Dr. Paul Kelley, a leading researcher at Oxford University, following the results of his studies, concluded that the most common form of torture today is actually, waking up and going to work before 10 o’clock in the morning.
Unfortunately, most people belong to this group, who get up every day too early and start working.
Circadian Rhythm or the body clock regulates how the human body works. Thanks to this genetically pre-programmed cycle it is possible to regulate the energy levels, the function of the brain, the production of hormones, and perception of time.
Research lead by Kelley has shown that the people are torturing their bodies by getting up early and starting work before 10 am every day, which, actually negatively affects the Circadian Rhythm, and disturbing the balance of the body.
Kelley explains that is not possible to change the body’s 24-hour rhythms, by learning the liver and heart, because they have different patterns. The people couldn’t ask them to shift two or three hours.
In the early 20th century the companies introduced the 8-hour working day, at the time when started 24/7 factory production, which was not according to the natural human body clock.
Dr. Paul Kelley suggested that schools start from 8.30 am to 10.00 am and that was tested at one school. The results of that method in attendance and general productivity of students were significantly enhanced, and their grades were increased drastically.
However, according to Kelley, the workers who are forced to work before 10 am are exposed to emotional and physical stress and suffer from various health issues.
As a result of this way of working, people drink more than 3 cups of coffee daily, trying to look fresh and be able to remain alert during the entire day. Transferring that in numbers, it will be 40 billion dollars spent on coffee annually!
Extra tips for the beginning of the work:
Things that successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday:
– They get comfortable.
– Organize their workspace area
– Stretch, stand, and walk
– Review their to-do list and prioritize
– Visualize success
– Adjust and map out their day
– Don’t multitask themselves
– Anticipate distractions
– Block out negativity
– Take time to greet their team
– Read the energy level and job satisfaction of their staff /coworkers
– Smile and laugh
– Take a moment to be grateful
– Think about how they can help others
– Strategically (quickly) check email