Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Could you pack more into each day if you did everything at the optimal time?

Your Body's Best Time for Everything - WSJ.com http://on.wsj.com/NPzrK2 via @WSJ

Could you pack more into each day if you did everything at the optimal time?
A growing body of research suggests that paying attention to the body clock, and its effects on energy and alertness, can help pinpoint the different times of day when most of us perform our best at specific tasks, from resolving conflicts to thinking creatively.
Many people are squeezing so much into their days that old-fashioned time management doesn't work, productivity researchers say. Sue Shellenbarger on Lunch Break explains how productivity research is yielding new clues on more ways to be energy-efficient. Photo: Getty Images.
Most people organize their time around everything but the body's natural rhythms. Workday demands, commuting, social events and kids' schedules frequently dominate—inevitably clashing with the body's circadian rhythms of waking and sleeping.
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