11. If you need to be creative, start early
No matter your particular biorhythm, everyone's brain gets tired later in the day. Experts suggest that if the work you're doing requires creativity (or more brainpower in general), reserve time early in the day to knock it out.
12. Treat yo'self
It's important that you lock in a schedule and stick to it, but it's equally important that it comes with built-in rewards. For example, if you set aside an hour or two to finish building that big presentation in the afternoon, make sure you're treating yourself to something once it's finished, be it a delicious cookie, Facebook check-in, or a brief YouTube binge.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. His biorhythm is best described as a samba or bossa nova.