My brain does work better later in the day after all

I’ve been playing Lumosity’s brain games daily for several months now. I’ve read about people swearing by it, so I decided to try it myself.

For many months, my morning routine included meditation, and then the brain games. I thought that’d be when my brain would perform at its best: early in the morning, before reading emails or anything like that, and right after meditating. Well, I was wrong.

There was one week where I had time to meditate in the morning, but didn’t have time for the brain games, so I was doing them later in the day, around 9pm or so. I thought my scores that week would drop noticibly, given I was very busy working all day and would be tired in the evening. That’s not what happened: all my scores went up that week, despite the fact that I was feeling very tired!

I then decided to change my brain games time to my evenings, and my scores have been consistently better than when I was doing it early in the morning.

I’ve been experimenting with finding the best time of the day for me to perform certain tasks. I’ve always had this feeling that my brain works much better from mid afternoon into the evening, so it seems these brain games are confirming that.

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  1. #1 by Ethan on October 11, 2016 - 9:50 pm

    Interesting read! I’ve used Lumosity and meditated as well. I think they’re good but sometimes hard to keep up doing.

    • #2 by claudiolassala on February 13, 2017 - 12:55 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it. I used Lumosity for a year and stopped using it as I filled up that daily time with other activities. I was also doing daily meditation for several months, but stopped it while I was going through some big changes that messed up my morning routine. Now I’m figuring out a plan to come up with a good morning routine again, which must include meditation.

  2. #3 by azheanda on October 11, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Interesting read. I’ve used Lumosity and meditated as well. Good in general but sometimes I drop the ball for a while before picking it up again.

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