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055 Chronotypes and Ideal Daily Schedules

We are picking up from where we left off on the last cast in our discussion of two books, The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD, and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Dan Pink. On this cast, we discuss the power of having an ideal daily schedule and we reflect on our own daily schedules and how we use our understanding of our chronotypes for optimal productivity.

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In this Cast | Chronotypes and Ideal Daily Schedules

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Chronotypes and Ideal Daily Schedules

Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Dan Pink

4:00 A.M. A Productivity Argument. by Augusto Pinaud


“Dolphins may or may not have a regular sleep routine. As light sleepers, they frequently wake throughout the night and often do not sleep enough. Dolphins struggle to fall asleep, ruminating over the day’s failures.

“Dolphins’ extreme intelligence and tendency toward perfectionism probably explain why they spend so much time chewing over the day. They do their best work from mid-morning through early afternoon.”

~ Being a Morning Person Isn’t the Key to Productivity. This Is

Being Productive (Art Gelwick’s podcast)

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Heat map (Productive Flourishing)

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