Time — Part 2: It’s time to do it right
Miss out on Part 1? Read it HERE!
So you’ve started prioritizing and delegating your tasks in a more efficient manner. Those junk emails? Gone! But, somehow, you still “don’t have the time” to stay connected or reconnect. I get it! Time is a valuable resource and it’s in high demand. I’m here today to talk to you about the underutilized time.
Success Shortie: Finding Underutilized Time
Here’s What To Know
Know your brain. Knowing your peak performance times is key to finding your lowest productivity times.
My key performance time is right after lunch. Yours may be different, depending on when you start work, what time you take lunch, how many meetings you have in a day, etc.
Mornings are when most people are most energized and focused, while afternoons can tend to be more of a slump as energy levels go down. Mid-morning is a great time to get those big tasks done!
Utilize that 4–5 pm wind down to get menial tasks out of the way.
That hour is typically the most unproductive time in most corporate settings. Take advantage of it! There’s value in saving a mundane task for the end of the day — completing easy tasks on your check-list right before you’re done working takes you into non-work hours on a high note.
Combine work with play.
Are there meetings you can do while taking a walk? Can you get your nails done while you connect with old friends? Absolutely. The time is there.
Here’s What To Do
This week, pay attention to when you complete your big tasks each day. Once you’re done, write down the time in your meeting planner or on your calendar. At the end of the week look back over your times and find the pattern — you’ve just found your peak performance time!