From Joe Friday & Yeager's Sweet Love, from Krispy Kreme @ Penn and Memorial on Valentine's Day 2013.
Yes, there is a little bit of a science to getting things done on time. The organizers at Real Simple magazine have done some research and concluded that there are better times to do everything from going to the doctor to asking for a raise. Here are a few of their tips:
- “Go to the Doctor” – 8AM to 9AM or 1PM to 2PM: If you’re headed to the doctor, booking a time early in the morning or right after lunch is the best.
- “Take a Nap” – 1PM to 2:30PM: Doctors say early in the afternoon your body temperature dips, causing “sleepiness.”
- “Walk the Dog” – 8PM to 9PM: During the morning “rush,” you may not be giving your dog enough time to be social, smelling things, checking out sounds, etc. Give man’s best friend some time to walk a little longer in the evening and it’ll also prep him or her for bedtime!
- “Ask for a Raise” – 5PM: Career coaches explain the best time to ask is when your “boss is not rushed and has the time to truly listen.” That’s the end of the day, of course.
- “Return Merchandise” – 10AM: Researchers say stores are well staffed for opening and the morning is when they have “the best ratio of staff to customers.” They also say the most experienced workers get the best hours, which is usually during the day.