By Mildred Munjanganja | September 27, 2012
I like schedules, but I build them around what needs to be done, what I have going on and at times, what I prefer to do.
Have you ever used your body clock to determine when to perform tasks? Or have your daily demands determined where things fall on your schedule?.
According to research conducted by the University of Southern California, you are most cognitive mid-day. Your body temperature rises and increases as the day progresses, making you more efficient. They suggest taking a warm shower in the morning to aid this process.
Afternoon, you will notice that you may become less focused and between noon and 4pm, you may be easily distracted, this can be attributed to a reduction in alertness and the foods that you consume at lunch-time.
Some studies conducted by the Albion College in Michigan suggest that in the evening when you are fatigued, your mind wanders more freely, boosting your creative powers and making you more readily prepared to explore alternative solutions to problems that require open ended thinking.
I personally like working out first thing in the morning, but the experts seem to think that you are less likely to get injured between 3pm and 6pm and your muscle strength and lung efficiency are heightened at this time. They also recommend eating only when you are awake and active – the thought of eating while asleep made me laugh.