Quit procrastination: Four ways to improve work efficiency

Four ways to improve work efficiency

Quit procrastination: Four ways to improve work efficiency: 21-day effect tomato clockwork method …


Many urban people have the problem of “procrastination.” They are accustomed to pile things up before the deadline, or never finish work early in their free time, and the result becomes “Deadline Fighters”. They have to suffer great pressure for no reason. Even if it is overdue, which greatly affects work performance. In fact, as long as you develop the following four habits, you can effectively suspend procrastination and complete the work easily and quickly.

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City people often complain that time is not enough, but in fact, heaven is fair. Everyone has the same time. It is your choice to make good use of time or waste of time. Since the popularity of smartphones, we can get a lot of information in real-time, anytime, anywhere, but relying too much on mobile phones is by no means a good thing. Technology originally made us more efficient, but now everyone will be tempted by mobile phones. When you are free, you can pick up your phone and slide it. In the long run, you will have poor self-control and concentration, and you will get used to dragging things to do at the last minute.

Here are four simple ways to explain how you can increase your concentration, your willpower, and your productivity.

1. First, go to bed early and get up early

I may have heard it many times from small to large, but has anyone really implemented it? Not a day, not a week, but to do it in the long run. When you try to get up too early, you will find that time will become a lot. Many people are accustomed to the backlog of work or reading until the night. But after working all day, the brain has become tired and needs to relax; The morning is the time when the human brain is at its best, and of course, the efficiency of doing things will be higher. When you get up early, you don’t drag things to the end. In fact, the so-called early rise is just to get up half an hour or an hour before going to work, and the time can be slowly extended. To develop habits, do not be too aggressive, and gradually build will last.

I have accumulated things to do at night, but I am very tired and I will not work efficiently tomorrow.

Haruki Murakami once said that he would usually get up at four in the morning every day, and even if the sky was still dark, it would still change. After getting up every day, I write a novel for five to six hours, eat breakfast, read a book, listen to music, go to exercise at noon, go to bed at nine in the evening, and behave like a robot every day. Everyone may get up early without Haruki Murakami’s clear goals, but his method of work is very worthwhile to learn. If you often delay things to do at night, it is better to go to bed earlier and try to get up early. Maybe it will be different. feel.

2. Delete or log out of your social applications

You may find it incredible, how can modern people not use social programs? Is there no friend? How do I know what my friends are doing? Calm down first. The social programs here are programs like Facebook, Instagram, or Douyin. You may not be able to accept it for a while, but when you delete them, you will find that it will really take a lot of time. If you don’t have the determination, you can try a milder approach and try to log out of your social program account. Every time you want to watch, you have to enter your account number and password again. This may also reduce the habit of pressing in when you are bored because of trouble.

To reduce your use of social media, you can try to sign out of your account, or you can reduce your use because of trouble. (Gettyimages / Visual China)

In fact, this is not to say that these social programs are poisons and cannot be seen at all, but they should not be seen whenever they are available so that a lot of fragmented time will be consumed. If you have to watch it, focus on one time, half an hour or one hour at a time.

3. Fragment the work, focus on doing 15 to 20 minutes at a time

Do you often experience distractions? Can’t help but open the message of the mobile phone to see at work? Do you have to drag things to the Deadline every time? Have you ever thought about doing it part by part? Here I recommend a working method called “tomato clock”, which means that during the period of about 15 to 25 minutes (generally preferably 25 minutes), the most concentrated and most focused thing to do is to remove Can’t play mobile phones, can’t be distracted. When finished, you can rest for 5 minutes. When you have work or a report to do, you may wish to split it into several tomato clocks in a day, which is more efficient than doing a whole day without a purpose.

Fragmentation of work, entertainment after each part of work to relax, work efficiency will increase. (Photos of Korean drama “Unborn”)

4. Do it every day and become a habit

Developing good habits is a very important thing. Often when we start, we will set a very ambitious and ideal goal, and we will be very enthusiastic at first. Slowly, enthusiasm will burn out, and in the end, the fetus will die. In psychology, it takes at least 21 days to consolidate a new habit. This is called the “21-day effect.” Simply put, to develop a habit, you need to repeat it repeatedly. This repetitive behavior will go deep into your brain, called the subconscious, and will gradually become unconscious to do the behavior.

I believe everyone must have played mobile games, and almost every game will have a sign-in reward. The game has a small number of commercial rewards, which requires players to log in to collect rewards every day so that players develop the habit of playing this game. If you want to learn how to play a song on the guitar, take time at least daily for 21 days. In the beginning, you may practice deliberately, but as time goes by, this behavior will gradually become natural, and even afterward, consciousness will penetrate into the brain and form muscle memory, and you will naturally play without looking at the score.

If you keep doing one thing for 21 days, you will gradually develop muscle memory and develop good habits. (Gettyimages / Visual China)

In fact, there are many ways to improve willpower, but the most important thing is to actually implement it. In this age of information explosion, distraction is a common thing. We might as well meditate and focus on ourselves only to regain wasted time.