When do you feel most productive?

For me, I don’t know if there’s a specific time of day for productivity. I tend to be pretty able to get things done at any point in the day. And I don’t tend to have major bursts or lulls in energy. But there’s probably a couple of reasons for that.

The first reason is that I don’t drink coffee or consume any discernible amounts of caffeine. Ever. I don’t even drink decaf coffee or tea. It’s only naturally caffeine free tea for me – and a lot of water. I also don’t drink sugary soda – or really, much soda at all. No spikes of caffeine or sugar = fairly level energy.

The second is that I eat frequently throughout my day. Small snacks like chips, nuts, pretzels, or fruit for the most part. I do also keep Snickers handy – almost always! They are my favorite. And I won’t lie, sometimes my snack might be a more sugary item like a peanut butter cup, some other small candy bar, or even just a spoonful of peanut butter. I do have a sweet tooth! My point, though, is that my body’s energy level tends to stay fairly constant because I’m always (or at least regularly) feeding it something. So I feel constantly productive, or at least able to be productive.

There’s one more thing that dictates just how productive I really am, on just about any given day. And that is mindfulness. Starting the day doing something reflective helps me be more present and attuned with myself, which helps me be more mindful and move through life with awareness and focus. That something can be time alone reading scripture, meditating, doing yoga, and at some point includes writing – possibly journaling, micro journaling, or blogging – like I’m doing now! Writing gets my left and right brain hemispheres better connected, which really helps me be more integrated on a holistic level.

3 thoughts on “productive

  1. Willow

    Ah, so you’re getting your sugar and caffeine from chocolate. ^_^ jk. I don’t drink soda either, but I do drink coffee and unsweet tea. But, like you I’m productive at any hour of the day.

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