A couple of weeks ago, at dinner, my 15 y0 son Wesley said, “I’m tired.” When I mentioned starting his homework earlier than usual so he could turn in early, he said no.
To honor his peak productivity state.
“Mom, I can’t focus well before 7 p.m. and it takes me longer to do my homework than if I wait until 7. At 7, I’m ready to do it. I can focus and get it done more easily.”
Are there certain times of the day when you a slump and find yourself reading the same material over and over again without retaining what you read?
Do you find yourself zoning out, unable to focus, or trying not to doze off at your desk?
To help move through the productivity slump, back into flow:
- Get up and move your body a bit. Get some blood flowing.
- Explore when you are most productive, turned on, plugged in, and ready to go.
- Eliminate as many distractions as you can and focus on one thing and one thing only during that time — getting work done.