Are You A Morning Person?

by Julie Baird on October 15, 2009

Okay, if you are you are probably in the minority! But once you do get going what kind of activity are you best suited to?

Time management is a lot about knowing yourself, knowing what you like and don’t like and what works for you. This is a very individual thing.

One of the most powerful things you can learn about yourself is how to schedule your activities into the “best” times of day for YOU.

Here is an example.
One student I met did track. He found that right after practice he was to wound up to settle down and focus. He ended up planning in some low energy activities for that time that allowed him to wind down at his own pace. He got chores done, caught up with friends etc. The activities that needed a lot of focus were planned for earlier in the day when he was in a more appropriate frame of mind or later when he had wound down.

Another student found that coming home from school and studying was not working. So for the period directly after classes, she scheduled something with an upbeat social feel. A group study session, an exercise class etc. This meant that when she was done she was ready to focus.

Yet another student discovered that very early in the morning was her ideal time to focus on math.

I know I am at my most creative and productive first thing in the morning. If I waste that time by catching up on e mails or running errands I greatly reduce the amount of work I can get done in a day.

It is all about knowing what times of day are good for you to do different types of activities.

So listen to your body. Figure out what works for you – trial and error plays a part here – and as much as you can, plan your activities for those times of day. Then watch your time miraculously multiply!

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