How do you keep your motivation/productivity up?

Within an hour of waking up I am usually pretty juiced and for the next 5-6 hours (let's say 9am-3pm) I'm pretty productive and happy to grind whatever has to get done. But after that 6 hour period, around 4pm, that productivity starts to drop off. Kind of a scary thought considering that for most in the industry, 6 hours is hardly even half the day. I'd imagine this isn't too uncommon and honestly maybe the answer is to sack up and just power through -- but maybe not. Thoughts?

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