The more detailed and concrete you see your tomorrow, the more accurately you set goals, the more effectively you work. But if you use only day after day a healthy and high-calorie food, the soul still asks for variety or even a little spice.
The one who does this with Joy always works effectively.
This book is about how to properly organize your work so that it is not a heavy duty, but brings joy and satisfaction!
About the curve and the right
Now many people say and think that there is no right, that everyone has his own unique way of life, to which there can not be any single measure. It is argued that someone’s life can not be more correct than someone else’s, as there is no single cut of clothing suitable for everyone, and the story of the right life is only the imposition of completely different people’s private opinions of the one who tells about this right life.
True, it happens so. Only when on clothes you see curves or sloppy lines, you understand that these clothes are not from the best fashion designers. A creative approach to life is one thing, and an inept or inaccurately constructed, or even a broken life, is another.
If you think that the right life is difficult and boring, in which there is a lot of work and little joy, then you have a wrong opinion about the right life. Correct life is natural, easy and joyful, and I invite you to it.
Perhaps, you are sure that a right life is a solid precept and discipline. This is not true. When you force yourself - this is a wrong life. In the correct life of work is no more than in the life of any other. After all, what is work? We usually call what we do not want to do, but we have to. When you start to live correctly, you do not "have to" anything, and by the internal feeling you stop working. You will do everything you need, but if you do it naturally, it will be part of life for you, but not work.
Breakfast in the morning - it is necessary, and for this you need even to sit at the table and feed yourself. But is this work? You do this for yourself, have your breakfast with pleasure. And in the right life you just do everything. As a matter of course, you do all the things you need to do.
Some people think that a right life is an additional tension and a load. Not at all. Of course, there will always be some efforts. Jumping at a disco - well, also a load, but we do not mind? To build and maintain a good relationship, it takes as much energy as to quarrel.
So why then waste your energy to quarrel, if for the same forces you can live in a good way? Why waste your energy to quarrel, if for the same strength you can live in a good way?
In this correct life I can not promise you complete and absolute happiness, you will often experience both shortages and shortages. You will feel it. When you absolutely will not miss a lifetime, when you all the body will feel that you desperately need three lives in sequence and at least two in parallel, when every day for you scary short - you have the right life!
Cartography of my life
The wheel of life
The circle that you see represents the Wheel of Life, and you are invited to make notes on each of the axes of this wheel: how satisfied you are with what you have, how much you realized yourself in this direction.
Home and the Environment
How satisfied are you with what surrounds you? Start with what’s closest to you: for example, from your desk. Your desk can be dirty, littered, uncomfortable - or your joy, where your hands fall and you want to work. Next - your room, apartment, your study ... You live in these spaces: do you like them? The house in which you live - do you admire them? The entrance, through which you pass every day, suits you? The city in which you live and your children will live, is this the city in which you want to live? Country - do you choose this one? So, how satisfied or not is this space around you? Put your assessment on the axis of the line.
10 points - satisfied completely, 0 - does not suit at all.
Family and friends
Dear people are people whose lives you feel as a continuation of your own life.
Family and friends are your human environment, people close to you, important and dear. It can be your parents, husband or wife, your children, the circle of your relatives. Is this exactly what you need? Are you happy with them, do you have such a family and such friends that you always dreamed of? Are you satisfied with everything here? Are these people really close to you? Someone will easily say: «I’m happy, and I do not need any more, no less!", And someone will think and sad...
There are no healthy people, there are underdeveloped.
Sigh of modern medicine
Fully healthy people, according to doctors, in our time there, but each of us knows and feels when he was more healthy: this year or in the past, this fall or last summer. In addition to comparing with what was, it is important to compare with the tasks that are before you. Once you can say confidently: "With health everything is in order, I have enough health for all my problems," and once you feel: there are many things, but there’s obviously not enough health ...
Money is good and evil. Good - with what it is pleasant to say hello and want to give only good business and good hands.
