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Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Stephen R. Covey

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important.”

Stephen R. Covey

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The 2 kinds of work :
  • Deep work”: using your skills to create something of value. It takes thought, energy, time and concentration.
  • Shallow work”: all the little administrative and logist...
Cal Newport
Cal Newport

"The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive. "

Cal Newport on time management
  • Don’t schedule distractions. Schedule deep work.
  • Keep a scoreboard for deep work: The point is to shame yourself if you’re not up to snuff.
  • Stop saying “yes” to unimportant stuff;
  • Have a “Deep Work Ritual”: Hiding in a conference room and throwing your phone into an abyss is a good one.
  • Ask your boss how much time they want you spending on deep vs shallow work: If they say “100% shallow”, feel free to ignore everything above.
  • Don’t Rely On Your Memory

    If you want to remember things, don't rely on your memory. Put it in writing or in a digital notebook.

    Make Back-Ups Of Everything
    • Make sure to back up your computer files.
    • Make duplicates for your car and home keys.
    • Scan your IDs, passports and bank details, and put it all in a secured folder on your computer.

    Keep all your financial records, birth certificates, land titles and insurance in one folder, preferably in a safe.

    Have a designated place for everything
    • Sort out your clothes, cleaning materials and everything else and keep them in labeled containers or closets at home. 
    • Organize your work space well so that your every move is conserved, knowing exactly where everything is.

    Doing this will take time, but it is easier to find what you need.

    Understanding burnout

    The main reason for being burnout isn’t necessarily being overworked. It can also come from being under-challenged. 

    Burnout is chronic workplace stress that can result in feelings of...

    Burnout and your free time
    When you are experiencing burnout from the stress of your job, you can forget what time off is supposed to feel like. 

    You can even develop bad habits on the weekend that are making you feel even more drained and overwhelmed on Monday morning.

    Living too much for the weekend

    When people split their week up and start thinking of work as bad and the weekend as all good, that contributes to the problem.

    Bring your weekend into your week, and find engagement elsewhere: if that's when you connect with friends and family, find a way to make it a part of your workdays as well. Also, choose to engage during your free days with activities such as volunteering, arts or even starting a side hustle.