Most of my work for the day is done in the late morning and early afternoon hours.
While I’m no stranger to burning the midnight oil, I also prefer to work when the sun is shining through my windows and my natural melatonin levels are at their lowest for the day.
I like to brew a pot of coffee in the morning and consume it over the course of my workday, one cup at a time. This is a ritual that I started doing back in college when I needed every bit of help I could get with staying both focused and motivated, because failure of either would result in me taking much longer than necessary to complete basic tasks or pieces of work for my various classes. I always had a pot of coffee ready in the mornings to get my day started. Back then I also learned that using certain strains of cannabis can also have a largely beneficial impact on my work performance and output. It’s specifically sativa strains that seem to have the most benefits for my daytime work hours. If I start to feel my mind wander or I have any bouts of dysphoria, a few puffs off my vaporizer usually set me straight. But it’s important for me to have access to sativa strains that work for me and give me the sort of effects that I want the most. By contrast, indica strains tend to simply make me feel tired and even more depressed than before. The uplifting euphoria that I get from sativa strains stands in stark contrast to the sedating nature of most indica strains that I’ve had the chance to sample.