Get Things Done


Time.

Now I really have to believe that whenever I am busy i.e. have a tight schedule, I am far more efficient with my time though the downside is that the probability if being depressed is far higher. Now that I am back on my self-study schedule, my cosy room must be seen as the villain (now, it sounds like escapism, blame everything else but yourself!) that I need to go away from it to fulfill my 9-hour-per-day study pledge. So there I am, you probably gonna see me more at John Rylands university Library, Prayer south Hall, University Place Food Court etc.

Surely plenty of free time can be both bliss and evil at the same time.

I am trying to adopt this 15-minute rule into my life. My attention-span is shorter by day, it seems:

The major premise of the book is that you shouldn’t force learning. This can be translated this into; do not force yourself to complete a project all at one time. If you spend too much time trying to squeeze out one more word or come up with one more creative idea your brain may go numb. The remedy is to do things in 15-minute spurts.

The author of the book says that when the brain is overloaded it has a tendency to shut down. Nothing is comprehended. For example, if you are studying for an exam and have to read 20 pages, only the first 10-15 minutes of what you read actually sinks in. After that time period itís like mental white noise. You see the words on the paper but nothing is getting through.

It ís much the same way with working on a project for school or business. Even writing an article or paper can be mentally taxing. The ideas stop flowing after a while. So that is why spending a maximum of 15-minutes engaged in a single task is all that you really need to do to be productive. That’s great news for us procrastinators. Just the thought of having to sit down and concentrate on one single task is mind numbing and overwhelming.

86 400 seconds credited into my bank account each midnight.

Most often than not spent doing nothing useful for my Next Day, like what this survey shows:

 

SLEEPING

Women – 27 years: Eight hours’ sleep a night may sound luxurious. But according to a survey by bed makers Silentnight that’s how long most women spend dozing when the endless hours spent sleeping as a child and the amount of shut-eye you take through adulthood is averaged. Five years of this time is spent dreaming.

Men – 25 and a half years: Women may not believe that men spend less time in the pit, but in reality it has more to do with their shorter life expectancy than with laziness.

GETTING READY

Women – two years: Working women take an average 90 minutes to get ready. That’s made up of 10 minutes showering, 30 minutes applying make-up, 24 minutes doing their hair and 26 minutes deciding what to wear and getting dressed. The research was by lastminute.com

Men – six months: A quick shower, shave and slick of hair gel takes 11 minutes: five minutes in the shower, two minutes shaving, one minute on their hair and three minutes getting dressed. That rises to 32 minutes when a bloke prepares for a night out or a date.

 

Yes, getting ready and sleeping can be an act of worship if done with the right attention, but perhaps 6-hour sleep is just too long.

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