Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughout the day, week, and year. When it comes to productivity, you can take a couple of approaches to this reality.
Some would-be superheroes simply try to power through the low points through sheer force of willpower and caffeine. In the medium- and long-term, that’s an almost certain recipe for burnout. What’s the other approach? Working with your body’s natural rhythms to get the most out of the times when your energy is flagging-the last hour or so of your workday, for example.
So how do those who are most successful at surfing their moods for maximum productivity handle this generally low-energy low-focus period and set themselves up to achieve the maximum the next day? Experts offer surprisingly consistent advice.