Don't Talk To Your Boss About Time Management. Energy Management Is King.

- Apr 24, 2018-

       In order to increase work efficiency, many people are trying hard to squeeze time. However, as we all know, in each of the 168 hours of the week, the working efficiency of each time period is different.

     "The key to improving work efficiency is energy management." This statement comes from the business consultant Flip Brown. He founded Burlington, a Vermont-based business culture consultancy, and wrote a book called Balance Your Effectiveness at Work: How to Enjoy. The Fruits of Your Labor Without Driving Yourself Nuts).


       Brown said: “We can think of time as something that is not moving. Everyone knows that when you see a doctor, it will feel like you're going through a year. When you go skiing on the snow, the feeling is totally different. Most people think that It's easy to work on your own for certain periods of time, and it's the same way to do something specific.”

       He also said that this feeling of difference has nothing to do with time, but is closely related to energy and enthusiasm. If we follow our own laws of physiology and reach out to tasks, jobs, and people that are full of energy, then we can greatly increase work efficiency and at the same time make ourselves more like our own work.

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If you see a full schedule early in the morning, will you have the urge to die? If you do, your energy has already run away before it starts.

Brown said that many people overestimate their own efficiency, or spend too much time on things that seem to be important and actually trivial. It's not like what you do with what you do. Do not ask yourself too much and give yourself a reasonable amount of tasks.

He also said: "If the work environment is under heavy pressure, or if the official atmosphere is full, it will be very difficult to reduce the pressure on ourselves. However, our brain, body, and soul are limited in their ability to withstand the consequences."

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Brown said that some people know when they are most energetic. For example, some people are most active when they get up in the morning, and some people do not have creativity until after dinner.

If you don't know much about your situation, take a week or two to record your status. Make a note of which time periods are most efficient and energetic; which time periods do not work, want to drink coffee or want to sleep.

Make good use of energetic time periods, use these times for tasks that must be done in the best possible condition, and jobs you don't like (Brown's least favorite is bookkeeping). If you do these things at the highest efficiency, you can complete them as quickly as possible.

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Brown is very opposed to the "day and night rotation" mode of operation. He believes that it is necessary to take time out of the day's intense work to replenish energy in order to maintain the best condition.

If you are tired, take a few minutes to rest. Try to go out for lunch or take time out for a walk every day. You may think that you are busy becoming dogs and that you have time to rest. However, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that after the break, the concentration is more concentrated, the energy is more abundant, and you use this good state to work and use the rest time to make up for it instantly.

Brown said: "If you want to maintain a high degree of concentration and maintain high work efficiency, you cannot allow the brain to work continuously for more than 90 minutes. If you do not rest after more than 90 minutes, your work efficiency will drop."

Finding sources to add energy:

Everyone replenishes energy in different ways. Some of the extroverts' ways are chatting. Some people's way is to meditate alone. Some people's way is to exercise. Everyone has to know exactly which one they belong to.

Brown likes to walk for three to five minutes after working for a while. He said that he found ways to let himself “back in the blood” and then integrate these methods into the work of the day.

Brown said: "Sometimes people are in the arena and can't help themselves. It's not guaranteed to have time to rest every day, but we must try our best to fight for it."

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