I got the topic for today’s video from Bill Nickerson. In his e-mail he mentioned about circadian rhythms and why they are very important to your productivity.
For instance, you might notice that you are very productive after waking, up whereas in the afternoon, you can barely keep yourself awake. This is circadian rhythm in action.
Check out the video for more information about this topic and also, check out Bill’s post on this topic on his blog.
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Shownotes and resources:
- Video length: 02:07
- Productivity and circadian rhythms (Bill Nickerson – @LoneWolfMuskoka)
- How heatmapping your productivity and make you more productive (Charlie Gilkey)
- Transcript: [spoiler]Hello, this is Timo from ProductiveSuperdad.com, and today I wanted to
share a tip that I got from Bill Nickerson by e-mail. Bill mentioned about
circadian rhythms and why it’s very important to learn more about it.Well, basically, a circadian rhythm is a natural pattern that we follow on
a daily basis, and a circadian rhythm dictates when we are alert or when we
are feeling tired. When you know this information, when you are alert or
when you are feeling tired, it much easier for you to plan your day, for
example, the night before.
So, what I want you to do is that you should be aware of your alertness or
tiredness, when you are feeling tired, when you are feeling alert. For
example, you could have a log where you are recording those times when you
are feeling good and when you are energized, then on the other hand, when
you are feeling tired.
When you have gathered this type of information, it’s much easier for you
to see a pattern, and it’s also much easier for you to understand when you
should be doing a certain type of work. So, for example, if you need to
have one hundred percent focus on certain tasks, you should be doing that
during your peak times. Whereas, when you are feeling tired, you might just
take a nap or focus on some less valuable things on your list.
Anyway, that’s basically what circadian rhythm is all about, and what I
want to do is that you also go to Bill’s site and check out his post on
this topic. I have also included some other resources on this very same
subject. So, please share this video on Facebook, on Twitter, on different
social bookmarking sites. Check out those resources under this video, and I
will talk to you soon. Bye-bye.[/spoiler]