Hack Your Chronotype For Maximum Productivity

Optimizing a workday is quintessential for personal and personal success. In order to climb the ladder of an organization, one needs to be efficient and awake at all times. Once this is achieved, not only will your career grow, but you will enjoy the process more.

 

However, one culprit above almost all others can hold us back: sleepiness.

 

Coming to work tired is a chronic condition for many in the workforce. Late nights are typical happenstance in today’s culture. People are getting home later and staying out later as well. This in-of-itself isn’t a bad thing, as long as one knows how to adapt. Whether you have an international call or have to work late hours to get a project done, working smarter will save your sleep schedule and sanity.

 

Casper designed a flowchart meant to help you discover your chronotype and make the most of your day.

 

Everyone has a chronotype. Most people are a mix of different types, but lean a majority of the way towards a specific one. The four types are a Lion, Dolphin, Bear or Lion. Each animal describes what sleep pattern you have and how to make the most out of it.

 

For example, Lions are those people who are early risers and can charge ahead straight out of bed. Typically, this chronotype is most effective with a morning workout. Lions are very charismatic but tend to lose energy towards the end of the day. For this reason, it’s suggested that this chronotype schedule important meetings before lunch and understand that when it’s time to call it a day, they do so. This will help solidify a productive sleep-work schedule.

 

The opposite of a lion is a wolf. Wolf-types are most productive at night and more introverted.

 

Check out their flowchart and description below to start making the most out of your awake time.

 

 

Discover your chronotype

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Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/