Time Management

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Time was based on how many time zones separated a location from the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the UK. Greenwich Mean Time was determined by the average time of day when the sun passed over the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

On Nov. 18, 1883, railroads in North America converted to a system of just over four time zones: eastern time, central time, mountain time, and Pacific time. Eventually, it became the standard across the U.S.

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Time Management

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Shortly after we wake up early in the morning, our brain is unwound, disorganized, and we're more open to understanding a wide variety of unconventional ideas. We actually do some of our best thinking when we're half asleep.

It is also important to know the groove of our circadian rhythm in order for us to deliver the best output possible without overexhausting our bodies.

Your working space can have an impact on your productivity. When working from home, are you crouching on the kitchen table or working from your sofa?

Ask yourself:
Is my chair is comfortable?
What is my posture when I am sitting?
Is the screen at eye level?
Do I get enough light?
Do I have access to liquids to stay hydrated throughout the day?
Do I enjoy my workspace?

Ongoing cognitive fatigue results in burnout at work, lower motivation, distractibility, and poor information processing. It also lowers the quality of judgment and decisions, including those of experts.

For instance, scientists found judges were more likely to pass favourable rulings when they felt refreshed, but by lunchtime, the proportion of favourable rulings was close to zero. When the court was back in session, the pattern repeated itself, starting high and ending low.

Recent studies on procrastination seems to suggest that the fear of failure could be a core reason for postponing tasks, as it is hard to:

  1. Amend mistakes.
  2. Lack of expected progress even with the effort being put.
  3. A wasted day having a spillover effect on the next day.
  4. Lack of practice.
  5. Lack of trying again.

We need to detect patterns in our behaviour and recognize the cause of any hidden or camouflaged fear.

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