Managing Systems and Your Environment

If you want to take time into consideration, consider making a day-to-day schedule. It will help you keep yourself on track of your goals and help you prioritize what is important rather than just being reactive the entire day.

When it comes to your environment, learn how to set spaces for where you feel motivated to work, a space for relaxation, and a space for your hobbies. It aids your mind to wind down from what you did that day.

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Time Management

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  • Make sure to set aside time to talk to your boss, have an honest conversation with him about yourself, the things you've accomplished, and constantly ask for feedback.
  • Keep being proactive. There are a lot of things we end up missing doing because we forget it under all the things we have to manage.
  • Like tasks, mood is something we also have to manage. We tend to get "bored" while working because the work feels insignificant, but nothing is more motivating than making progress.

No, answering e-mails is not enough to call yourself productive. With the hours you have in your hands now, name a project you've done with exceptional work. If none is your answer then it's best if you set your priorities straight.

Now that you have time in your hands, it's not about how much time you spend on a project or a task but what you do with the time given. Try doing more of less, it's simple and cost-effective.

It is important to know your strengths and weaknesses as an individual. Studies show that 2.5 to 4 hours after waking up is when most people's brains are sharpest. Give the painfully exciting tasks your best hours and commit to finishing it.

Know yourself even more. This allows yourself to be provided with options of what works for you and what doesn't so you know when to go for it or when to avoid it. Watch yourself work, take notes, find patterns and alter your schedule accordingly.

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Cautionary Hope

Research shows that during disasters, altruism and kindness happen more than greed and selfishness. To tide over the current crisis requires optimism along with caution.

Action and accomplishment is a requirement to improve our and other people's lives. We cannot wish away the current situation and need to take affirmative, organized action.

The planet needs us to fix itself, and we have plenty of work to do.

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Do what is important

Want to be more productive? Don't ask how to make something more efficient until after you've asked "Do I need to do this at all?"

The Morning Ritual
  • You need to wake up before the insanity starts. Before your goals for the day have competition.
  • The second part of your morning ritual is about mood. That feeling of control is what produces grit and makes people persist.

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