We had a fruitful discussion on this topic in YY’s writing group on 2021-04-22. I’ll recap the main points discussed.
Overall, it’s a journal of knowing yourself.
Some key tips: #
Keep healthy physically and mentally: sleep well, sleep well, and exercise. Without good health, all tips fail.
Prioritize. Know what’s the most important for you.
Track your time. Manage time well.
Do weekly, monthly, seasonal, and yearly review.
Create environments/conditions to force yourself to concentrate. For example, block social media websites.
Singe-tasking: do one thing at a time.
20/80 rule. If you need 1 unit of time to make a project perfect. To complete 80% of this project, you only need 0.2 unit of time. Therefore, complete the majority of the project quickly and maybe let others perfect it.
Make visible progress on a daily basis that can boost your confidence. For example, I am reading papers every day and posting my summaries of them.
Avoid unnecessary meetings. Meeting should be quick decision-making process.
Some books recommended: #
Get Things Done by David Allen
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Atomic Habits by Jame Clear
Last modified on 2021-05-01