What Is The Best Time Of Day To Focus On Doing Everything?

Timing is everything. So, if you want to improve your time management skills, consider using these daily schedule recommendations supported by science.

Science says that our DNA is hardwired for top performance. Our biological clock, an internal clock ingrained in our brains since childhood, actually aids in determining when is the best time to study. Even though recent research suggests that timing may not be everything, it is still crucial if you want to consistently produce your best work.

According to scientists, the brain is in an acquisition state from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm, when learning is most effective. However, the hours between 4 and 7 in the morning are the least productive for learning. Although there isn’t a single optimum time of day to study, let’s examine the advantages of studying in the morning as opposed to other times of the day.

Let’s look at some additional activities we know we should be doing at particular times of the day.

The best morning tasks

When the body and mind are still soaking in the promise of a new day, complete these actions to get a head start on the day.

6:00: Send Email

Messages are most likely to be read at 6 am.

Read Twitter at 8:00

Want to get your daily Twitter fixed? When you read tweets between 8 and 9 in the morning, your day will begin with more positive, passionate remarks. However, wait until 3 pm to tweet, as that is when your tweet will most likely get retweeted.

8:00: Recall

Quick memorization works best at 8 am. Your capacity for quick recollection is at its peak then. Studying at 10 pm will, however, increase retention.

9:00: Make a professional call

Call clients right when you arrive at work. It’s always possible that the person you’re phoning won’t be accessible, so getting started early gives you time to devise a backup plan.

9:30: Have some coffee

According to studies, most people’s cortisol levels peak between 8 and 9 in the morning, making it especially unnecessary to consume large amounts of caffeine at that time. Caffeine constricts blood vessels, which causes the heart to beat faster and, in turn, sends more oxygen to the brain. When cortisol levels are down, coffee is at its best.

10:00: Mental Exercise

Grab a coffee and start working hard. Most adults operate best in the late morning when performing cognitive tasks. Working memory, attentiveness, and focus gradually improve as body temperature gradually rises during the morning, soon before awakening and continues to rise until midday. Concentration and focus often begin to wane shortly after that.

The best afternoon tasks

You are aware that this will involve taking a nap. According to studies, learning is most effective just before a nap since the brain can go through the new knowledge and store it for later recall. So, between 12 and one in the afternoon, learn something new, then do.

1:00: Nap

According to the research, the optimal time for “The Ultimate Nap” is between 1 and 2 pm when your rapid eye movement and slow-wave sleep cycles cross. You can turn the dial using the “Nap Wheel” to choose the best moment for a nap.

4:00: Workout

Your strength and endurance are at their highest between 4 and 5 pm, and injury risk is minimal during this time (because we tend to be alert and our body temperatures are high, making muscles more supple). At this time, your lungs are also operating at their best capacity for the day.

The best evening tasks

Gently and productively close out the day.

Shop for groceries at 7:30

From 7:30 pm to closure, you can have the store to yourself. To refresh your pantry, there is no need to battle the crowd.

8:00 – Walk the dog

Dogs are believed to enjoy companionship. Therefore the best time to take them for a walk is in the evening after dark. This is a popular time for dog walks and allows both you and your pooch the best chance of meeting other dog walkers and interacting socially.

8:00: Place a Facebook post

Make your Facebook postings as you wait for Spot to finish his business. This is the moment when posts typically receive the most likes.

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About Maki Hojo

Maki Hojo is a student at the University of Michigan. A foodie since birth, she enjoys cooking, eating, photographing, reading about, and playing with any and all types of food. Her idolization of culinary delights is complemented by her active spirit - she enjoys running, swimming, barre classes, and even spontaneous bursts of interpretative dance if the mood strikes her.

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