Exploiting Your Highest Energy Zone

High v Low Energy Zones

If you are like most people you have a period of each day when your energy is highest and period when it is lower. You can focus more, concentrate better and be more productive during your high energy period or zone then you can when you are feeling slow.

For me, and a lot of people, my highest energy zone is in the morning. I can think better, work harder, concentrate better and get more done between 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM. After that it is a slow slide downward to my lowest energy zone which is generally between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

You may be the opposite. Many people are slow in the morning but have their high energy time in the afternoon or late evening.
In a recent blog article Trent Hamm tells us to keep an energy diary to track your energy levels. For most people I doubt that it is necessary to do that. You know when you are up and when you are down, energy wise, if you pay any attention to your own rhythms. (Simple Dollar blog.)
If keeping an energy diary helps you figure it out that is fine but for most of us we are well aware of our own high and low energy zones.
Trent advises us to do most of our high value work during our high energy time. That is great advice and to the extent you can do that it is a good idea. The problem is that most us have to work throughout the day and cannot focus our work on a few hours a day.
One thing you can do though is to use your high energy zone to do your serious thinking and study. You can also take more breaks during your low energy zone and use exercise to boost the energy you do have available to you.
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Trent also discusses using some of the techniques taught by David Allen in his Getting Things Done book. Here I agree with Trent completely. Allen’s book and program are very effective and if you can exercise the self-discipline to follow it every day it can make you much more effective. I highly recommend Allen’s book.
How do you make the best use of your energy and time?
Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.