A great article by Pavel ( Click Here )
Here is the summary (backed up by good info and references):
In summary, to maximize your potential productivity you need to, in addition to training right, do whatever it takes to become happy and healthy.
- Train right.
- Rest enough.
- Eat well. Supplement right—or not at all.
- Get your head in the right place.
- Take up autogenic training or meditation.
- Study your body’s natural rhythms and live and train in sync with them.
- Engage in natural health practices: outdoor activities, tempering, sauna, massage, etc.
- Learn moderation.
Some key takeaways that I got from reading this article:
- Train at a consistent time during the day, optimally at the natural peak of your productivity. For me, that is around 6 pm, or around 11 am if I’m busy in the evening.
- Take a long break once a year (probably in winter). I have the hardest time with this. Right now, my body has forced a break on me. It’ll happen one way or another.
- Choose “send” times that work with your natural productivity peaks. For long days, (like big walling), do most of your work in the morning, take a long siesta, then do a shorter session of work in the evening. Working through lunch will deteriorate your potential productivity.