Studies show that the least productive day is Friday – not a surprise. The most productive days are Monday and Tuesday.
The challenge is to discover what are your most productive days and plan accordingly.
For myself, Sunday seems to be one of my most productive days. I think it’s a throwback to when I had a Monday through Friday job. Sunday was the last day of the weekend to get things done so I would have this huge list of things to do over the weekend. And some got done on Friday. Saturday was usually a throwaway, fun kind of day. Sunday was it. Crunch time. As my dad used to say ‘Git ‘er done!’. And I did, or mostly so anyway. No one ever really finishes their entire list, do they?
I have this weird mental habit. I tend to think of things I need to learn or work on as homework. Probably a throwback to school that seems to work for me.
Anyway, your homework for today is to think about what days of the week are you most productive. Which days are least productive?
With that in mind, when you plan your next week, use that information. If you know Fridays are a complete bust for you, don’t plan anything critical for Friday. If you come in Monday with guns a-blazing, plan to hit the ground running with your top priority. Don’t forget this counts for work stuff and personal stuff.
Work with yourself, not against yourself.
Know your own habits. People have talked about this for time of day a lot. Day of the week doesn’t get mentioned as much, so be one of the ones that gets to know yourself better for a big productivity gain.
As for me, it’s Friday. I feel a nap coming on….zzzzzz