Money does not happen much, but everyone has a sense of whether he has enough money or not. This is a purely personal, completely subjective feeling: someone and with a hundred dollars a month will be happy, but for someone a hundred thousand dollars is a critical feature, below which it is difficult to descend or even unthinkable. This is also a question of your personal needs, and obligations to other people, and the magnitude of the tasks that you set for yourself, but someone will say confidently: with the money I have everything in order, the stock is, and another because of the money is ready to be shot or shoot - so the question is sick and sharp.
The subjectivity of the perception of one’s career is even greater than the assessment of satisfaction in money. There is a vertical career (an upward shift in positions), there is a horizontal career (raising personal skills), and there is a career of the person I was in. I wonder how satisfied the former Tsarevich Gautama was with his career, having reached enlightenment under the Bodhi tree? How will the housewife appreciate her career when her loving and beloved husband became president of a transnational corporation, and the son finished his studies at Eton? Either way, some kind of subjective satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) career has everyone. What is it you have?
Freedom is the work that you love, in the mode that you want.
Free time is not an empty time, but a time that you can dispose of yourself.
If suddenly you have nothing to do from morning till night, you go and miss, you are looking for yourself what to do - it’s not free time, but the emptiness of your life. On the other hand, your day can be loaded or overloaded, but if you can change it, remove unnecessary and insert something that is dear to you, your life is full, but you are free in your time. So, free time is an opportunity to dispose of your time. How much do you have this opportunity?
How much do you have in life: my life with love? It does not matter where this love comes from, it’s not necessarily the specific beloved man or my particular favorite children, my favorite work, my favorite coffee. This is a question about the feeling: I live with love or now the love of my life is gone. Sometimes you know and feel that in your life there is this feeling of light, beauty, energy, care, love. Or it’s gone, gone, and now in the life of love is not enough. Your mark?
Entertainment and recreation
Ugar, burning life, destroying health and energy - not rest.
Rest is a business, after which you want to work.
For someone, rest - lie down with a book under the apple tree, for another - to escape on the football field. We are different, but everyone can appreciate the quality of their entertainment and their recreation objectively. If your colleague joyfully rode off for the weekend, and on Monday crawls, says: "Guys, we need to recover ... We are so rest specifically! Day or two I’m not working! "- He rested? It was not rest, but burning, burning life, destroying health and energy. It was not entertainment, then you have a sad headache ... It’s all very simple: if you want to live and work - you are rested, if you are cheerful, cheerful and energetic - you are entertained. Where do you put a mark on the axis of Entertainment and Recreation?
Combine all of your marks with a smooth line and see what shape you got. Imagine: your cart with these wheels. How will she go about life? The two main indicators are how well the figure you got is harmonious, it’s like a wheel and what the diameter of this wheel is. If you have a smooth, beautiful, but small wheel - you go through life quietly, calmly, everything is exactly bad, but you are already used to it...
When everything is bad, even a certain calmness appears on my mind: "So, my destiny is this!" if suddenly against the background of a common even bad on one axis flashes: "Good, cool, cool!" - went career, money was poured, lightning struck love - then the former level suddenly becomes a pit, where it hurts to fall after a life peak ... You shakes. Also if you have untwisted your Wheel of Life, if you have high, strong indicators on the main axes, but failure on one of the points, then each turn will hurt you painfully in this place ...
Everything is cool: love, beauty, but - money no ... Or: everything is great - money, career, love, and health is failing ...
People overestimate their capabilities in plans for a year and underestimate what they can do in their lives in 10 years.
Shade your current Wheel and draw how it should look in 3 months. After 1 year. In 3-5-10 years.
Keep in mind that most people overestimate their opportunities in plans for a year and underestimate what they can do in their lives in 5-10 years.
Hardly a drawing will be serious, where you will draw your new Wheel on the top of your little freak with an ideal circle with a maximum diameter (10 points on all axes). This does not happen. Miracles no, for any change in your life you have to pay a lot of work, and sometimes you have to sacrifice something: once you pay entertainment and leisure for money, free time for love or career for moving to another city, where there will be another, more suits you the space of life.
