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Poll: When do you typically work best (in terms of quality, efficiency, etc.)?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When do you typically work best (in terms of quality, efficiency, etc.)?".

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Other Jul 4, 2012

Mainly early morning, although mornings are also the time of my day subject to most interruptions and admin tasks. However, I can also work well at night, often well into the small hours, since there are fewer distractions.

 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Early morning Jul 4, 2012

Before the phones start ringing. Unfortunately, this coincides with the time my children need the greatest level of chivvying ...

 

Filipa Plant dos Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 11:53
Member (2011)
Portuguese to English
At night! Jul 4, 2012

After 9pm, when the children are in bed and all is quiet. I used to be a morning person - still am - but needs must, and I've learnt that I can work well between 9pm and midnight. It's so nice and quiet, the computer gently glowing etc. Peace! - No - Work and Peace! (my new masterpiece!).

 

Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:53
Member (2009)
Spanish to English
Mid-morning Jul 4, 2012

After I've woken up and before fatigue kicks in. Though I do often get a second wind in the late afternoon/evening.

I sometimes intentionally keep difficult bits of work for these times as I know I will be better able to problem-solve.


 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
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Any time of the day or night Jul 4, 2012

I can't be fussy about when I can be at my best: I have to take any moments of peace and quiet that come available.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:53
Member (2006)
German to English
same here Jul 4, 2012

neilmac wrote:

Mainly early morning, although mornings are also the time of my day subject to most interruptions and admin tasks. However, I can also work well at night, often well into the small hours, since there are fewer distractions.


 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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Member (2009)
French to English
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afternoon, evening, night Jul 4, 2012

but not too late. After a certain hour I must turn off! I'm just more of a night owl.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:53
Member (2009)
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Other Jul 4, 2012

Any time of the day and/or night.

This poll has been around a few times already.icon_smile.gif


 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:53
Member (2012)
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Late mornings Jul 4, 2012

Early morning to start up and get going, then late morning for my most efficient time, long lunch break to reset (if possible, timewise), another burst early afternoon. After that, I try to do routine things only - admin stuff and other things that don't require too much thinking / concentration / creativity.

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 19:53
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Evenings Jul 4, 2012

Less distractions and the weather is generally more pleasant and conducive to productive work

On long days -- quite often recently -- I take a mid-afternoon nap or siesta for about an hour or so, followed by a cuppa when I wake up. Sharpens up the senses a lot!

@Thayenga, long time no see!
Thayenga wrote:
This poll has been around a few times already.icon_smile.gif


Yep. Thought I was seeing double -- recollect having seen this in the not too distant past.

Shall plod on before the eyelids and brain shut up shop for the day.


 

matt robinson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:53
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Other Jul 4, 2012

When nobody's in!

 

Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:53
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I'm not a morning person Jul 4, 2012

...I just got up (and it's 11:00 a.m.)

My excuse: It's the 4th of July here in America. I'll accept birthday presents on her behalf all day long. Thank you.


Some days I work early in the morning, though, due to lack of sleep. I tell myself: I'd rather get up and work than lie in bed sleeplessly.

I also take siestas, Julian, when time allows.


 

Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 11:53
German to English
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Other - afternoons are not good Jul 4, 2012

All other times of day are good, with the first three hours of the morning normally being really good (unless of course, I get carried away the night before, and put an extra hour or two in before going to bed).

 

bookwormkt
Local time: 11:53
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Other. It depends on the job. Jul 4, 2012

Some just have to be done in the morning. Given a choice, I am a night owl.

 
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