Go Gentle On Your Brain

See if any of the following actions are possible and will help.

1. Figure Out When You’re at Your Best

Everybody follows a different schedule. Cycles known as circadian rhythms dictate when we wake up, when we ‘feel’ awake, how much stamina we have, and how well we work.

Some are morning people while others are night owls. If you wake up in the morning and, right away, feel ready to go and get to work, you might want to do your most important work first off.

If, on the other hand, you feel like you’re not exactly a human until after noon, think about spending your morning doing easier or more mundane tasks and leave a chunk of your afternoon open to really take care of business.

2. Break Your Work Into Different Categories

Every job requires a variety of skills and tasks to get the job done. You’ll have to interact with colleagues or clients or strangers, organize, manage, craft, or initiate.

If you’re finding yourself yawning at 2:30 p.m. every day, one of the above categories has probably tired and stressed you out.

Try to break up your work into categories like “Networking and Communication,” “Planning Ahead,” and “Creative.”

It might just help you understand what’s using up so much mental energy. Consider planning a ‘technology-free’ hour or hours and use that time to do what needs to be done.

This is essential to achieving what Cal Newport calls “Deep Work” — work periods where we are totally focused and immersed in the task, in a state of flow.

Did you know there are supplements that will help manage brain fatigue? For more information on those and how planning can help, see Collective-Evolution.com

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