Why we’re more creative when we’re tired, and 9 other surprising things about how brains work

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You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry there are ways to change how our brains work.


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Editor’s Note: Quality curation requires a shockingly large amount of creativity. You have to read, interpret, and then add to the insights already within what is most likely a killer piece of content. So, this piece should help you identify when and how is best to do any creative work.


1. Your brain does creative work better when you’re tired.

When I explored the science of our body clocks and how they affect our daily routines, I was interested to find that a lot of the way I’d planned my days wasn’t really the best way to go about it. The way we work, in particular, actually has a lot to do with the cycles of our body clocks.

Here’s how it breaks down:

If you’re a morning lark, say, you’ll want to favor those morning hours when you’re feeling more fresh to get your most demanding, analytical work done. Using your brain to solve problems, answer questions and make decisions is best done when you’re at your peak.

For night owls, this is obviously a much later period in the day.

See on www.fastcompany.com

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