When are YOU the most productive? Experts say that’s when you should do the bulk of your work. I learned long ago, that my most productive time is not 8:00 AM. It’s also not 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM. More often than not, my productivity doesn’t seems to peak until the sun goes down.
So, after struggling with so-called “regular business hours” for nearly two decades, I shifted my work schedule to match my body’s natural rhythm.
The results? Not only am I more productive, but the quality of the work I produce has definitely improved. Of course, there are still certain things that have to be done during regular business hours, but as a writer, I set my own hours and have complete control over the time that I spend doing creative work. That means that it can be done at 10:00 in the morning or 10:00 at night. It’s my choice. And, since much of my work is deadline driven, controlling my own schedule and working when it makes sense for me, has also been a HUGE stress reducer.
What about you? When are you most productive, and does that align with your work schedule?