Improve your mental health by finding your own peak time and peak space to accomplish your goals: self care, mental health, and career goals!

better mental health with peak time and peak space

Summary of this post:

What is Your Peak Time?

How to accomplish your mental health goals by finding your peak time & space!

  1. How to Find Your Peak Time
  2. Carve Peak Space to Focus

Series: Time Management Skills

This is a 4-part series on time management skills.  Each article guides you through how to improve your mental health with better time management.

If you haven’t read the first few articles, that would be good place to start to build a good foundation on the importance of improving mental health with better time management through self care (article #1), creating more time through boundaries (article #2), creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals (article #3), and finding peak time and space (article #4).

  1. Time Management Skills Improve Self Care: How managing time helps you manage & improve self care.
  2. Create More Time with Time Boundaries: How to create more time in your routine, in your day, and in your health.
  3. S.M.A.R.T. Goals: How to set achievable S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  4. What is Your Peak Time? How to accomplish your mental health goals by finding your peak time & space.
    ***THIS BLOG POST***

What is Your Peak Time?

How to accomplish your mental health goals by finding your peak time & space!

By the end of the day, do you wish you had accomplished more goals?  Any goals?

Do you wish you could get more done?

Finding your Peak Time can help you get your most accomplished goals done & in less time!

peak time = peak elf

  1. How to Find Your Peak Time

Whenever you are at your best, that’s your peak!  So during the day when you have the most energy, that’s the time to focus your productivity.  During your peak time is when you will be the most efficient and get the most done.

Maybe you’re a morning person and you accomplish more before 8:00 a.m., great so you’re peak time is early morning.  Or maybe you’re a night person and accomplish a ton in the late hours of the night, ok so this is your peak time at night.

Whatever your peak time is when you feel your best, you mood is up and you feel the happiest during this time of day.  Peak time may be the best part of your mental health that day.  Get your most important tasks done in your peak efficiency time.

Real Life Application (Find Peak Efficiency Time):

Tip: Write your answers down, this will help you remember your peak time & be able to actually apply it to your life.

  • What’s the best time of the day for you?
  • Do you think clearer in the morning, afternoon, or evening?
  • When do you have the most energy? Better focus?

Peak Tasks:

Now that you know when your peak time is, let’s look at how to focus on getting the most out of your peak time.

Let’s consider prioritizing the time & goals on your to-do list by importance.  Prioritized peak tasks can help you accomplish your goals in smaller baby steps.

Smaller, achievable goals can also be called tasks.

There are many time management methods that can help prioritize tasks, one method is by Covey and can be used with any tasks.

  • How important is this task?
  • How urgent is the task?  Does it need to be done today or can it wait?

Another way to prioritize tasks is choosing the Most Important Tasks (MITs) of the day.  These MIT’s are towards your long-term goals, not really the daily tasks that have to be done like unloading the dishwasher.

Self Care Peak Tasks

An example of peak tasks could include self care:

  • soaking in a bath for 10 minutes
  • reading a fun book for 20 minutes
  • sitting outside for 15 minutes.

All of these improve my mental health, what about you?

What peak tasks improve your mental health?

Real Life Application: (Peak Tasks)

  • Choose one big goal per day, and decide the evening before what that goal will be and when during the day you’ll tackle it. Write down the one big goal to reinforce remembering the goal.
    Example: Finish writing important proposal letter.
  • What are the 3 most important tasks that I could do today that would bring me closer to my goals?
    Example: Task #1: Confirm team meeting to work on proposal letter.  Task #2: Eat a good meal and take vitamins before team meeting.  Task #3: Get plenty of rest before the team meeting.
  • Focus on the top 3 goals or tasks per day, more items could cause stress and may most likely wait or not get done.  What would be your top 3 goals or tasks today?
  • Review your time, goals & tasks.  Are these top 3 goals today helping you work towards one of your bigger long-term goals?

preview of Free Printable S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Analyze how you spend your peak time.

