In a recent survey we asked at what time of day you worked most effectively. Almost half the respondents said that they work best from 8:00-10:00am and most others worked best at some other time of the morning. Only eight percent of respondents said that they were ‘always on their game’. When you plan meetings, appointments or time for important project work, you should always consider your natural biorhythm. This is the recurring cycle of biological processes that affect your emotional, intellectual and physical activity. Most of us are ‘morning’ people – others are ‘afternoon’ people.
Ask yourself if you consider this when planning the day. Look around the office-see people busying themselves with trivia first thing each morning and going into vital strategic meetings at 2:00 pm-the time when very few are at peak performance levels.
Here’s a simple process to ensure that you do the most important things in life when you are at your best!
- Determine the two hours of the day when you feel your best.
- Schedule your top priority activities for this time slot.
- Protect this time from all intruders.
If you do this for a week or two you will see an immediate productivity gain!
Of course, you can always contact us directly to tailor a support programme to your needs.