Ok, I’m going to tell you a Time Management Secret! it’s one of the trade secrets that highly productive individuals use; and as much Cliché it may sound… It’s True!
Successful & Highly productive individuals’ Time Management Trade Secret is:
“They Perform Their Tasks at the Right Time”
Now it’s a fact that we all have different levels of energy throughout the day (and night); did you ever hear that someone is a Morning, Evening or a Night person? when he or she just feels the energy flowing all over them at a particular time of the day? well that’s true about all of us, you may just not realize that yet.
For a long time, how I applied this secret was pretty straight forward, I can do almost anything between 7 and 10 AM or 10 PM to almost 1 AM… Those 2 slots are the highest points of energy I have… Now that doesn’t necessarily mean that I don’t do any work outside these times, I just schedule my most important tasks to be done, during these times. (And in case you were wondering, YES, 5 days / week, I wake up at 5:30 AM 🙂 ) .
Now since “High Energy Levels” exist, there should be “Low Energy Levels” and “Medium Energy Levels” and of course some External factors to play these levels up and down, Like Happiness, Sorrow etc…
The essence to that secret, is that your productivity in these times would vary a lot, even doing the Same Task:
So let’s say a Task would take you 1 hour to finish:
- in your High Energy Mode: it will take you 30 minutes to 1 hour to be done
- in your Medium Energy Mode: it will take you 1.5 to 2 hours to finish
- in you Low Energy Mode: it will take you 3-4 hours to finish
Ever wanted to finish a pending task after a long day, and it seemed like it was NEVER going to be done, so you simply slept on it, and the second day, early morning, it was done in a RECORD time?
Our tip for this week, is to try to Discover WHEN is your High Energy Level, and then to simply Schedule your most important tasks of the day, to be done during this time… and Save Valuable Time! 😉
Enjoy your Week!
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Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.
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