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Optimize "Prime Time" Productivity

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When is your brain's "prime time"?

Take time to reflect on when your brain works best. Neurological differences can make this different for everyone. Knowing when you feel most energized is vital to doing your best work.


Your brain works differently throughout the day. Your daily “prime time” – when you feel the most mentally sharp – may depend upon age, sex, lifestyle and environment. Listening to your natural rhythm and neurological patterns helps reserve "prime time" for deep, focused thinking.


  • Evaluate which tasks require intensive thinking.
  • Learn about your natural rhythm by keeping a daily journal.
  • Create a schedule that makes the most of your brain's "prime time."
  • Recharge your focus with five-minute brain breaks (five times each day.)

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