周一年,2020年1月6日,

How to Have a Productive Day Working from Home

It seems as if it should be straightforward – if you have the whole day to work at home, you should be super productive. Just work all day, long, right?

如果你能够始终如一地有,你在你的电脑和写前坐就是几个小时就结束,那么荣誉给你天。bepaly安卓客户端我,在另一方面,发现如果我没有注意到,我怎么把我的时间,一天是免费预约可最终是一个令人沮丧的,非生产性的一天。

我爱我家的办公室!

我最好的写作日子是我的那些在我写作的年度retreat,我是在一个美丽的地方在哪里,周围环绕着惊人的女作家。bepaly安卓客户端我尝试通过在山咖啡厅会见朋友,然后后来和他们一起去远足了复制大约一个月一次的经验。唉,我不能做mini-retreat每一天甚至每一星期。

I can, however, work my schedule such that I have at least one day where I work from home. And, how I cherish those days!

这是我从家里工作富有成效的一天的食谱:



醒醒吧:上午5:45(我知道......我是一个早起的人)

5:45-6:00AM:准备我的杏仁奶的拿铁,坐在我的沙发上,品尝它。

6:00am-7:00am: WRITE!

7:00-7:20am:带女儿去上学(我们住在一个小镇上,所以我可以做20分钟往返)

7:20-8:30:去跑步和吃早餐。

8:30-9:30am: WRITE!

9:30-10:00am: Shower and get ready for the day (I always need a little break after a long writing session)

10:00-11:00AM:读和/或数据分析

11:00 am-11:30午餐准备(我还是爱你投入我的即时锅里的东西,然后又回到了工作)。

11:30-12:30pm: Reading and/or data analysis.

12:30-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm: Email (It is important to avoid email for most of the day to stay focused but I can't ignore it all day, so after lunch is a good time to check it.)

2:00pm-3:00pm: Review papers. Take care of administrative business.

3:00pm-3:30pm: Youtube Yoga session

3:30-4:30:同事相约喝茶或有电话。

4:30-5:00:在当天的决赛电子邮件检查

下午5:00:一天关停工作


如果你指望(我知道你们当中有些是),那的2个小时的时间的;两小时读取和/或数据分析;90分钟电子邮件;会议一小时;和文案的一小时。

对我来说,这将是在主场超富有成效的一天。什么是对这个计划进度对我最重要的是,我得到的所有我在早上做重点工作。在我的经验中,最重要的事情,我需要做到这一点是为了避免电子邮件和社交媒体完成了我所有的关注时间之前。第二个最重要的是要有一个明确的截止时间为邮件 - 在我停止检查电子邮件的一天。

Having this schedule is also helpful because, when I am writing, I might start thinking: “I really should put a load in the laundry.” If I have some light housework on my schedule, I can just tell myself that I will do it at the scheduled time. Likewise, if I remember an email I have been meaning to send, I can make a note and then send it when my email time comes around.

我也将安排在我留在家里的天下午的电话,因为我同时在我附近不错的步行去往往需要那些电话。有了这个计划一点使得它更容易对我来说,时间的通话费好。

你呢?What does an ideal work-from-home day look like for you?

PS:我们有一对夫妇取消了我们retreat在伯利兹今年六月。应用here今天,我们或许能够帮你点!



Thursday, January 2, 2020

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You likely have heard this advice before. You may have even followed it for some time. You may have even read the book:Never Check Email in the Morning。但是,如果你喜欢我什么,你试图避免在早上电子邮件,和它的工作了一段时间,你溜回你的老习惯了。

We tell ourselves all kinds of stories for why we have to check email in the morning. Here are a few things I tell myself:

  • It’s efficient to check and delete emails from my phone while drinking my morning coffee.
  • It’s important to know what’s coming for the day.
  • There may be something urgent I need to respond to.
  • 我可以快速扫描我的电子邮件,然后转移到其他任务。


Despite what I may tell myself, I am not that important. Nothing will happen if I don’t check my email all morning. And, although it may seem efficient to scan my email in the morning, it is not.

我最近读过这个伟大的书由加州纽波特卡尔ledDeep Work。在that book, he describes research which reveals it is harder to focus after checking email or social media. He explains that any activity you do affects your level of focus in the next activity you engage in. Thus, even if you take five minutes to scan your email or scroll through Twitter, that experience will leave a residue. The “attention residue” from email or social media is detrimental to your ability to focus on the next task. Email and social media are particularly detrimental to activities that require a high level of focus such as writing.


您将能够达到重点突出,一目了然你的写作更高层次的,如果你检查你的电子邮件和社交媒体帐户之前你的写作完成。

I am Department Chair this year and I have to respond to lots of emails in that and other administrative capacities. During the Fall semester, I was able to handle those responsibilities while also getting my writing done in September and October. In November, however, I added three out-of-town trips to my already packed schedule and my writing fell by the wayside. Looking back, one of the main reasons I got so little writing done in November is that I began my days responding to emails. Once I opened my emails, it was difficult to achieve the focus I needed to make progress on my writing.

When I couldn’t focus on my writing, I turned to social media, which was a further distraction from my writing.

Thus, in the coming Spring semester, I am going to avoid email and all social media until I complete my writing tasks for the day. Then, I will limit both activities to specific times of the day.

我的计划是在早上6点醒来,写一小时,把我的女儿上学,去跑跑步bepaly安卓客户端,吃早餐,然后坐下来我第二次写入会话。一旦我的第二次会议结束后,我会检查我的电子邮件。然后,我将结束我的电子邮件,并在一天结束时再次进行检查。下午5点,我将退出我的电子邮件和关闭程序,直到第二天。在Deep Work, Cal Newport also recommends having an official end to the workday to allow the mind time to reset and refocus.

I also set up my phone so that I am limited to a total of 30 minutes per day on social media. I will only engage with social media once I have finished my writing and will avoid social media after dinner. This will allow me more time to spend focusing on my family as well as reading great books.

它不应该是我很难月份期间保持这个程序,因为我的学期没有正式开始,直到1月14日和类不开始,直到1月21日。因此,没有人希望从我在这段时间内快速响应。我希望,我会底气和一月份期间,我的写作灵感的生产力,而我将因此保持这种积极的学期的其余部分。

你呢?怎样才能让你得到控制你的电子邮件和社交媒体的习惯?