A recent article in Reader’s Digest, culled from Mental Floss, shared the best times to do everything. Here are a few of the timing tips that Career Girls might find most helpful (from the article):
8:30am: Decide Something – Researchers have found that we make our best decisions right after we wake up. Later, we suffer from “decision fatigue” and make the quicker or easier decision.
11am: Send an E-mail – Analysis of more than 200 million e-mails found that people are most likely to read their mail shortly before their lunch break. Send one at 11am to be at the top of the pile.
5pm: Get Some Exercise – Your body temperature is highest from 5 to 6 pm. The heat increases your stamina and strength while decreasing your reaction time, so the added warmth makes your workouts more effective.
10pm: Solve the World’s Problems – Difficult problems require creative thinking, and studies show that people do their most abstract thinking when they are tired. If you’re not a night owl, letting your mind wander when you’re worn-out might lead to a creative solution to a problem that seem insurmountable at noon.
Hopefully these timing tips will add to your productiveness and effectiveness.