Get a clear picture of what goals you are trying to achieve.  You can keep a time log and track your progress.  By each hour of the day, write down what you accomplished, especially during your peak time.

Just the act of writing it down helps you stay accountable to yourself, whether you wrote down 2 hours on FaceBook or 2 hours researching blog post.

Daily Schedule

9:00-10:30 morning routine

10:30-12:00 blog post

12:00-1:00 lunch break

1:00-6:00 clients **Peak Time**

6:00-9:00 supper & family time

9:00-10:00 Pinterest research 🙂

Are you focusing on your peak tasks during your peak time?

Review how you spend your time and what you do with it.

This will help you prioritize your tasks, and realistically see how much time it takes to complete a task.  I review my schedule usually at the beginning of a new semester/season.

These new seasons are when I have a new schedule and need to review my time to tweak my schedule to make it work better.

This includes reviewing my time and my space to help me accomplish my goals and function better.

How could you improve your schedule and space,
to function better and improve your mental health?

  1. Carve Out Peak Space to Focus

Carve out a niche in your personal & work space to help you focus on your priorities and be more at ease.  If you’re uncomfortable in your chair or at your desk, you’re gong to be shifting around looking for a better spot or position.  The more you have to shift for comfort, the more time you lose on your work.

Better comfort is accomplished by less interruptions plus self care, which all together equals great time management.

Consider carving out a niche for your peak space at home or work that is comfortable and helps you focus.  The more basic items of necessities you have around you, the less you have to get up to go find them.

Peak space = Better focus

peak space to focus

8 Necessities to carve out in Peak Space to increase focus:

  1. proper light
  2. comfortable seat
  3. good height for work desk
  4. feet touching floor (or a stool can help your feet touch, easing pressure on your lower back)
  5. a back pillow (good support and it eases back pain too)
  6. quiet and uninterrupted if possible
  7. basic personal needs: water, snacks, tissues
  8. basic working needs: pen, pencil, eraser, paper

To create a more comfortable and relaxing environment to improve your mental health, download this infographic of 10 Relaxing Self Care Ideas for Your Peak Space, for your own space.  Make this space your safe space to be creative, nurtured, and relaxed.

10 Relaxing Self Care Ideas for Your Peak Space

 Nurturing and soothing self care items in your personal & work space.

10 relaxing self care ideas

Real Life Application:

  • How can you space boost your self care?
  • In what space can you carve your niche?
  • What will help you have less interruptions in your space?
  • What are your favorite items you need in your space?

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links to my favorite products, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using the link.


Summary of this post:

How to Find Peak Time:

How to find the best peak time & space to accomplish your important goals.

  1. Find Peak Efficiency Time
  2. Carve Peak Space to Focus

4-part Series: Time Management

This is a 4-part series on time management skills.  Each article guides you through how to improve your mental health with better time management.

If you haven’t read the first few articles, that would be good place to start to build a good foundation on the importance of improving mental health with better time management through self care (article #1), creating more time through boundaries (article #2), creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals (article #3), and finding peak time and space (article #4).

Series: Time Management

  1. Time Management Skills Improve Self Care: How managing time helps you manage & improve self care.
  2. Create More Time with Time Boundaries: How to create more time in your routine, in your day, and in your health.
  3. S.M.A.R.T. Goals: How to set achievable S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  4. What is Your Peak Time? How to accomplish your mental health goals by finding your peak time & space.
    ***THIS BLOG POST***

I hope this journey of improving your time management skills helps you find more time for your self-care and improves your wellness. I’d love to hear about your journey towards wellness and what helps you find more time for self care?

I’d love to hear from you, please leave me a comment, or join me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

Blessings,
Beth


Disclaimer: This article has resources about restoring wellness, and is based on my research and my experiences.  This information is not meant to take the place of counseling or therapy.  If at any time you feel uncomfortable or need to talk to someone, wellness resources may be helpful.

If you need someone to help to talk to, counselors and mental health professionals can help provide support resources on:

  • time management
  • stress management
  • procrastination
  • relaxation skills
  • goal setting
  • personal development

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial