星期二,10月2日,2012

如何正确结束你的工作日可以提高你的生产力:盘点并停止工作

大家都知道我会不断地开始我的一天——写两个小时。而且,I still believe that two hours of 日常写作is one of the"" 公开的秘密"为了我的成功。

以正确的方式结束一天对生产力也很重要,为了确保你do结束你的工作日。


The first step is to decide什么时候to stop your day


我们不是机器,and we cannot work 24 hours a day.在某种程度上,我们必须结束我们的日子。It is much less exhausting to consciously end your day and decide ahead of time to stop working than to try to keep working,但是找到你的想法,eyes,and fingers diverting you to other tasks.

Personally,我一天的结束都是循序渐进的。午饭前我就不写了。I stop answering work emails and doing administrative tasks after 6pm.I stop all Internet activity at 8pm.而且,I stop reading when I get sleepy.

听起来可能有点违反直觉,but deciding when to stop working (and to actually stop working) can make you more productive.

Stop working so you can be more productive??

Yes!午餐前我停止写作,因为午餐后我的写作能力大大降低。bepaly安卓客户端如果我想在午饭后写信,bepaly安卓客户端I am only half (or perhaps even less) productive than I am in the morning.因为我还有很多其他的工作要做,it is much more productive for me to do those tasks and get back to my writing the next morning.

我在下午6点后不再回复工作邮件和做行政工作有两个原因。The first reason is that,到那时,I am tired.This means I am prone to making mistakes.Making a mistake over email usually means I have to either rebepaly安卓客户端write the email later or,even worse,花两到三倍的时间清理我弄得一团糟。所以,it is not productive for me to respond to work-related emails in the evening.第二个原因是我需要有意识地结束我的一天,这样我就可以对已经做的和没有做的事情进行评估,以便为第二天做计划和准备。

每一天,下午6点左右,I look over my to-do list for the day.我把我所做的事划掉了。然后,我为第二天做了一个新的清单,其中包括我第二天的每周计划中的项目,以及那天没有完成或当天出现的任何项目。那样,即使我没有在一天内完成我想完成的所有工作,I don't have to let my unfinished tasks take up mental space.Instead,my tasks are written down on a piece of paper and I know I will attend to them the next day.

David Allenbepaly安卓客户端写下把事情从你的脑子里拿出来,写在纸上,清理精神空间的重要性,and I find this to be true.一旦我写下第二bepaly安卓客户端天要做的事情,I don't need to worry about forgetting to do it or making a plan for when I will do it.我知道第二天我会完成这项任务。而且,如果不是,第二天它就会被撞到。而且,所以,生活还在继续。

I also try to enforce an"" 所有屏幕关闭"policy in my house at 8pm.因为我一大早就开始写作,most days,I am on the computer nearly all day,我需要足够的时间来恢复。因此,even though I might think I find it entertaining to read the news or the blogosphere,在Amazon购物,或者在Facebook或Twitter上乱搞,事实上,这些活动实际上并不轻松。Instead,turning off all of the screens is beneficial both for me and for my kids.

屏幕关闭后,我和我的孩子可以说话,完成家庭作业,制作艺术,or read.我晚上唯一要做的工作就是阅读——总是有更多的东西需要阅读。我尽量把自己当作一本小说来对待,但是学术工作让我睡得好得多!!

11 comments:

  1. Very helpful reminders;我是个体经营者,经常需要有意识地在工作时间“和“余生时间。”编纂它可能是一个非常有用的练习!!

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  2. I've also been trying to apply some David Allen ideas to my workday.I just put up a website to help myself stay on task.这很基本,但也许你会发现它很有用:http://workdayclock.com

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  3. Dear Tanya,I like your ideas.我以前感谢过你;you have helped me with two r&rs by now:) turns out I'm also starting my T-T position at University of Kansas!我知道你搬家了,but what a coincidence!!

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    1. Congratulations!劳伦斯是个可爱的小镇。我相信你会喜欢那里的。在很多方面,这对我来说都是个好地方。

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    2. Thanks Tanya,我很高兴听到这个消息。再次感谢你的博客。特别是R&R的帖子对我帮助很大。Good luck with the new job!Lucky you have a partner who travels where you go!!

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    3. Dear Tanya,当你有时间的时候:我以前读过你每周工作40小时的帖子,你从家里走到校园。I do not drive;is there any neighborhood in Lawrence you would recommend within an easy commute to campus (preferably quiet and not populated by undergrads)?也,我注意到最近的机场是堪萨斯城:从机场到劳伦斯怎么不开车?任何建议都将不胜感激。

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    4. 有到机场的往返服务,大约40美元,你可以用80美元左右的价格买到一家私人公司。

      步行距离有三个街区——东劳伦斯(马萨诸塞州东部学生较少);老西劳伦斯(九街以北学生较少);和科德利小学附近的社区。I like the first two neighborhoods - East and Old West because you can walk both to campus and to downtown.East Lawrence is cheaper and more diverse.老劳伦斯更古雅,更昂贵。

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    5. Dear Tanya,,

      Many thanks.我真希望你是我的导师!You have been incredibly helpful to me.I just responded to your other post about social life in Lawrence.我会考虑这些要点。也许我应该通过我的学术邮件联系你;我也在研究移民政策,我们似乎有共同的研究兴趣。Just reading this blog has made an incredible difference to how I perceive academic life!Wholehearted thanks!!

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    6. Hi!啊,yes,please do be in touch.而且,再次恭喜你在库的新工作!对我来说,这是一份出色的第一份工作。

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  4. 一个全新的概念…决定你什么时候停止工作。谢谢你!!
    我试图在晚上9点关掉电脑,有一段时间成功了,but returned to wandering through the web...Now I'm more inspired to have a full rest!谢谢。

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    1. Great to hear.Let me know how it goes...

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