My most productive periods tend to be first thing in the morning and late afternoon/early evening1. I suffer terribly – like many people – with a post-lunch/early afternoon slump.
Having battled it, ignored it, slept through it, worked through it and, frequently, failed to do anything with it, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to beat the slump is to embrace it.
Whenever your slump may come, using it wisely is the key to keeping productive all day. My slump is spent catching up on the blogs and websites that I like to read every day, a bit of conversation on Twitter and back-and-forthing on Facebook.
Finding something that’s useful and productive as well as being light on the brain is key to avoiding the loss of two hours of your day to your dip.
Some other posts you might like:
- Finding your Productivity Peak
- Stirring Debate to Fuel Creativity
- It’s Easier To Do Than To Seek Forgiveness For Not Doing
- Pick of the Web: Kicking Fear’s Ass
- Know Thyself
- although I have to say, when I’m writing I’m rather prone to pulling hyper-productive all-nighters [↩]