Did you know that completing one task could take twice as long as it should depending on the time of day?
Think back to a time you FORCED yourself to complete a project. Remember the struggle? You were distracted by every shiny object. You kept telling yourself, “Just 15 more minutes – you can do anything for 15 minutes.” Then, you realized you spent 14 of those 15 minutes on Facebook and were no closer to completing the project.
Yet, this same project, scheduled at a different time of day, is sooooooooooo easy!
Throughout the day, our energy shifts like a sine wave. (Cue my inner Sheldon Cooper!)
At times you’ll have maximum focus, the highest motivation, and more energy than the Energizer Bunny. These are your peak times of day, the time you are most productive – your Biological Prime Time (BPT). (more about this topic here.)
On the other hand, you also have times where just concentrating on one task at a time is difficult, keeping your eyes open is a challenge, and you are able to procrastinate like a pro. (NOT a good thing!) This is your trough time.
Doesn’t it make sense that if you knew when your BPT times were (and when your trough periods were) you could schedule your tasks appropriately?
Projects that require your strongest focus, motivation, and energy should be scheduled during your BPT time.
The fluff tasks (hello – EMAIL!) could be checked off during your low times.
What’s possible when you switch your schedule around to take into account your energy, motivation, and focus?
The obvious answer is that it will take you less time to complete a task.
But, it’s even more than that!
When you schedule these tougher tasks during your BPT, you are giving the BEST OF YOU to the task! (When is the last time you deliberately gave a project everything you had?)
I was having this BPT conversation with one of my clients yesterday and she shared that she wants to live in the land of “AND.” She wants tasks to take less time AND the outcomes to be even more fantastic than they typically are. In fact, she told me that she was excited to figure out what the “BEST OF ME” looked like when it came to running her business.
Do you ever wonder what the Best of YOU could look like when it comes to time? Are you looking to create amazing outcomes in 2019, but know that your time management is holding you back?
What would be possible for you if you got your time on track?
- Figure out your BPT and trough times.
- Create a menu of tasks and projects that can go into the BPT and trough times.
- Arrange your schedule to take advantage of as many BPT times per week as possible.
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Let’s get you on BPT and ACCOMPLISHING all the big goals together.
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