Every human activity, whether small or great, has its proper time. There is a right time and a wrong time to do all these things. When a person carries out these actions at the right time, his efforts are usually successful. But at a wrong time, the same efforts would not be successful.
But people must study if they want to know the right time to do each task. A wise person uses that knowledge when he arranges his work. That is how a wise farmer decides when to sow his seed. That is how a wise king decides when to make peace with his enemies. That is how everyone should arrange every activity. Here is a cheat sheet for the best times to do some tasks :
- 7am > Exercise. Research suggests exercising before breakfast is most helpful for losing weight and boosting energy levels. The reason may be that it sets up the body for an all-day fat burn.
- 9:45am > Drink Coffee. The stress hormone cortisol, which regulates energy, generally peaks between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., so you likely don’t need the boost until after 9:30.
- 10am > Do focused work. Your “biological prime time” refers to the hours of the day when you have the most energy. To find your BPT, try cutting all caffeine and alcohol from your diet, eating as little sugar as possible, and waking up without an alarm, while keeping a log of your hourly energy levels. Yours might not start at 10 a.m.
- 10:30am >Interview for a job. This is likely the most convenient time for the interviewer. They won’t feel rushed, and they’ve probably had time to check their email and get ready for your appointment.
- 11am > Take a break. Research suggests that the best time to take a break is midmorning. It’s easier to restore your gradually diminishing mental resources when you take a break closer to the start of the workday.
- 2-3pm > Take a nap. Mid afternoon is the best time to take a nap. We typically experience some sleepiness after lunch, plus a nap at this time is likely to interfere with nighttime rest than naps later on.
- 3pm > Hold a meeting. A study found that 3pm on a Tuesday is the best time for a team meeting. That’s when everyone is most likely to be available.
- 6pm > Do creative work. Scientists says tasks that require a lot of attention also exhaust your inhibitions, or your brain’s capacity to filter our unnecessary information. So consider tackling creative tasks right after work.