Everyone knows how to work late and wear out, but who's better off? You need to approach work wisely and improve your efficiency without prejudice to personal interests. How to work efficiently?
How to work efficiently?
1. Don't work late
Not all great people spend their entire day at work. For example, the philosopher Michel Foucault only worked from 9 to 15:00. Beethoven worked from sunrise until noon. None of them even incubated them for 12 hours.
2. Get more rest
Even in their short working days, great people very often took a break from their work and took a break. Socrates, for example, sometimes could just stop in the middle of the street and not move for several minutes. Beethoven, as you know, did a little jog every morning, or just walk along the alley. He often referred to this pastime as "walking work."
3. Don't work at noon
Of course, there are exceptions in each case, but most geniuses never worked at noon. For example, Victor Hugo loved, after working on his works in the morning, to take a ride on a double-decker bus in Paris and watch how, perhaps, the future heroes of his stories work.
4. Take a break and eat
Before sitting down at the table, Churchill even took a bath and put on clean clothes. For us mere mortals, lunch is a quick snack somewhere on a bench in a park or right in the office, after which we immediately rush to take our workplace.
5. Diversify your life
The days of great people were full of surprises and amazing variety of activities. From this we can conclude that if we want to succeed, we should not get hung up on trifles, we need to try everything at once. Even the gloomy German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, took a day walk every day or dined with friends. Gandhi loved to walk during the day, swim for a long time and go for a massage.
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