Poll: Is there a "perfect" moment every day in which you are more productive?
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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Two peak times Aug 20, 2011

Once from 11am until 1pm and again from 5pm until 7pm. Like a clockwork. During those hours I get about 80% of my workload done. Don't ask me why. It just works.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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On a personal level, I am probably most productive in the morning after a good night's sleep - but this productivity is affected by fact that from 10.00 to 14.00 is the slot when I have to deal with most admin, emails, calls and the like (not to mention shopping, daytime chores etc).

So, in terms of translating per se (the actual nuts and bolts, the wordsmithery, i.e. not PR and admin), I am probably equally prolific, if not more so, from the late evening until the small hours when all the non-translation tasks are out of the way and things quieten down.



[Edited at 2011-08-20 09:32 GMT]

[Edited at 2011-08-20 09:32 GMT]


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Michal Surmař  Identity Verified
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For me, definitely in the morning ... Aug 20, 2011

... then a slow and gradual decline in productivity in the afternoon. Comes evening and night = no productivity at all.

Michal.


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Generally in the morning Aug 20, 2011

but I am frequently disturbed and prefer to work in the evenings.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Every and every moment of the day can be perfect.
It all depends on the "circumstances" and one's
viewpoint.


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Claudia Luque Bedregal  Identity Verified
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It varies Aug 20, 2011

It varies. But I'm definitely more productive when I'm alone at home

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Same as Neil Aug 20, 2011

neilmac wrote:
On a personal level, I am probably most productive in the morning after a good night's sleep...
So, in terms of translating per se (the actual nuts and bolts, the wordsmithery,..., I am probably equally prolific, if not more so, from the late evening until the small hours when all the non-translation tasks are out of the way and things quieten down.




If left on my own, I am better at problem-solving in the morning. Better yet, if I have slept on a translation problem, the solution is waiting for me when I wake up. Sometimes my productivity drops when I've been stuck on a piece. I don't realize it, but everything after that slows down because I'm worried about the piece I couldn't handle. Sleep not only solves problems; it creates distance from them and resets the brain.

During the day, I get distracted until things settle down in the evening. Distractions come from many sources: dogs, guests, friendly neighbors, salespeople, phonecalls, e-mails.

E-mails are a big distraction. I have clients, family, friends, and contacts in many time zones. If I've posted a question on KudoZ, those discussions can go through the night - but at least they're relevant to what I'm doing.

I can't blame everything on distractions. My mind wanders, too.



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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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No Aug 21, 2011

A productive perfect moment does not really exist.

Once it was early in the morning, then late at night; but it depends on workloads, family tasks etc.


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