Do You Know Your Peak Time?

Do You Know Your Peak Time?

At 5am every day, alarm or no alarm my body tends to wake me up. 

A sleep in for me is 7am which might occasionally happen on a weekend or public holiday. 

I love to get up and exercise, then after my first coffee (a freshly ground, single origin from a Fair-Trade roaster) I’m ready to go! 

I focus on my highest priorities first thing so they can be ticked off my ‘to do’ list and then deal with everything else after that. 

By about 4pm I’m starting to slow down, and by about 6pm I know I am at my least productive. 

I’ve learnt over the years as a speaker, trainer and educator that the morning is my peak productivity ‘window’. 

It’s important to recognise when you are at your best for two reasons:

1. So you can group activities that require focus into your ‘window’ to leverage your productivity. 

2. So that you know when you aren’t at your peak and can adjust activities accordingly. 

This knowledge enables you to select times for meetings or appointments that require focus into YOUR peak productivity times, or alternatively take action to re-energise and shift yourself to a state of being able to focus.  

For me, evening activities can be a challenge, so I’ll often meditate, go for a walk, exercise or even take a 15 minute power nap to ‘reboot’ my body and brain to focus. 

The power lies in knowing when your peak ‘window’ is. 

My question to you is… do you know when you are at your most productive?  

If you don’t, you should and if you do, are you making the most of that ‘window’ so you can get stuff done??

Donna Hanson is a professional productivity speaker who works with organisations and their teams to fast track their everyday technology to get them back to selling, servicing or supporting customers.  For more information on how Donna can help, visit or follow Donna on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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