To be filled with feelings, rewards of daily sweat, sometimes more …
Nothing worthy seems to start very well in afternoons if not begun in morning, or night before. Or some other morning, or other night.
Afternoons are for finishing, nearly finishing. And for naps.
People everywhere know this. Yet, we expect stellar performance from people in meetings, at conferences, at desks – at home, or in parliament.
Makes no sense to expect high quality productivity when siesta is a better idea.
Evenings are good (especially if you’ve napped – ask any child) , can be highly productive. Phones don’t wring, few meetings, people are more relaxed, receptive to ideas, more likely to listen (telemarketers, door-to-door sales folk all know this).
When is your optimal time?
Middle of the night – are you a four o’clock in the morning person?
When does your motor purr, when can you really produce?
I find that time most people call middle of the night, from 3AM to 6AM, often my most productive. Not every day, not every night.
Everyone has a best time.
Everyone has their worst.
Why is it we live in a world where we know that – yet we organize around 8 to 4 or 9 to 5 regimens, Monday to Friday?
What happens to those who function best very early, or very late, or are at their best on weekends?
We need better fits.
For those of us who work best at odd hours, wouldn’t it be great, to do our shopping in the middle of the day, or wend our way through traffic in the middle of the night?
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 12C/53F, overcast and damp; Gusta keeps looking for that deer at the same house – so maybe tomorrow we need another route …
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