Hack 27:   Map Your Time

第27招:  映射你的时间


Level         Easy

Platform    All (with a spreadsheet or calendaring program)

Cost          Free

级别              简单

平台              全平台(需要一个excel或日历软件配合)

费用              免费

The busy person’s perennial question is, “Where did the day go?” It’s easy to get tossed from one thing to the next like a piece of driftwood caught in the tide of your crazy life. A thousand things compete for your time and attention and tug you here and there, but only you know how you actually want to spend your time. You can take control, mindfully structure your days, and deliberately choose the activities — and time limits — that reflect your values and goals.




Hack 26:   Set Up a Morning Dash

第26招: 建立一个晨间冲刺

Level         Easy

Platform     All

Cost          Free

级别           简单

平台           全平台

费用           免费

You love the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment you feel when you check off an item on your to-do list as done, completed, out the door, in the can. But so many things can keep you from getting to that moment, from unexpected emergencies to long and dragged-out meetings to getting waylaid by a  conversation with a co-worker in the hallway.




Hack 25:   Make Your To-Do List Doable

第25招  : 令你的to-do清单具有可执行性

Level           Easy

Platform      All

Cost            Free

级别 :        简单

平台 :        全平台

费用 :        免费


There’s no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it’s so easy to let a whole day or week go by without knocking one task off your list. How does that happen?  Well, your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat pillar of undone time bombs taunting you and your unproductive inadequacy. It all depends on how you write it.




Chapter 3   Trick Yourself into Getting Done

第三章  忽悠自己把事情完成


Just as Mom used to grind up that bitter pill in a bowl of ice cream, you can make working on tough tasks easier to swallow. Checking an item off your to-do list — and the sense of satisfaction and completion that comes with that simple action — is one of the best things that happens during your workday. But there are roadblocks, both environmental and just plain mental, on the way to “done.”