On the other hand, look for successful - inventive - options. Not often, but it happens that the increase of only one axis suddenly raises all the other axes. Sometimes the decision to change the place of residence, buy a new apartment is also a way to establish relationships with parents, and quality motivation to work (hence the career and money), the termination of unnecessary friendship, empty entertainment and - the possibility of love...
Dare! Who, in fact, can prevent you from making your life truly happy, if you really want it?
"Looking at the Wheel of my life, I think that I should ..."
What to add, what to present yourself, so that your life will become both more cheerful and harmonious? From what direction, from which axis do the very first steps? What should I focus on after this to support the changes? And to start all this, than to puzzle yourself in the next few days?
Write down your three decisions that you decide to change in the near future in your life. And a list of specific actions, how you are going to implement these decisions.
It’s great. And if you do the same, just braver?
How Napoleon worked
Listen to the story. A young man from the city of Kryzhopol without any connections, only with his own mind and efforts, becomes president of Russia at the age of thirty (and now how much?), And in just ten years by his efforts Russia is one of the strongest European powers ...
Fantastic? They did not guess: it was. Only this was in France - in a country that does not fundamentally differ from Russia. And one young man is the same as you, he did it all. He was originally from the province of Corsica, and his name was Napoleon. So, again: from you, he did not differ in anything. Well, maybe only with my ability to work.
"Having risen at dawn, in a dressing-gown, he looks through personal correspondence and newspapers, taking a doctor, architects or his librarian during the morning toilet; While he is lying in the bath, he is read urgent messages. He dresses, leaves his apartment at 9 o’clock, receives officers, members of his family or dignitaries. He ate breakfast at 9.30, but not always, since prolonged audience often allow him to go out to the table only by 11 o’clock. He feels sorry for wasting time on food, and he is getting rid of this unpleasant duty for 7-8 minutes. But this short pause, he uses to take artists or scientists and ask them a bunch of questions.
After a short rest in the apartment of the Empress, he goes to his office and plunges into work, that is, in the management of the empire, which occupies half of Europe and has 83 million inhabitants. In the neighboring topographic office, maps, plans, schemes and statistical tables are spread, they are always at hand whenever needed. He throws his hat and sword on the chair and, pacing back and forth, dictates to the secretary. His texts bear the imprint of this nervous walk: the phrase is perfectly constructed, but simple, since its attention is occupied only by ideas. While the secretary completely rewrites this verbal flow to turn it into a text of dispatches, Napoleon opens the ministerial dossiers sent to him and reads them without missing a single detail, constantly demanding comments, scribbling almost all documents with notes. What more did the monarch study so much detail with such thoroughness! Nothing escapes him. He is scrupulous with regard to the imperial budget ... "44 800 have been received, 39 800 spent, the balance of 5000 plus 15 000 receipts in March, which ends, total 20 000. March 30. N.».
When he finally sits down for dinner for a short quarter of an hour, he manages to give instructions to the marshal, to read urgent dispatches or listen to excerpts from the press. After coffee, he returns to the office, leaving Josefina to care for guests, and again takes to dictation or reading. He got up at 10 o’clock, rises in the middle of the night, reads reports, and, most importantly, studies in detail the army affairs, postponing in his memory the movement of regiments, the stages of a difficult march, the number of batteries, monitors the daily state of treasury and finances. Often awakens the secretary, and the dictations are renewed ... "(Ben Vader," The Brilliant Bonaparte "). It was a daily hard labor, but this was life, the meaning of the life of the Emperor of France. And how do you live?
Portrait of the day
Make a list of your normal work day from morning to night. For a basis take your real, tomorrow’s day, but it is quite admissible, if you remember your usual, already past day. So...
You woke up: where do you start your day? What are the first things? Morning work-out? Breakfast? Or immediately check your email? What’s next, including all the work and all after work?
I would suggest doing this in Test mode. Condition: you will have 7 minutes. You need to write a list of the things that your day will consist of, including both business and personal time. Cases can be written briefly, in one word; record them in any order just as remembered; when you do it, you do not need to specify: just the name of the case. For example: "Lunch". Or: "Making a plan of the day." Maybe: "TV" or "Forum". The duration of the case is determined from 3 to 30 minutes.
