如何让周五像周一那样有效率

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发表于:2015-07-18 00:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

1. Schedule Your Day with Tasks

安排好一天的任务

Sometimes the to-do list seems less urgent on a Friday. (‘It can wait until next week.’) While that may be true, do you really want to start your Mondays already behind? To combat this mindset, schedule a meeting with your work.

有时候任务表在周五看起来没那么紧急了。(可以等到下周再做。)虽然可能没问题,但你真的想在下周一开始的时候就落后了么?为了打破这种思维,好好安排一下你的任务吧。

First, write down everything that needs to be done, in order of importance. This frees up your mind from being cluttered, confused, or disorganized (especially important on a Friday).

首先,按重要程度写下所有你需要干的活。这样你的思路就不会混乱、疑惑(这一点在周五尤其重要)。

If anything on that list takes longer than a few hours, break it down into mini-tasks that can get done within a shorter time frame. This keeps work from appearing overwhelming. Next, put a circle or empty check box next to the top three things to get done, along with a time frame or deadline. This focuses your attention on to one thing at a time, which is the key to personal productivity.

如果清单上面的任何一个任务都需要花费几个小时,把它们再进行分解,然后用更短的时间去完成。这样能让你的工作看起来不那么铺天盖地。接下来,在最首要的三件事旁画个圈或是一个方框,写上完成时间范围或最后期限。这能让你的注意力一次集中在一件事情上,对个人的效率至关重要。

2. Schedule Breaks

打破计划

If the office is much quieter on a Friday than on a Monday, you may not get interrupted at all. While that sounds great,it also means the day can feel long, you might be more prone to procrastinating, or you find it difficult to concentrate and focus after a few hours of intense independent work. To combat that, schedule breaks. I wouldn't set an alarm, but if you find yourself looking at the clock, give yourself structured work time and structured play time in an interval format to get you through the day. In the end, it will be more productive than attempting to exert your willpower 100% evenly. For example:

如果比起周一,周五办公室要安静许多,你可以完全不受打扰。尽管这听起来很不错,但也意味着这一天似乎更漫长了点,也许你会更拖延,或者发现自己在几个小时的独立紧张工作之后难以集中注意力了。想改善这个情况,那就打破你的计划吧。我不会设一个闹钟,但如果你发现自己会时不时看时间,合理间插着安排好工作时间和休息时间来度过这一天。最后你会发现比起付出百分百的努力,这样做你的效率会高出很多。举个例子:

90 minute work effort followed by a 20 minute break [word processing], 60 minute work effort followed by a 15 minute break [Power Points], 20 minute work effort followed by a 5 minute break [spreadsheets].

工作90分钟【文字处理】之后休息20分钟,工作60分钟【PPT】之后休息15分钟,工作20分钟【表格处理】之后休息5分钟。

3. Change Your Script

改变思维想法

If instead of distracting yourself away from negativity, you refocused with positive thoughts about your workweek, how much more productive could you be?

与其让自己一直被消极所干扰,不如转念关注那些有关工作周的积极想法,你还能再有效率多少?

What if instead of thinking or saying:“I need a weekend to recover from my weekend,” on Monday;“Hump day/halfway there” on Wednesday;“I can’t wait to get out of here and start my weekend,” on Friday…

假如你不想在周一说或者想“我还需要一个周末才能从上个周末中恢复过来”;在周三说“一半过去了”;周五说“我真是等不及离开这里去过周末了”……

We approached the days with:“Let’s get this week off to a good start,” on Monday;“Look at what I accomplished this week already and here’s what I will get done today,” on Wednesday;“Here are the three things I absolutely want to accomplish before I start my weekend,” on Friday.

我们不妨这样度过每一天:周一说“干起来,新的一周要有个好的开始”;周三说“看看我这周都完成了先什么,我今天要完成这些”;周五说“周末开始之前还有三件非常重要的事需要解决”。

4. Compress Your Workweek

压缩工作时间

Finally, if all else fails, use a work around. Pretend Friday doesn't exist. Start each week thinking you only have Monday-Thursday to get everything done and then act on that. This will improve your productivity throughout the whole week, and then Friday can be catch-up day, a strategic work day, a day to schedule your meetings, or a day to take it easy (without guilt). Along those lines, you can rearrange your week in a way that leaves easy or mindless things to be done on Friday (though easy and mindless differs for everyone, examples might be filing, documenting, planning, or updating).

最后,如果上述那些都没有效果,那就当做周五不存在。每一周开始都设想你只有周一——周四这四天时间来完成任务,这样会提高你一周的整体效率。那么周五就没有那么紧张,只是个工作日而已,你可以安排一下自己的会,或者放松一下(毫无负罪感)。做到这些,你可以重新规划你的一周,让自己在周五处理一些简单、不需要费脑子的工作(不过简单不费脑的工作因人而异,会有填表、处理文件、做计划或者更新信息等。)


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