PSD Video Tip #38: Circadian Rhythm – Why You Should Learn More About It?

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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: Read More
About Timo Kiander

My name is Timo Kiander aka Productive Superdad.

I want to show you how to improve your productivity when working at home and find time for the fun stuff in your life!


  1. Great synopsis of the topic Timo.

    And in addition to the great post by me 8=) I really like the heatmap resource you’ve linked to by Charlie. It looks like he has some great stuff to start looking through. His concept of productive capacity vs productivity is certainly worth learning about.

    Thanks Timo. You do a great job with these videos. Someday I’m going to have to start doing video too.

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Thank you Bill for your contribution :)

      I’ll definitely want to learn more about the circadian rhythms. In fact, I just started reading about The Power of Full Engagement, which I think talks about this topic.


  2. Hey Timo

    Thank you for sharing. Some food for thought.

    I’m a stay at home dad. I look after my 2 year-old daughter during the day whilst my son is at nursery 4 days a week and I have them both 1 day a week.

    It can be a bit of a juggling act to get anything done and feeling tired can be a real issue in my productivity.

    I’ll have a go at recording when I feel tired during the course of next week so I can see if I can change things around a bit.



    • Timo Kiander says:

      Hi Tim!

      Sure, let me know how things turned out after some recording – were you able to detect any daily patterns?


  3. Timo,

    Thanks for the synopsis. A self-educated understanding of your circadian rhythms is invaluable.

  4. very interesting
    playing with ones biological clock sounds like a good idea
    thanks for the video :)

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