Throughout the day, we all have natural peaks and troughs in our energy levels that can affect our alertness and ability to concentrate and learn. Research shows we work more efficiently and improve concentration by learning tasks during these peak hours.
Your brains best time to learn is based on a number of factors including sleep patterns, exposure to light and genetic makeup, and while everyone’s peak time for performing can vary, listed below are recommendations to help you hone in and perform your best during your brains peak hours.
9 AM – 11 AM: Best Time for Creativity
Your brain now has moderate levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can actually help your mind focus. Because you’re prepared for learning, this is the time you should take on tasks that require analysis and concentration.
11 AM – 2 PM: Best Time for Difficult Tasks
By now, levels of the sleep hormone melatonin have dipped sharply from the early morning. This means it’s the best time to take on multiple task or the more difficult projects or tasks, according to German researchers.
3PM – 6 PM: Best Time for Collaboration
By the late afternoon the brain is becoming more fatigued. Although your brain is not as sharp as earlier, you’re more easygoing, so plan a low-pressure task during this time of the day. It is also a great time for exercising since studies show that grip strength, manual dexterity, and other physical skills are at their strongest by early evening.
6 PM – 8 PM: Best Time for Personal Tasks
During this time, researchers found that the brain has entered the ‘maintenance’ phase, which is when melatonin production is still at low levels. As a result, chances of getting tired are low. It’s a good time to direct your mental energy toward yourself and your family and friends before the exhaustion of the evening kicks in.
8 PM – 10 PM: Best Time for Relaxing
In the evening levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter tied to energy, start to fade. In fact, 80% percent of serotonin is stimulated from exposure to daylight, so as the sun goes down people tend to slow down and become sleepier, therefore, it’s the best time to wind down and relax.
10 PM Forward: Best Time for Sleeping
This is the time when your brain is compiling together everything that it learned today, which it does during sleep so getting a good night’s sleep should be your top priority. Make sure to get 7-9 hours a night so in the morning your will be rested and your brain will be ready to start all over again.
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