I’ve seen lots of advice about how time management is related to energy management, to trying to find the best time of day for you to do specific tasks.
I usually try to avoid that kind of thinking because once I start trying to optimize, I can fall into a thinking loop and be unable to do anything because I’m not sure it’s the ‘best’ time to do it.
That being said, I’ve noticed recently that I get a lot done on Friday afternoons.
And I can focus pretty well between 4:30 and 5:30.
Interestingly, those are the times that I am usually trying to be done for the day or for the week.
Clearly that has to change.
Maybe it’s the feeling of a deadline – the end of the work day, the end of the work week – that makes those times so effective for me.
It would make sense – part of the reason I have trouble starting things is because they feel like they are going to go on forever
I’m not going to extend my work day though. I definitely don’t need more work hours, I need work hours that are more effective.
So perhaps I can do some of the things I usually do in the latter part of the day/week at other times and free myself up to work at those focused times.
Let’s see how that goes.