How To Improve Your Productivity Rate Using the Concept of Biological Prime Time

I have a secret that will change your life. This is important for understanding how to be more productive. Productivity tips are not helpful for everyone because what you do and how you do it varies from person to person. The first thing you need to do is figure out what time of day you are most productive—your biological prime time. Knowing this will allow you to be more productive throughout the day.

Why don’t we talk about how to structure your day so that it is more efficient for you? You can calculate your BPT and then use this information to be more productive.

Your biological prime time is a kind of rhythm. It tells you when you are most energetic and times when you are not as active. It is important to know this because it will help you make your schedule, or know what to do at the times that are the least productive for you.

For example, someone may tell you to do your most important work in the morning. But this might not work for you. This person is more motivated in the morning and you may be more productive at other times like afternoons or evenings.

You might have heard of something called a circadian rhythm. It is the 24-hour cycle that controls our sleep and wake times. But inside this there are other cycles, called ultradian rhythms. These are cycles with high frequency brain activity for about 90 minutes and then low-frequency brain activity for 20 minutes after that.

Our brains can only focus for a certain amount of time before they need a break. During these periods, you are able to get more work done. To find out when your brain is at its most focused, try to work on important tasks during the 90 minute periods when you have energy, and take care of minor tasks or spend time relaxing in between those times. To find out more about your own working habits, identify these energy cycles and learn how long they last.

How to find your most energetic times

To find your prime time, you need one tool – for example, a notebook or spreadsheet. You can also use an app on your phone. You need this to record all of the times when you are energized and when you are not energized.

Once you have this tool ready, here are the steps that will help with finding your prime time.

To know your biological prime time, you will need to set aside three weeks. You should do this because if you only track it for one or two days, you won’t have enough data to see what your typical energy level is like. People usually think that three weeks is enough time for this kind of experiment.

Record your experience based on a 1-10 scale. The best way to track your energy is to assign each hour of the day a number, with one being very low and ten being the highest. For example, you might have an 8 in the morning and a 4 at night – that would mean that you were more active in the morning than during night time hours. Consider your energy carefully and then write down the number.

You should avoid coffee or any other stimulant you might drink. Stay away from alcohol and any other drug that could have an impact on your readings.

What should you do if you are dependent on caffeine or other substances to get through your day? The best course of action is to start measuring your biological prime time only when you have stopped using that substance. For example, if not getting your daily coffee fix gives you severe side effects, wait until skipping a cup of coffee no longer impacts you negatively.

Do your best to keep on your normal schedule. When you do something on your normal schedule, it will be easier to know when you are struggling. You will start to see how much energy you have in the mornings and afternoons. You can use this information to make real changes in your life by using data-driven decisions.

Keep the same schedule you have now. You’ll see how it helps with your energy once you start using your natural energy flow instead of fighting it.

How to use your BPT data

Once you have your data, identify trends. If the majority of the time, you had higher energy ratings as part of an experiment, then that is a good time for you to do more intense work. If most of the time, your energy levels were low in the morning and went up throughout the day, then it’s best to start with less demanding tasks when you first wake up or else it will be hard for you to do anything at all.

Plan your schedule around your energy levels. This means that you will need to know when you are the most energetic and when you are not. When you know these, then create a schedule for yourself that only has 90 minute blocks of time during the most productive periods.

Then find the times in your schedule when you have lower energy. You can use these to do less demanding tasks that need to get done. For example, you could do laundry or grocery shopping during these times. But make sure you leave some time for other important things throughout your day, like going to the gym or taking a break. Once this is set up, try it for a few weeks and then see if anything needs changing.

Think about how much energy you have during different parts of the day. For example, you might find that you are more energetic early in the morning. This means that your work at 7-10AM will be better suited for tasks like planning, organizing, and brainstorming. Your energy is likely to dip from around 10 AM so those hours might be better for reading, eating or exercising.

Do your hardest work during your best times. Use your less productive times for easier tasks. This way you can relax and take breaks. You can’t come back to hard work if you never take a break. You could use your downtime to check email, but also make sure that when you are taking a break, it leaves you feeling well-rested for when you go back to work.

For example, you might want to do relaxing exercises like meditation or yoga. You might also need some healthy snacks that are not just temporary boosts, like sugary foods or coffee. You can also stretch your muscles or get some light exercise. Watch funny videos, inspiring videos, and chat with someone for a quick break. Get out of the house in nature if it is possible!

Throughout the day, you will have different energy levels. Think about what your body is telling you and write it down so that you can see patterns. Then start to plan your schedule accordingly. Once you have done this, block out time for activities based on what energy level is best for you at that moment in time. If something feels too demanding or too much work, then don’t do it!

The concept of biological prime time is a great way to increase your productivity rate. In order to do this, you need to schedule tasks that are more difficult for later in the day. This will allow your brain function at its peak level and help with concentration and attention span. As we all know, it’s hard work to stay productive throughout the entire day!