What takes less than 3 minutes, we will now consider a trifle: turned on the light, went to the table, sat down on a chair, poured coffee ... - we will not call such small actions by deeds. And the fact that it takes more than 30 minutes is already a Union of Affairs, rather a Task, and not one thing. The two-hour meeting, consisting of six questions, is better written as six questions: six cases.
Question: how many cases in this time, for 7 minutes, you write? Do this on a separate sheet. Record the time and - for work!
To sum up the first totals, calculate the number of points.
Less than 10 - probably, you did not try. Because you’re not a slacker, are you?
11-15 - not bad for a start. Probably, you wrote only the most important thing and did not detail it.
16-20 - good: good detail, you see your day in sufficient detail.
21-25 - excellent, strong result!
26-30 - super. You can be proud of yourself!
Easy recalling of cases is usually associated with a positive life and business mood. Favorite and internally intimate affairs are usually remembered first, at least - faster. Things that you do not want to do are remembered last: you do not want to think about them.
You can rely on this to more accurately analyze the features of your work during the day. Namely, divide the day into four conditional parts: morning to work, work before lunch, work after lunch, evening after work. Which part of the day did you remember more quickly and easily, what was in the fog and remembered with difficulty? During the development of time management, this information will be very necessary for you, while just fix it for yourself: a good memory speaks about the development of this period of time and affairs, memory failures and difficulties in recall usually indicate fatigue, things you can not cope with, and about work that you do not like.
Easy memories for you! Have a good future!
You are at the helm
Easier and more accurate your business is remembered by those who are the master of their life. If things are asked to you, you can hardly predict them. "What are you going to do today?" "I do not know what they will say ..." If you define your business, you can plan and list them, you can know them in advance.
Stronger memory for more responsible people. Even if the list of cases "is given from above," the responsible person makes them his own, fulfills them as what he plans himself, achieving the result. Less responsible people load themselves with work just enough to start doing it. And remember the task, bring it to the end ... - Well, this is how it will turn out. Strong memory to you!
Specificity and detailing
A large number of cases are written not by those who are overloaded with cases, but those who know from what specific cases and details his work consists. He who has the ability to see the things that he does.
In this way, when recruiting some skilled personnel, they evaluate business qualities, or rather, the level of organization of the applicant: "List the affairs of your usual day on your previous job!" - and then they observe how much and how fast you remember things.
We remember: the duration of the case we determined from 3 to 30 minutes, the average duration - 15 minutes. The average working time is 500 minutes. How many cases fit into working time? 33 - cases. Okay, 30. But not 10. You’re not a slacker. The idler’s day consists of: "I woke up. I ate ... And then I do not remember ... "And the more detailed and concrete you see your day, the more accurately you set goals, the more effectively you work.
Perhaps someone has summed up too general descriptions. "Preparing a position for negotiations" is a good formulation, but too general. Specifically, it would be:
• Prepare theses: formulations and arguments.
• Make a presentation in PowerPoint.
• Check with the boss.
• Make a presentation at a general meeting.
• Collect feedback and clarify the wording.
If we take into account that each item here takes from 10 to 30 minutes, it is these specific language of cases that prove to be the most accurate. And it is precisely such specific formulations that allow each small business to be made as efficiently as possible.
Another thing is that for the convenience of memorizing, private matters make sense, where you can collect, pack into the main tasks of the day. 30 things in one head to put into memory is difficult, but if properly arranged, everything becomes easier. Memory normally holds about seven objects, so it is optimal if there are up to 7 main tasks in the schedule of the day, and each task can consist of several (up to 7) cases. You even have a supply ...
Portrait of the week
To make a good day, you need to see the plan for the upcoming day. To properly build your week, you need to write down all the main affairs of the week and think about their composition and location. Start with a simple one: open a sheet on the blocks "Monday", "Tuesday", and so on, in each block write down all the cases of your normal week.
