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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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21. Work During Your Peak Energy Times

In an ideal world, you would work only when there is a harmonic convergence of time, energy, inspiration, and need. But since you must sometimes deliver your services at the convenience or demand of others, the timing of your work might not always align with the peaks in your motivation and energy levels. Whenever possible, however, it's helpful (to you and your employer/colleagues/clients/ partners) to work during your phases of high energy and to minimize certain types of work during dips in your energy level. If your circumstances provide any degree of flexibility on the timing of your work, begin by knowing the patterns of your energy level.

To determine your energy patterns, think about how you currently ...

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