Wednesday, November 18, 2009

When are you at your best?

When are you at your best?
In our survey last month we asked at what time of day you worked most effectively (see the results on the main page). Almost half the 3,212 respondents said that they work best from 8:00-10:00am and most others worked best at some other time of the morning. Only ten percent of respondents said that they were ‘always on their game’. When you plan meetings, appointments or time for important project work, you should always consider your natural biorhythm. This is the recurring cycle of biological processes that affect your emotional, intellectual and physical activity. Most of us are 'morning' people - others are 'afternoon' people.

Ask yourself and your colleagues if they consider this when planning the day. Look around the office-see people busying themselves with trivia first thing each morning and going into vital strategic meetings at 2:00 pm-the time when very few are at peak performance levels.

Here's a simple process to ensure that you do the most important things in life when you are at your best!

Determine the two hours of the day when you feel your best.

Schedule your 'A' activities for this time slot.

Protect this 'time space' from all intruders.

If you do this for a week or two you will see an immediate productivity gain!
Start today to develop the skills that will help you stay balanced and in control of your personal agenda. By developing essential skills such as time management, personal organization, life/work balance and workload management you will improve every aspect of your life.

David Anderson - President - Okanagan Training Solutions
Priority Management - A Better Way to Work
250 762-5096 / 1-877-762-5096

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