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Also, if you have to do a "fly-by" make it a quick appearance to drop off cookies or some food, rather than stopping by merely to eat. That way, you can make the social move, but won't get stuck eating heavy, sugary, or alcoholic foods outside your routine.
Facing this situation myself I use these following tricks : 1. Regroup the gatherings To maximize your work time you need to reduce the number of event you need to attend to. Try to see as many people as possible during one single event Personal example : I live in Hungary but most of my friends are in Paris. When I go back to Paris I invite all of my ...
I think you've got to be honest with them up front. Make sure they know you're not happy about it this but it's what has to be done. Maybe you can set a date after the holidays when things calm down where you have them over for a dinner too.
Put a rubber band around your wrist. For each minute you go beyond your set limit, give yourself a good snap with the rubber band.
To know how much time you have in a day you should first answer this question : How much time can you stay fully focused per day ? Fully focused means doing a task without any interruption Everybody is different on that but there is a way you can measure it. To know what your focus capacity is, use a time tracking software like Toggl. http://toggl.com ...
-Subtract the amount of hours you sleep. let's say you sleep 7 hours a day. -If you are working on a traditional 9-5 job. Substract that 8 hours and you take out 2 hours for transport, eating, etc You got 7 hours left. but this is a pretty optimistic estimate
The video highlights several monastic practices that can considerably increase personal productivity. Simplicity The monastic life is a life of simplicity. Monks typically little more than the absolute bare necessities, often wearing simple attire, eating basic but healthy meals and living in uncluttered, simple accommodation. Simple living can bring ...
Yes many digital wristwatches come with a timer function you can set it to intonate (beep) and possibly even vibrate after a set time has elapsed, such as two hours. The maximum time setting may be 24 hours or more depending on the model. Other options include cell phones with timer functions, a diligent manservant equipped with a wristwatch or other ...
I took a look at Buddhism and found a lot of stuff this. They have like rules for everything. For example, the Shobogenzo, by medieval master Dogen Zenji, is a book of more than 1000 pages that contains from highly metaphysical essays, to very precise instructions on things like how to cook, open a door or clean your ass. In my opinion what that kind of ...
Could you take public transport or use a lift share program? You don't specify which country you are in but in the UK there is liftshare and in the world-wide there is carpoolworld. This way you are no longer driving, potentially saving money and carbon, and free to engage in something sedentary.
There are a few ways to turn your long commutes to your advantage: Audio books. This one is huge for me. I've always been an opponent of audio books (I still only read fiction, btw), but once I've tried it - there is no way back. Your commute is a series of small repetitive tasks, our brains take us to work and back home on autopilot (assuming you take the ...
Try to work from home at least one day per week. Conversely, get a room closer to work, even if you only use it once a week. Can you carpool with colleagues, at least part of the trip, and get some work-related discussions done? Let someone who is not driving take notes and email them around. Do consider moving closer to work. Or getting a job closer to ...
You could hear to podcasts related to interesting topics for you. You even could use some automatic reading software to record written articles into voice files and reproduce those. This way you could be somewhat productive while you are driving.
About Four-Hour Work Week First of all, let me set the context. I am a huge fan of Tim Ferris. I like this guy a lot, for his amazing books and blog posts. Below is my personal opinion on 4HWW. Tim Ferris book Four-Hour Work Week is an amazing book that helps you to get out of the rat race of being busy. However, it is not applicable to everyone. Like ...
I have a different perspective on this issue. Here is the "rule" as you state it: if you recall something you need to do, and that something takes less than 2 minutes to do, then drop whatever you are doing right now and do it. If you "recall" it, that means it had already occurred to you and you chose to delay it - possibly because it took more than 2 ...
We are all different in the way we are able to handle tasks. Some can multi-task quite well, while others (like myself) get distracted when other topics come up, and it really takes a while to get back to where I was at in the project. So a 2 minute off-topic task ends up taking 10-20 minutes from what I was doing.
This is a rule to use while processing. For example, you are cleaning your inbox or going throw a pile of papers. In this case it might be better to solve this mini-task and continue. But when you are writing a paper you are in the "doing mode". In most intelectual tasks loosing your focus will break your concentration so I advise not to do it. In fact it ...
To apply any rule effectively (and to know when to ignore it) it is wise to understand the purpose of the rule. So, why the two-minute rule? According to David Allen, "If you determine an action can be done in two minutes, you actually should do it right then because it’ll take longer to organize it and review it than it would be to actually finish it the ...
GTD is a productivity framework. It's not a fundamentalist ideology. If a GTD precept interferes with you Getting Things Done here and now, disregard the precept. When I'm in a "flow" state and something X pops up that could be done in two minutes but would interrupt my flow, I'll happily disregard it. If taking a note would disrupt my flow, I won't take a ...
The best way is to have a daily-schedule, and then stick to it. You should make sure to fill in (roughly) each hour. But there are some simple web-blockers to try. SilentBlock on FF, and Citrus on Chrome.
There are various applications that you can run on your PC that will limit access to non-essential apps. There are questions on here already that discuss some of them. Sure, you can get round them if you have to, but it makes it more difficult to absent-mindedly slip into wathcing YouTube or otherwise wasting time online. Of course, you could try and ...
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