[This could also be applied to authoring, writing articles/doing full-time research, or preparing a submission to an academic journal].
- 1. Early morning -> early afternoon
- Most focused; complete assignments in class or at a “worksite”
- No distractions, (not even phone calls unless emergency or on 5-minute break to talk to family, e.g.).
- Go in “airplane mode” or just turn off as many devices as you can.
- Up super early before work/study/class? -> have a moment of peace, go for a run, do yoga, take a walk, or trip to the gym
- Avoid many “working lunches”
- Eat and take an actual break for at least an hour – up to a couple of hours possible if recovering from any physical symptoms; e.g. illness, or if it is a particularly exhausting or difficulty with adjusting type of week
- 2. Afternoon until early evening
- Could be more productive than morning depending on work style
- Bulk hours of work and study completed here (4-7)
- Take a small break after this in between evening shift: ->
- 3. Late evening if necessary for extra review or practice
- (I can be a bit of a night owl though know that 6-7 hours of sleep is important; particularly when retaining information)
- Ideally have a time window before sleep where your workday ends. Lights off, books closed, computer turned off. The end 🌝🌚
Disclaimer: This could all change or turn upside down at some point!! (And I am speaking especially to myself on this one) -> Just stay as consistent as possible; keep the faith and focus; work and work diligently. Five more full days left in May.