How to use time correctly

Who are you – “owl” or “lark”? You probably attribute yourself to one of these categories and from time to time joking on this topic, but most likely you do not give this feature of its very importance. And in vain.

Underestimate the influence of time is a serious and fairly common mistake. The time at which we perform certain tasks affects the result no less than the actions themselves.

Without paying due attention to the correct choice of time, we doom ourselves to make wrong decisions and suppress creative abilities. In addition, we risk not to finish important projects. If we are attentive to time, then we will find ways to use it for ourselves.

The influence of internal watches

Most likely, you noticed that during the day your mood and level of energy are changing. Usually energy beats in the morning in the morning, falls after lunch, and by the evening its level begins to grow again. This means that after lunch it is not worth solving difficult problems and make important decisions. In conditions of lack of energy, it is difficult for us to separate important from the secondary and make the right choice.

Afternoon time is better for creative searches that do not require logical thoughts and concentrations. In a less focused state, our brain opens up to creative ideas and sudden insights.

Regular short breaks will help reduce fatigue, restore concentration and “restart” the brain

The “owls” of the peaks of maximum and minimal productivity are shifted, but the principle remains the same: the main tasks should be performed during periods of its maximum productivity. Whatever you do, do not let the daily bustle steal the most valuable clock. If you lead employees, help them protect your peak time.

If you change the work schedule in order to take into account your productivity cycles, try to soften the differences, arranging regular breaks. They will help reduce fatigue, restore concentration and “restart” the brain. It is also important to fully relax at lunchtime – postpone the phone and not think about working tasks. If possible, go out for a short walk or talk with pleasant people.

Perception of time markers

We often consider our plans and projects as something linear. It seems to us that the best way to achieve the goal is to move forward sequentially. But in reality, everything does not happen quite. Markers of time affect our perception: at the beginning, middle and end of the path to the goal, our attitude changes, and this feature can be used in our interests.

Take, for example, Start. An unsuccessful beginning will be a serious obstacle to the goal, so try to start work correctly. Try to link new projects to certain temporary markers – for example, to the first number of a month or the beginning of autumn. This will give your project projects. If you start work in a new position, imagine yourself in this role in advance, until the first working day.

After enthusiasm at the beginning

of a new business in the middle There is an emotional decline. This phenomenon is quite natural. The following tips will help to overcome the “pit”.

Set intermediate goals. Then you will not have to worry how to do everything at once.

Declare the goals publicly. So you will feel more responsibility and, most likely, bring the matter to the end.

Think about those who will help the implementation of your project. This will be an additional motivation for you.

Give priority to the main goals, ignore the rest. This will help to cope with overload and maintain concentration.

Show self -suffering. Stop scolding yourself, it negates a motivation.