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That's how our inner clock is ticking
In every one of us a very special clock ticks. This is neither steel nor plastic and you can not program it with just a few clicks. Controlled by the sun, this clock ticks for six million years. And this watch is absolutely indifferent, whether straight shift is or an important meeting is pending. It ticks and provides us with a firm pattern of high and low phases for body, mind and emotions. If we work against them, we wear out our energy. If we take advantage of it, we can fully exploit our potential.
In order to understand how we make the best use of the various performance phases, we consider them in two levels.
1. Level: the function
Of course we appear willing to work and on time to the shift or to the meeting. We will complete our tasks. Sometimes more and less motivated. Times more and times less with the thing. Afterwards we also feel more and less exhausted. This has been so fierce to us since school, so we do not even question whether it should be so.
Even before we began to think properly, we were drilled on working after the clock. This functionality is important for optimizing processes. It degrades us to service providers according to norm. And who is constantly ticking for foreign watches, is constantly over or under-challenged, which makes him tired and so less rebellious. We are thus better controllable and gratefully comply with the norm to our already attacked energy resources through Criticism not even to stress.
There is another way.
2. Level: the quality
To be able to appear punctually and willingly to work to the shift or to the meeting, that remains to us. It also remains for us to do some of the tasks to spare our energies. But we often have a lot more to do with our tasks than we often believe.
In most cases, we can vary when we tackle tasks where we need all our creativity, plan and organize, when we conduct demanding discussions, or concentrate on our work.
6 Tips: How to determine when to perform the best activities
- Take a piece of paper at a relaxed moment in a relaxing atmosphere.
- In turn, think back to various activities such as being creative, planning, organizing, conducting important conversations, working off, etc.
- Example Creativity: At what times do you have your best ideas? Is this mostly in the morning, in the morning or only in the evening? Make a note of these times or plot them graphically using a graph.
- Make a note of the daily phases of all your usual activities, which are particularly easy for you.
- The same is true for a typical week. Do you have your most creative days at the beginning of the week or maybe even on weekends?
- Identically, you can design your year: At what seasons are you especially active? When do you feel extremely needful recovery?
How to find your own work rhythm
According to your results, you can now plan your daily, weekly and yearly schedules. If, for example, you have your most creative phases early in the morning, you should also keep time free for creativity and not be stealing time from distracting activities. If you notice a significant lack of energy in the early afternoon, do not make important conversations or high-concentration tasks. Work there, for example, lying down.
So you will be able to let far more freedom flow into your day. You will realize more and more how much you can be master of the situation and where you change the dependence of the functioning in voluntary action. You will be successful if you listen to yourself and actually believe yourself.
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