"In the store for groceries", "fitness", "refuel the car", "guests" or "study" - the business of the week.
You have five minutes, remember and write at least 20 cases. Soon you will need it very much ...
Analysis of working hours: Cases, Service, Emptiness
There is time working, there is time personal...
Well, this is not entirely true. The more creative a person lives, the more he loves and cares, the more difficult it is for him to determine where is Work and where is Personal. After all, if the Work is a favorite, it becomes already a Personal, and if you take seriously the Personal, this is already seen as a Work.
Many women so-so formulate: "I have two jobs - Work and Home." And the work of the house is more difficult and responsible.
So, within the limits of your working time, all the cases you have written down (put together both the affairs of the day and the affairs of the week) are divided into three groups:
Cases are actually productive activities that will be evaluated and paid for by someone.
For example, I fulfilled the order, served the customer, conducted the lesson, concluded the negotiations...
Service - we do not go forward from this, we will not be paid for this, but without this we can not move on.
We made a plan of the day. We talked with a colleague, offended by the boss, brought her to life. We solved the problem with the fire department. Warmed up, bowed down, restored stiff back and legs. I counted the money again. Removed excess items from the table.
Emptiness - time was spent, the result - zero. In a business language, such cases are sometimes called Time-Devourers or Time-absorbers, in direct communication - by Emptiness or Figures.
What did you do yesterday half an hour after talking with the boss? - Well, garbage ...
There are sometimes empty and unconstructive negotiations, and overgrown meetings. More often these are computer games during working hours, travel through the vast expanses of the Internet, prolonged smoke breaks, leisurely and cheerful conversations for another cup of coffee - everything that you successfully distract yourself from work.
By the way, did you forget to write it down in yesterday’s affairs? Do you remember the criterion? - More than 3 minutes...
Add all the time for each of these categories, draw a pie chart on the use of your working time.
If your result is like diagram No.1 (ratio 7/1/2), applaud yourself if the result is inclined to diagram No.2 (ratio 5/2/3), probably, it is worth changing something.
The analysis of working hours with these categories of "Affairs", "Service" and "Emptiness" immediately gives a very colorful picture and draws convincing perspectives of your life when you change it.
Analysis of personal time
We began to do work time analysis, because it is usually easier to work with work. Analysis of personal time is harder to do, but you already have experience. Let’s get started!
So, your immediate task is to decompose everything that you do in your own time into three categories: "Affairs", "Service", "Emptiness".
Emptiness in Personal Time
Probably the easiest way to deal with the Void. Most often here you can include such painfully understandable things as:
Gather with friends, drink.
Viewing wonderful TV programs framed by dense advertising.
What do we write in the newspapers?
We do not write anything and we do not need to read it. It’s Emptiness.
Showdown with loved ones, showing how wrong they are.
Surf the Internet, sit in ICQ.
Holy cause, it’s a dull Void.
Very interesting communication on the forum.
This is not the case. And not Service. It’s a pleasant one, but Emptiness...
The experience that you’re back on the garbage again.
Good time ... ''
Reflections on the problems that prevent you from living properly.
For example, that you constantly do something wrong ...
Conversations with relatives about what problems you have.
The theme is endless. Emptiness.
Reading books on important issues of life.
What did you change in life after reading the last chapter? If it’s nothing, then for you it’s Emptiness. However, if reading helps you in the fight against insomnia, reading goes into the category of Service. In order for reading to pass into the category of the Cause, you must have Goals for your own development, for the purpose you select the appropriate books, read the necessary chapters, ask yourself the result, change your own life ... Very few people can read so that it becomes a Business.
Once again to eat, especially as reading is tired and eating a little bit wants. Then why not?
Leaving the case, the classic Void.
However, if you are an athlete and you have a task to gain weight - this is already a matter, and few people care whether you want to eat or not. It is necessary.
"Emptiness or not?" - Talking with the virtual Chief
The case is what It is. And I want it or not - the second question.
With the right attitude, this is also desirable.
When I want, we always try to explain to ourselves why it is also necessary.
A Void, as a rule, this is what I want, what it pulls, what it turns out ... And when I want, we always try to explain why it’s still necessary. People are big inventors, and we often time ourselves, thinking up a sense of what really makes no sense. To understand more honestly, I use the following technique.
I imagine that I am an employee, and I have a Chef over me, and all that is needed is to ask him a question about the payment of this case. I ask him: "Chief, will you pay me a salary for taking the newspaper today and reading the section" NEWS, HEARING, SENSATION "interesting to me? The answer is no ... The boss will not pay for my quarrels with relatives, for my experiences, for my communication with friends and for reading interesting books. So this is not the Case.
What does not meet your goals, you do not need.
Of course, if you can show to the Chief that a brief conversation with your friend will give you the information you need, if a book raises your qualifications and brings a product that can be sold, donated and it will be necessary - that means it’s not a Void. At least the required Service. Or maybe it’s a direct affair.
The main thing is you can prove this to chief?
"Talking with the virtual Chief" is an excellent device, but it gives clear answers only in the framework of working hours. And who can be the Chief in the framework of personal time? The most dear and respected people are your husband or your wife. Your parents. Your son or daughter. A priest or someone fulfilling the role of a Teacher in life for you. Maybe it’s you yourself when you think about the prospects and meaning of your life, when you are with a clear head and in full responsibility.
A friend knocks at you in ICQ - it will be pleasant to chat. Does your wife need this? To kid? Parents? No no need. How do you evaluate this "chat in ICQ», when you write your goals for a year, when you are building your future? You want it, but you do not need it. Means - it is not necessary.
What does not meet your goals, you do not need.
If you have a hot desire to change something in your life right now, go to meet him: make a decision. Specific, in writing.
For example, "At 22.00 instead of watching TV go for a walk".
Or inform one of your friends and family about it.
"I decided to get rid of the TV: who to give?"
Or just do it right away.
Take from the shelf compacts with computer games, break them with your hands and throw them into the bucket.
Revision: What I want and what I do
If you do everything you need all the time, in the end you will live the way you want.
When you worked with the Wheel of Life, you recorded your tasks for a year. Later you specified them, overwriting them in a responsible format. Overall, you have your Goals for the year: this is what you have thought out and want. Rewrite your goals for the year again, prioritizing them.
Now, on the other hand, you have a picture of reality: a list of those cases that make up your life, those cases that you wrote down as the affairs of the day and business of the week.
You can cross out the Void,
we’ve already sorted it out,
you can cross out the Service,
we’ll think about it,
leave only the Cases in the final list.
And now the main question: what is called "Delhi" corresponds to your Goals? Do you do what you planned for what you wanted? How much does one correspond to the other? What is your usual day busy with, what do you have for a typical week - how much does it correspond to the goals of the year? How satisfied are you with yourself?
Analyze clearly, as in accounting. Is there a case? Under what article, under what purpose? What purpose does it correspond to? We look business - we search for the purposes. We look for goals - we look for things.
As a result, you can give yourself two important answers.
First. I am pleased with myself: I am a single-minded person. I am doing what I have chosen as Goals, I am doing what I need.
Accordingly, keep it up!
Second. I have new creative reflections on what I should do with my life. What I can and want to change in my life.
In this regard, of course, the following decisions are made: one, two, three.
Bring life to order
The goal is worth, I know that I want it and I need it. But I see that day after day I do nothing in this direction, do not do it, I’m busy all the time with something else. I told myself this, and now it will be difficult for me to forget this.
What will I do with this discovery?
It is clear that a person aimed at the result should have a match. The talker will not have a match. If you wrote one goal and the list of things on the other day, then you need to negotiate with yourself: either change the goals of the year, or rewrite the list of cases. Either do not puddle your brains and give up these things, or change your life and, waking up, do something different every day.
As a rule, in one degree or another everyone has to do both. So ...
Mutual adjustment of Affairs and Goals
If the mountain does not go to Mohammed, Mohammed goes to the mountain.
Some goals should be abandoned. If a goal is regularly forgotten by you and simply does not fit into your life, perhaps you are simply not ready for it.
I still do not do it and I do not seem to be doing it. Then why torment yourself?
If you bought a subscription to fitness, but after two weeks of regular classes, you were sometimes injured, sometimes you missed, and a month later you were missed more often than walking - it might not be the specific form that suits you.
Far to travel, do not like the situation, poorly ventilated - a lot of small things that turn out to be decisive.
Look for another fitness, experiment with other options: ballroom dancing, yoga, karate, volleyball or morning jogging to the nearest park.
Perhaps in your life there are deeds that are not reflected in the Goals. If you do not have goals for rest and sports, and for some reason you are engaged in sports and recreation "without permission", then it’s hardly worth stopping sports: it is more correct to put this goal, write down and then play sports thoughtfully: when it is convenient , and as much as necessary. To formulate with what indicators you want to come to the end of the year, after which you will be engaged in sports and leisure consciously - with respect and pride in what you are doing.
And ask yourself the results.
Something in affairs still have to change. For example: watching the evening series there, goals for a year did not set. Maybe it’s a rest? No, it would be more useful to walk. Total: instead of serials in my life appears ... What?
Sport? Courses in oratory? Psychological training? Theater Workshop? Games or walks with children?
Meetings with friends... There must be an understanding. With what friends, with what tasks? Perhaps it’s just necessary to clarify the tasks and format of meetings, then there will be a correspondence to the goals.
Benjamin Franklin met regularly with friends, at each meeting, reports were made on topical issues and discussions were held, where everyone learned to defend one or another position as convincingly and without hurting opponents.
Summarize: put everything you need in the schedule
Rewrite the Affairs of the Day and the Affairs of the Week so that in your new way of life everything that is necessary is there. Rewriting them, prioritize them according to the priorities of the Goals for the year. Happened?
Agree with yourself about the organizing specifics.
For example, as I do. I need to write a book, it’s worth it for, it needs to be done, done every day. How did I agree with myself? Five days a week, except Saturdays and Sundays (from morning till evening, he is busy in Sinton), I do one of two things: «15 minutes" or «3 paragraphs". That is, I either write the book for 15 minutes, at least I look at the open file with the text of the book.
And if I look, I usually start doing something about it.
Or I write three paragraphs of any size.
It’s simple, it’s specific, it’s mandatory. And it is better to do it in the morning, because you can not go to bed, if it is not done.
What can be such an organizing reality for you?
Curve Day and Correct
Today begins with the future. Your life is always shaped by how you see your tomorrow, your images and pictures of the future. If you want every day to be beautiful and meaningful, at first you should see this day: to form the image and picture of your Right day.
A good day begins with a picture of a good day.
Inventory: friend or colleague. In good families the husband / wife is quite suitable.
Study assignment: "Imagine and tell your model (the one you are dreaming about) a normal working day from morning till night. How do you start this day, in what style will you start it and how will you continue it? The order of this day? Cases of this day? How will you overcome the difficulties that arise on this day? What or how will you do on this day so that you can be proud of this day? How do you finish this day with dignity? "
Actually the story usually fits in 7-10 minutes.
To highlight the features of your Right Day, remember, and what is for you - Crooked Day? The day that went wrong, like the day, which brought not at all what they had been thinking about in the morning? Where, what is the difference of this day from the Right Day?
If you answer: "The day was somehow unassembled, unsuccessful, dull" - this is an empty answer. Do not talk about the day, tell yourself: how do you build one and the other day? What affairs, what order of affairs does your Curve day differ from the Right one?
So, on which key points do you distinguish that this day is a Curve, and this Correct? The key point is a clear indication that it is here, at this point two roads diverge: the road of the Right Day and the road of the Curve of the Day.
For example, it may be the item «Morning exercises«.
Either I woke up and immediately went to wash and began to do a little exercise, or immediately jumped for the computer and began to look at the messages that came over the night ... This is a clear indication: the day begins to curve. Letters will not run away anywhere, and the day begins incorrectly.
