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Published: Sep 18, 2020 6 min read
Calum Heath for Money

You've probably come across all sorts of tips for "maximizing productivity" while working from home.

From going on midday walks to actually eating breakfast for a change, there's no shortage of advice for how to make the most out of your workday. But according to a new study, being productive isn't so much about what you're doing as when you're doing it.

Researchers from Monash University in Australia and the University of Granada in Spain set out to pinpoint the exact time of day we're most efficient when performing cognitive tasks — everything from paying attention during meetings to interpreting complex data.

The sweet spot for performance? Right around lunchtime.