Program your Productivity
How would you like to get more done in less time? Synch your work with your body’s circadian rhythms. There are peak times for various tasks:
* 9am-12pm is prime time for logical cognitive work; reasoning skills and short-term memory are high.
* 12pm-3pm is best for communication; body temperature drops and mental alertness declines.
* 3pm-6pm is good for repetitive tasks as well as exercise; long-term memory is high and reaction time is swift.
You can extend your peak energy times for various tasks using food and recovery strategies. Extra Tip: Joints and muscles are as much as 20% more flexible in the evening – according to Dr. Michael Smolensky, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series.
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