up, I’m ready to move forward in my day. Afternoons are the real sluggish time for me. Early Evenings I can rebound with focus, though by 9 pm, I’m done being productive and want to relax and enjoy the next two hours before bed. Sometimes I have to complete something for a client, though usually my time is spent reading, connecting with others, and relaxing.
My friend Karen and I wrote a book together and recognized that we were opposites regarding body clocks. I didn’t call Karen before 9:00 am, and she didn’t call me after 9:00 pm! We have different internal clocks. It’s not that I can’t work after 9:00 pm; I’m not as effective in thinking, and it takes me longer to complete something.
Books To Learn More
“Change Your Schedule Change Your Life: How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout and Finally Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar & Michelle Seaton. This book offers a way to make small changes to stop battling our bodies and manage our well-being.
There is even research on what time of the day to take your medicine to best support your body. The Body Clock Guide to Better Health: How to Use Your Body’s Natural Clock to Fight Illness and Achieve Maximum Health is an excellent book by Michael Smolensky and Lynne Lamberg. It provides a holistic view of healing using your body’s natural clock.
You live in your body every minute of the day — what is your best time? You may have a sense of when your energy is high or tired, but do you know how to plan your day around your body’s rhythm?
Women’s Group Topic
A fun topic, as well as learning how to read your body’s rhythm best and maximize your well-being.
“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
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