Our energy levels ebb and flow through the day. There will be periods when you’re drained and feeling unproductive, so it’s important to figure out how to be productive when you’re tired.
I’ve made no secret about my night owl tendencies over the years. The sweet spot for my productivity is the early afternoon, with a second wind coming in the later part of the evening. My body clock just works that way. And one of my principles is to not fight my body clock.
I’m tired when I get up in the morning. I tend to stay that way until the later part of the morning. If I wanted to keep productive during those low energy times, I had to come up with a strategy. I did… and it works.
The “How to Be Productive When You’re Tired” Strategy That Works
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I also use this tactic whenever I’m sick. That way I can keep things moving forward – even in a small way – instead of doing nothing and letting my tasks on my to-do list pile up while I’m sick so that the list seems impossible to tackle once I’m better.
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, this way of attacking your to-do list will work. You can even use it on a sticky note or with whatever tool you have on hand when you need to get something out of your head. If you want to be productive even when you’re sick or tired, then make sure to give this strategy a try. It works.
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