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Pick the right time to maximize your focus

Posted: May 17, 2019


Excerpt from Be Your Personal Best: Focus by Master Christopher Rappold

For me, my prime time for getting things done is in the morning before 11:30 a.m. At this time, my mind feels like it is on autopilot. After lunch I have trouble tying my shoes (not really, but what a huge difference!). I have a choice to make - I can go with what seems over a period of years to be my peak mental focus time or I can ignore it and attempt to stubbornly push through my down time.

Everyone is different. Some people are best in the morning while others are better in the afternoon or evening. Whatever your natural peak mental time is, prepare your work to take full advantage because once it is gone it’s gone. This isn’t to say that you can get tasks done during other parts of the day but for tasks that require attentive focus, you are going to be less than what you could be in quality progress.

As a parent, you want to be in tune with when your child seems to respond best. Time for doing homework for some children maybe best as soon as they get home from school, while others need some relaxation or activity to get themselves back into their focus zone.

Pay attention to how your body feels. Consistently feeling energized during certain parts of the day gives you insights into what time you should be setting aside for your most important work to be done.

Master Christopher Rappold has authored many books on personal development as well as self-defense and bullying strategies. His book Be Your Personal Best: Focus helps you to learn how to focus and keep your distractions at bay. If you would like a free copy of this book, please click here.

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