Does your personal time clock have an impact on your time management?
By Gabriele Kaier, 24.08.2016, Approx. 3 min reading time.
The rhythm of your personal time clock has a significant impact on how much you accomplish during your working day. Here are a few tips on how to figure out your body rhythms and how to use your energy more successfully.The rhythm of your personal time clock has a significant impact on how much you accomplish during your working day. Here are a few tips on how to figure out your body rhythms and how to use your energy more successfully. If you become aware of your moods and energy level changes throughout the day, you can significantly improve your productivity and also your creativity.
The Owl versus The Lark: There are two chronotypesThe two most common chronotypes are known colloquially as the night owl and the morning lark. While these can be difficult to define, night owls tend to go to sleep much later and also rise later in the morning, while morning larks hit the hay earlier and also rise earlier. Chronobiology research has found that the rhythm of night owls and morning larks differ by approximately two hours. Studies attest that it is not possible to change an evening person to a morning person and vice versa; the rhythm of the human body is genetically manifested. (Study of Achim Kramer/Berliner Charité)
Balancing tasks – do the right work at the right timeDifferent types of work require different levels of energetic output:
- Assign imporant tasks, for which you need a large amount of concentration, to periods of high-energy.
- Light and administrative tasks can be done when your concentration and energy are low.