Fighting distractions at work

Here are somethings I changed mean while or that I’ve been adopting/changing.

Reading email at work only your working email ( all personal email can be check during Lunch if there’s something important ).

No more checking social networks during working hours, in the 5 minutes that we say that we will take a quick look on Facebook/twitter/Instagram we end up using much more than 5 minutes, the necessary time that takes to go back to the tasks we were doing before is also a lost time.

Setting the phone to mute, the fact that now days most everybody have a phone with dozens of ringtones for each application, setting your phone to mute during working time will allow you to stop checking the pone when some phone starts ringing, having a nice phone stand that keep the phone in front of you so that you can notice when the screen turns on for a phone call and pick it up if needed.

Music … this is probably my most precious ally when I need to focus, create several playlists for your working days or listen to radio during working time is also a good approach.

Picking tasks one by one and only picking the next one when finish with the first, this seems a easy task but how many times you are asked by a colleague to help and you stop all to start doing something else, sometimes saying please wait is not a sign of rude or not wanting to work.help.

What do you do to improve your productivity ??

How does your day go by

So yesterday during my time to get up-to-date with the latest’s Youtube publications from the channels I follow, I end up thinking about what I saw in one of them.

If you listen carefully at 2:17 CaseyNeistat quotes the following:

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This made me think on how I use my time during the day :).

  • I normally sleep from 1am to 7am. ( 6 hours )
  • Going to work from 9:00 until 18:00/21:00 depends on the days. ( 9h/12h )
  • Get up-to-date with my subscriptions on YouTube, read some RSS and check my personal email ( 3h )
  • Prepare dinner and eat ( 1h) unless I’m lazy and order dinner
  • If I managed to get home early from work or I used it for some household tasks like laundry or catching up some fun time. Gaming, music or working on personal projects.
  • On top of this a normal day I may spent 2hours on commute
  • On some days I have Dutch classes 2h30m of class and I take some time to study at home.

During the breakdown of how I spent my time during a normal day made me realize that even tho it seems I look quite busy during the day .. in reality I feel exactly the opposite.
It’s true that I spent almost fifty percent of my time in the office I don not produced the exact same work during all those hours ( What I do to avoid wasting time at work ? )

This made me think about how I managed my time and how bad I handle the extra time that I slowly let escape without noticing I could do more.

But that will be another blog entry.

Movies that are just not what you expect …

A really interesting movie I must admit I was skeptic .. A Hindu movie that meets more than the eye seems the famous phrase don’t judge a book by it’s cover :) is so true.

A great story … and such a passionate ending, ( mandatory search for subtitles  )

A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather’s diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men.

When you expect more .. and get nothing

This week I went to see the movie “The Wolverine” I will risk to say the only Super Hero that I really like … maybe cause of all the burst into hanger look alike when things go against the idea original planned. Or maybe just cause …
Expectations quite high for this second movie of “The Wolverine”, based on one of the most iconic s adventures of the Wolverine … yes if I was to give a grade from 1 to 10 … I would not be able to give more than a 4 to “The Wolverine” … the movie started on a normal pace but then when they tried to fit all in a couple oh hours .. things go deeply wrong ….

 

So still a nice movie to watch on the Cinema  … but not as big as the first movie of “The Wolverine”

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