Once upon a time can happen any time.
Jun 20, 2020
Late philosopher Hubert Dreyfus said that habits are a part of our daily coping practices. We don't consciously assess what we are going to do at any given moment - e.g., we don't deliberately reflect on brewing a morning coffee.
But, even when we do something habitually, we can still interact intelligently with it. For example, when habitually driving the same road to work, we might be consumed with thoughts about the day and still be able to navigate the roads.
Loving your job often means that you may be working more. It's harder to stop when you care.
It's deceptive to think that remote work means that you can start and stop whenever you want. Bloomberg reported that people who started working from home since the beginning of the pandemic are working three hours longer per day.
At the beginning of every week, write a two-by-two matrix on a blank sheet of paper.
One side of the matrix says "urgent" and "not urgent". The other side of the matrix says "important" and "not important."
Then, write all the things you want to do that week.
When we force ourselves to wake up early and fail to do so we tend to beat ourselves up over it. However, we must keep in mind that we are wired differently according to Chris Bailey, the author of The Productivity Project.
It doesn't matter what time we wake up as long as we're able to finish the tasks that are supposed to be done with the schedule it won't make a difference whether you wake up at 5 AM or 10 AM as long as you act deliberately within schedule.
Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be.
You're depriving your body and mind of the energy and direction these activities would bring.
The Zettelkasten way or the ‘slip box’ method was pioneered by Niklas Luhmann, is an always-on, filing system that one can use to categorize and ‘slip’ any new insight or idea in a separate file or cabinet.
With this method, any new idea or insight now has a readymade home where it can be placed easily, with the growing collection facilitating new projects and cross-connections.
Precrastination is described as rushing to complete a subgoal so you can tick it off your to-do list at the expense of extra effort. As a result, you will need more effort later to complete the overall goal.
We are part of a culture that values productivity, but we also desire instant gratification. When you combine the push for productivity with our love for instant gratification, you can fall into the trap of "precrastinaiton."
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