At the moment I am a morning person. I like to get up early, do whatever I have to do and then go to bed relatively early. It hasn’t always been like this. When I was a student I used to get up at 11 am and go to bed at 2 am.
I find that if I work with myself rather than against myself, I achieve more. So now I try and do things which need a lot of energy or mental effort earlier in the day. My worst time is after lunch, I then fall off a cliff with exhaustion around 4 pm before getting a second wind in the early part of the evening at about 6 (this is about the time I’m writing this post today). This lasts until about 9 pm after which all I can do is flop.
I have a bit of flexibility around the times I can start and finish work. What I have now started to do is to plan my job hours so that I use my energy more effectively for the creative things outside work which are important to me. I might do extra violin practice or writing before going in later, or alternatively, finish early if I’m cooking something a bit more complicated for tea. Since I’ve been doing this, things have been on a bit more of an even keel and life has got a bit simpler.
When is your best time of day? How do your organise things to suit your energy levels?
Until next time, Tawney x