10X Productivity by capitalizing on your Circadian Rhythm. How? Try this method. (Free resource included)

Some of us are morning larks, some are night owls. How does this impact your productivity, and how can you test this? Here’s a tool to track your own data, and then make improvements based on it.

Dominik Nitsch

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Morning person, evening person, afternoon person. Which one are you?

You’ll have an intuitive answer to this. I, for example, am definitely a morning person, and rather useless anytime after 5pm.

Thursdays are also by far more productive than any other day of the week.

How is this possible?

It all has to do with our circadian rhythm (and the way we design our workdays).

#1 — Circadian Rhythm Explainer

The Circadian Rhythm is our natural body cycle that lasts roughly 24 hours. It’s what gets us up in the morning, and makes us sleepy at night. Every person’s circadian rhythm is slightly different — some are morning larks, some are night owls, some are in between (like my ex-girlfriend who was/is a self-proclaimed “afternoon person”). These types are called “Chronotypes”, and explain when you’re most alert.

Your chronotype determines when you’re sleepy and when you’re not.

But how do these relate to productivity?

Morning larks work better in the morning and night owls better at night. Nothing too crazy here. But there are deviations in the meantime — and identifying your most productive hours goes a long way to being a more effective person.

How do you find out what works best for you?

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#2 — Intuition vs Data

You could use your intuition. But you’ll have a lot of biases, and might draw the wrong conclusions.

You could also use data. That’s probably more accurate.

Which is what we’ll do.

For the next three weeks, I want you to run an experiment. Every hour on the dot (during the…

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Dominik Nitsch

Entrepreneur | Athlete | Writer. Reflecting on life’s challenges and figuring out ways to overcome them.