工作少点，完成多点 | Work Less & Get Way More Done
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- 威廉·潘恩 William Penn
A study from Stanford found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working anymore. That’s right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours.
Smart people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. They use their weekends to create a better week ahead.
This is easier said than done, so here’s some help. The following are some things that you can do to find balance on the weekend and come into work at 110% on Monday morning.
1. “中断” Disconnect
Disconnecting is the most important weekend strategy. Making yourself available to your work 24/7 exposes you to a constant barrage of stressors that prevent you from refocusing and recharging. If taking the entire weekend off isn’t realistic, try scheduling short blocks of time (e.g. Saturday 2-4pm) to work without sacrificing availability.
2. 减少家务 Minimize chores
If chores happen to be completely taking over your weekends, you lose the opportunity to relax and reflect. Schedule your chores like you would anything else during the week, and if you don’t complete them during the allotted time, you move on and finish them the following weekend.
3. 进行锻炼 Exercise
动起来只是短短的10分钟，身体就能释放氨基丁酸 — 一种缓解压力的神经递质。锻炼也是激发新点子的好方法。创新者和其他成功人士都知道户外活动有益于激发创造力。
Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a soothing neurotransmitter that reduces stress. Exercise is also a great way to come up with new ideas. Innovators and other successful people know that being outdoors often sparks creativity.
4. 追逐热爱 Pursue a passion
Indulging your passions is a great way to escape stress and to open your mind to new ways of thinking. Things like playing music, reading, writing, painting, or even playing catch with your kids can help stimulate different modes of thought that can reap huge dividends over the coming week.
5. 与家人共度优质时光 Spend quality time with family
Weekdays are so hectic that the entire week can fly by with little quality family time. Don’t let this bleed into your weekends.
6. 安排“小型冒险” Schedule micro-adventures
Try something you haven’t done before or perhaps something you haven’t done in a long time. Studies show that anticipating something good to come is a significant part of what makes the activity pleasurable. Looking forward to something interesting will also significantly improve your mood.
7. 固定作息 Wake up at the same time
It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm, leaving you tired and less productive on Monday. If you need to catch up on sleep, just go to bed earlier.
8. 为接下来的一周做好准备 Prepare for the upcoming week
As little as 30 minutes of planning can yield significant gains in productivity and reduced stress. The week feels a lot more manageable when you go into it with a plan because all you have to focus on is execution.
Sometimes the best soultion is to REST, RELAX, and RECHARGE. It's hard to be on your best on empty.