What other key points do you recollect that do not go there? Have you joined the work without writing a plan for the day? In the evening, at dinner, took in the hand console and turned on the TV?
Make a decision and write it down in a notebook. That is actual - you will put on sheet A4 and hang up there, where this reminder is necessary.
...Many concrete things are formulated better when we seem to be distracted and think about something else. But if this other pushes us to the main question, the decision subconsciously matures and unexpectedly comes itself.
Suddenly the next life story will help us make decisions about ourselves?
In 1918, Alexander Lubishchev, a teacher at the Tavrichesky University in Simferopol, formulated the goal of his life: to create a natural system of organisms. What Mendeleev did in chemistry, he decided to do in biology - and, more broadly, in the history of evolution. In particular, to correct the theory of Darwin: he thought that a stupid random search does not create that mathematically verified beauty and splendor, which we see in nature.
"In order to establish such a system, it is necessary to find something analogous to atomic weights, which, I think, can be found by mathematical study of curves in the structure of organisms that do not have a directly functional significance ... the mathematical difficulties of this work seem to be extremely significant ... To fulfill this main tasks I will have to start no earlier than in five years, when it will be possible to lay solid mathematical foundations ... I set myself the goal in time to write a mathematical biology in which all torture application of mathematics to biology, "- wrote a young teacher in 1918.
He is 28 years old, for life - that is, for work - he set himself 90 years. Then he made a plan for life and began to work together with the whole country for five-year plans - only for his own five-year plans. Plan - report. The report is weekly. Monthly report. Annual report: this is a multi-page report, a whole notebook. Report for 5 years, plan for 5 years ahead.
Plans are detailed, with sections and subsections: mathematics, taxonomy, evolution, entomology, history of science...
Did these reports and plans take a lot of time? Not more than two percent of the time the actual work. The detailed monthly report took from 1.5 to 3 hours, the plan for the next month - 1 hour. The annual report is 17-20 hours.
What is the coincidence of plans and reports? In the main cases, planned and done by Lyubishchev converges to within one percent.
"I turn off any breaks in the work, I count the net time. The net time is much less than the amount of time that is obtained from the calculation of the gross time, that is, the time that you spent for this work.
Often people say that they work for 14-15 hours. Maybe there are such people, but I have not been able to work so much in view of the net time. The record of the duration of my scientific work is 11 hours and 30 minutes. Usually I’m happy when I work net - 7-8 hours. The most record month I had in July 1937, when I worked for one month 316 hours, that is an average of 7 hours net. "
It was considered in detail everything, with an accuracy of up to 5 minutes, the time devoted to the purpose of life, direct scientific work was especially carefully understood.
"August 1965: 136 hours 45 minutes of the first category.
The main scientific work is 59 h. 45 m.
Scientific entomology - 20 h. 55 m.
Additional. work - 50 h. 25 m.
Org. work - 5 h. 40 m.
Total 136 h. 45 m. "
He uses every minute, any so-called "waste of time": on any walk he collects insects; when the chatter begins at the meetings, he solves the problems. English and German, he learned mainly during trips in trams.
This was his System: to cherish every minute of his life. His system he created even before he set a goal in his life.
Two years before setting the goal of life, at 26 years old, on January 1, 1916, Sasha Lyubishchev vowed himself: to learn to track and cherish the time of his life. Time is irreplaceable. Since then, from 1916 to 1972 , to the day of his death, fifty-six years in a row Alexander Aleksandrovich Lyubishchev carefully recorded the expenditure of time. Any action - rest, reading newspapers, walking - he noted by the hour and minute.
His daughter told me that when she was a child, when she and her brother came to the office with their questions, he began to write notes on paper with them: he marked the time.
Indeed, everything was taken into account. The report for 1938 : apart from the obligatory accounting of working hours (ecology, entomology, orgrabot, Zoobiological Institute and Fruit-growing Institute), all personal time was taken into account: communication with people, movement, household chores. Reading scientific and fiction in different languages - 9000 pages, 247 hours. 552 pages of scientific works have been written, 152 of them have been printed.
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