How? Here is intelligence from Quick and Simple Magazine on the best times to do certain activities. So after hearing these, you’ll be able to plan your day in mere seconds! For example:
- When’s the best time to make a tough decision? Do it around 10am. That’s because the brain area responsible for concentration and focus is most active two to four hours after you wake up – which is about 10am for most people. Know this: Your communication skills are also best in late morning – so it’s a good time to schedule a meeting, return calls or go on a job interview.
- Let’s talk about the best time to balance your checkbook. Pencil that in around 3pm. Why? Because body temperature begins to rise in the afternoon, speeding blood flow to the brain and increasing mental sharpness. If you don’t think your boss will buy the excuse of “I can’t work on that sales report because it cuts into peak check-balancing time,” then do it between 8 and 9pm. That’s a time when we’re alert and our brains are better suited to working with numbers.
- Another “best time” that’ll help you plan your day: The best time to take a walk. Do it at 5pm. Your body temperature is at its highest. Which’ll boost your energy so you can walk further and faster. The further and faster you walk, the more calories you’ll burn!
- When’s the best time to go to bed? Turn in at 11pm. Why? Because production of the sleep hormone melatonin is at its peak – making it the ideal time to get some sleep. If going to bed at 11pm won’t get you the recommended eight hours of sleep, turn in earlier. A lack of sleep raises your risk for heart disease, depression and even weight gain – so it’s not worth sacrificing your health for the sake of going to bed at the “perfect time”.