I realize that I completely go downhill after 2:00 PM.
I'm always at my best between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. From noon till 2:00 PM, I'm just OK, but after 2:00 PM, it's so much harder to be creative.
So I save the mindless activities for the late afternoon and evening when I have no creative energy anyway. I'm learning that I can save cleaning toilets and folding laundry till then. I can scrub floors, organize desks, and vacuum. I can clean dishes.
But I can't work on novels, plan lessons, grade, or blog. That's for morning.
It's taken me three decades to realize I have good hours and bad hours.
So I match activities to what kind of energy they'll require. I save the mindless things for the worst part of the day.
Are your best hours early or late?