Off the Clock: Embracing My Abnormal Circadian Rhythms
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Because I’m off school for the next couple of months, I’ve been settling into a new schedule, one with a little bit more flexibility since I don’t have as many responsibilities to juggle. It’s really forced me to slow down—which is great! The past few years have been super busy, so I’m enjoying the change of pace. I’ve been writing a lot, but there’s freedom in knowing I don’t have to if I don’t want to.
I recently read a book about minimalism, which encouraged you to take note of your circadian rhythms and how they affect your workflow. I’ve noticed that, pretty much without fail, I don’t really get started until 2 p.m. If I have somewhere to be, that’s a different story, but if I’m at home, I usually end up replying to emails or catching up on social media until the afternoon. My prime work window is 2 pm to 6 pm, which I always saw as a stumbling block. My mom is an early riser, so I think I wanted to be like her and get a bunch of stuff done right when I wake up, but now that I’ve embraced my body’s way of doing things, my productivity has skyrocketed.
I wrote a column about it if you’re interested in learning more!