Do you know when you’re productive?

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By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles

Because of the usual office hours, we’re conditioned to think that the best time to work is 9 to 6pm or 8am to 5pm.  However that’s not the case for the freelancers because they can have erratic schedules depending on their clients or mood.  If you work during wee hours maybe you think it’s because you just like it and has freedom to choose. However, what if that’s your biological primetime and you can maximize your time and energy during those hours for your work?

According to the book “Work the System” of Sam Carpenter, it’s important to know your biological primetime in a day. In this way, you’re not guessing when you really can focus on your job and avoid procrastination.  In analyzing this method, the “primetime” is when exactly you’re energy strikes and gather momentum. There’s no way you can pattern it from someone else as “biologically” we have different systems.

To get you biological primetime, Business Insider reported that you need to have a self-examination of your body for weeks like two or three. It takes self-discipline though, if you regularly intake coffee or other energy boosters. You need to cut them out, including drinking alcohol and setting up alarm clock, to get accurate measure in what particular hours you’re perky. Perhaps you just know you are a night owl, but then you actually energetic around 10 am to 1pm so that’s additional time for your work productivity.


On the other note, BPT also helps you to map out your work projects and activities in a week.  It suits for work-from-home parents that literally looking for ways to organize their work days.  They can do heavy loads during their high time, then perform activities such as dishwashing or gardening within their less perky hours.  Furthermore, pushing yourself to work when you’re a little bit down will only bore and make you sleepy you anyway. Thus just do something else like walking in the park, reading e-books or watch your favorite series.