14 hour day today (including commute). Who says the work ethic is dead? ;O)
To start off with I was pretty productive, I got a hell of a lot done. After a while I just got tired and started having difficulty thinking straight.
I have always known I was a “stay up late, get up late” type person, but now I have worked out the times I am most productive for certain tasks.
From getting in to 10:00 my time is best spent answering emails, calling people back and doing routine admin tasks. Between 10:00 and 12:00 is a really good programming time. The afternoon, between 12 and 2 especially can be really good for thinking/creative work. Towards 3 or 4 is a good time for meetings or research as my brain changes down a gear. I pick up towards home time and kick into ultra high gear. If I work over this actually increases until fatigue sets in. About 7:00 is pretty much the peak, trailing off steeply the other side of 7:30.
I wonder if this is just me, or if this is a universal thing? I don’t mean the exact times, just the general concept of optimum times of day for certain jobs ..