UCI Student Inquiry: What time of day are you most productive and why?

Compiled by Raakin Hossain

“I find myself most productive between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. By that time, I’ve had lunch and feel motivated to do work. As far as food is concerned, I think the key thing is to have something not too high in sugar content, as I tend to get a little hyper and end up distracted. And studying in libraries or some sort of quiet place.”

– Alexander Vogel, graduate student, history

“The time I’m most productive is after I’ve eaten something, because you don’t want to work on an empty stomach. I focus better in the evening and night time. When I’m done relaxing, I can focus on what needs to be done.”

– Robert Wong, second-year, computer science

“I am most productive around the end of the day because time necessitates it. Sometimes I work alright midday, though.”

– Ben Strickland, fourth-year, psychology and social behavior