Matt Steele: we Have to work slowly and not to much!

Matt Steele, head of design Bureau, wrote an essay on how to organize their work, not to become its hostage, to keep your sanity and have more fun from life:

1. Slow down

Someone once said: "Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat." When we slow down, our priorities become more clear. If you are stronger than you want, don't try to rearrange his schedule. Calm down and focus on the present moment. Feel what is happening right here and now. Look at how spent your energy — good and bad. Healthy priorities themselves will unfold and life will be adjusted by itself.


2. Enough to be a hero

Make a schedule which you will be able to comply, with the tasks, the implementation of which will not lead you to death. No one dies from a heart attack, if you close one of the projects.

3. Go home

Get out of the office at six o'clock, or earlier if possible. Dine with friends or family, relax and a good night's sleep. Then you will feel refreshed and focused when you come back in the morning to work.

4. Avoid meetings

Sometimes they are really necessary and useful, but most often at meetings you're just wasting your time for nothing. Respectfully ask your colleagues or boss, is there a more efficient way of decision-making. Offer their own versions.

5. Switch to the airplane

Forget the calls (even if they are forwarded directly to the answering machine) and the Internet. It is important to understand that our communication habits do not make us happier or more productive. Create around itself a minimum of distracting atmosphere. Be offline while you do not will need to conduct some research or to clarify something. First do important work, and then respond to emails. Be proactive, not reactive, and forget finally about the social network.

6. Lunch outside the office

Read a book, take a walk, visit the Museum — do to change the surroundings and disconnect from routine. A change of environment will give you energy and enthusiasm before work in the afternoon.

7. Refrain from multitasking

This is inefficient. People who claim that they successfully cope with several jobs simultaneously, deceive others or yourself. Concentrate on one important task. Alert colleagues that you are busy and you cannot be distracted. They will cease to be angry at you when you see the end results.

8. Say "no"

Before responding to a request, ask yourself what inside of you requires to say "Yes" — consent or fear. In the second case, politely refuse and offer an alternative. This will be another reason to be creative.published


P. S. And remember, just changing your mind — together we change the world! ©

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