Trying to find my best work times

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.