The best time of day

Hello Friends,

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


The best time of day — 2 Comments

  1. I’m a bit of both. I tend to go to bed around midnight and get up between 6am and 7pm but my optimum time for doing things is mid morning.

  2. Definitely an early bird. I get all the bits I don’t want to do done first thing and then think about the others. I do an awful lot of thinking!