Everything has its (working) time

Original author: Huffingtonpost
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This is not the most productive day for you. You sit down at the table. Get up Sit down again. Swing on a chair. Open a browser window. Come in the mail. Respond to Google chat. Answer again. In this article, we’ll show you how to find the best time for each activity.

For the next few hours, you dive into your inbox. Occasionally there are reasons to distract from this activity (they are rarely more interesting or important - just different). Your fingers, as it were, regardless of the brain, will scroll through links to social accounts: screaming children on Facebook, talkative stars on Twitter, envy landscapes on Instagram, collection of dishes on Pinterest.

But what if done differently? Have you decided to surpass yourself today? By combining our efforts with Best Buy, we will try to find the best time for each lesson in a scientific and humorous form.

Welcome to your best day!

6.00 - Send letters that will actually be read
According to the data collected by the Internet marketing company HubSpot, the peak of viewing of letters falls around this time. Of course, an immediate answer cannot be guaranteed, but at least you will be heard.

6:30 - 8:30 - Do something
Dan Erieli, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, urges you to make the most of the first two hours of the day: “In general, people are more productive in the morning. Two hours after waking up is the best time. ”

8.00 - Make a very ethical decision.
This is an important day for you! Start it at a high moral level. According to studies published in Psychological Science, in the morning we tend to make more moral and ethical decisions than in the evening. Probably, a lot of energy and effort is spent so as not to become a liar and not look worse than we are, and self-control does not yet allow us to do the “ordinary, unremarkable” actions that we do every day. This is called the “morning effect of morality,” so hurry up to do something important.

10.30 - Grab a cup of coffee
If you want to - believe it or not - but according to Stephen Miller of Neuroscience DC, drinking a cup of coffee in the morning is not the best thing to do. Between 8 and 9 in the morning, the level of cortisol (the so-called “stress hormone”) in the body is quite high, that is, we are already quite alert. It is better to drink coffee between 9.30 and 11.30, when the concentration of cortisol begins to decline. (We recommend reading the useful article “How to get the most energy from caffeine . )

13.00 - Write an interesting post on Facebook
According to the marketing company QuickSprout, it was at this time that the maximum number of people were ready to share a link to your post.

13.30 - Take a nap
Feel free, you deserve it! The optimal sleep time depends on when you woke up that day. If you got up at 6 a.m., then 1:30 p.m. is the right time to take a nap, well, of course, if you got rid of all these important letters. Optimal is a little sleep for 10-20 minutes. Provided that allows the workplace. If your office does not have a special room for sleeping, you always have your own car and other creative solutions at your disposal.

16.00 - Take a break
How about another break? According to a small non-scientific survey conducted by Sparkology dating service, users are 40% more likely to receive a response to a sent message within business hours than after 5 p.m. Alex Furmansky, the founder of the company, claims that messages sent in the evening have several obstacles for perception: 1 - a message on Friday evening means that you are sitting, sad and lonely, in front of the computer, instead of talking with friends, 2 - such letters can perceived as rash, 3 - the recipient, most likely, is not in front of his computer.

17.00 - Ask for an increase
Despite the fact that during working hours you walk around sites, say, online dating, we believe that you are a fairly conscientious employee. You really have devoted time and energy to your work and are ready to ask your boss for an increase in your salary. Lyn Ellis, a Texas-based career trainer, said in an interview with Real Simple: “The most important thing is to choose the moment when your boss is in no hurry and is ready to really listen.” Be reasonable: if you and your boss are “larks,” then you need to touch on this issue in the middle of the day.

18.00 - Be creative
If you really are a “morning person”, then, as it turns out, your creative peak falls on the evening when you are distracted and slightly tired. Marek B. Waite and Rose T. Sachs in 2011 conducted a study in which “deep” and “analytical” problems were addressed at the optimal and not optimal time of the day. The results indicate that the deep, requiring a creative approach and the “moment of insight”, it is better to leave for a time when your energy and internal constraints are somewhat weakened.

PS. We recommend another article on the topic - Why you should ignore some tips on saving time.

Translation by Vyacheslav Davidenko, founder of MBA Consult

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