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让你每天多出1小时的简单方法

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What would you do if you had an extra hour a day?
如果每天的生活中可以多一个小时,你会做什么呢?

This is a common barrier I run into when I write about making positive life changes: people don’t have time to pursue their dreams. People don’t have time to exercise. People don’t have time to get organized.
当我着手讨论如何使生活更积极、更有意义时,这个问题就产生了,人们通常没有时间去追逐梦想,没有时间锻炼,甚至没有时间去思考。

Well, it’s time to make time.
好吧,现在是时间去想想这些了。

By using some combination of the following, you can free up an hour or more a day. Find the ones that work for you (not all will work for everyone), and then carve out that hour a day.
你可以通过以下的某个方法,使每一天都多出一小时甚至更多,找到那个适合你的(不是每一项都适合所有人),并坚持下去,使每一天都多出一小时,做你喜欢的事。

Then make sure you use that extra hour a day in the best way possible — book that hour on your calendar for something you really, really want to do, whether that’s work on a goal, write a book, start a business, exercise, read more, or whatever. Don’t squander this gift of time!
你要好好利用这段时间,珍惜生活给你的这个特别的礼物,做你真正想做的事,无论是为实现一个目标所做的努力、写一本书、开展一项业务,或者是锻炼、读书都好,把它记录下来。

Make an appointment right after work. Whether it’s exercise or working on some other goal, make an appointment to do it right when you get out of work (at 5 p.m., for example). This works especially well if you have to meet someone else, such as a workout partner or other group or team or coach or partner. You’ll be sure to meet the appointment, which means you won’t stick around work too long, and you’ll be sure to finish all your tasks on time so you can leave on time. This makes you more efficient in the afternoon especially.
1、下班后安排一个约会。在每天下班后(例如下午5点后),安排一点事去做,可以是健身,也可以是其它一些项目。如果这个时间可以与其他人一起那就更好了,这些人可以是工作以外的,例如健身教练、项目搭档都可以。你每天都要坚持这样做,这可以让你从每天的工作中解放出来,也会督促你在上班时间做好所有的工作。这会让你在下午工作时效率提高。

Wake up earlier. I’ve written about this before, of course, but I’ve found time for goals that are important to me by waking a bit earlier. Exercise, writing, reading — I do those now early in the day, so it doesn’t interfere with family time. Early in the day works well for me and many others, simply because there’s not much going on to distract or interrupt at this time of day.
2、早起一会儿。这一点我从前就提到过,我会找到一些对我很重要的事迫使自己早起一点。锻炼、写作、读书,现在我都在早上完成了,不会再占用跟家人共处的时间。由于这个时间段较少被打扰和转移注意力,对很多人来说,包括我,早上的时间是更有效率的。

Turn off the phones. You don’t have to turn off phones all day long, but you should have some unbroken blocks of time when you don’t take calls, so you can concentrate on your important tasks. This allows you to get more done in less time, as phone calls can eat up chunks of your day if you let them.
3、关掉移动电话。当然不是全天都关闭电话,但每天都应该有一段时间不被别人打扰,专心于自已感兴趣的、真正重要的事。这可以让你在短时间内做更多的事情,而不会因为接电话而中断本来专注的事情。

Stop checking email. This doesn’t work for everyone, but if you can stop checking email except at one or two times during the day, you can free up a lot of wasted time. Checking email constantly takes up a lot of time.
4、不去看邮箱。这不适合每一个人,但如果你每天只查看一到两次邮箱,就会节省很多时间,不停的查看邮箱会浪费很多时间。

Brown bag it. Many people I know take an hour or more for lunch. While a relaxing lunch can be a good thing, if you take lunch to work, you can eat quickly and either spend the extra time 1) working on a goal; or 2) getting work done so you can leave earlier. Plus, brown bagging it saves money too.
5、叫外卖。据我所知,很多人会花费一到两个小时在午餐上,当然一顿放松惬意的午餐是很美妙的,但如果叫外卖,你就可以节省时间去做更多的事,工作提前完成,就可以早点下班了。噢,对了,外卖更加省钱!

Figure out your core work activities. What is it that you really have to do each day? I mean, the stuff you have to do or your job would fall apart. If you really think about it, a lot of the tasks you do each day (and phone calls and emails, mentioned above, are included in these tasks) don’t really need to be done each day. Sometimes you can do them less often, sometimes you don’t need to do them at all. If you can learn to focus on your core activities, you can get your work done in less time.
6、掌握最重要的工作。你每天必须要做的是什么?我是说那些必须做,不做会影响正常状况的事。这样认真思考你会发现很多事都不是必须的,比如接电话、查邮件,有时需要偶尔做,有时真的完全没必要。如果你能了解什么是最重要的,则不必浪费时间在无关紧要的事情上,重要工作会在更短的时间完成。

Cancel a meeting or two. Think about the last 4-5 meetings you’ve gone to. How many of them were really valuable? How many of them did you need to be at? It depends on your job, but sometimes you can beg out of a meeting — or just outright cancel it if you have that power — and accomplish the same thing through an email or two. You just saved yourself 30-60 minutes per meeting canceled.
7、取消一两次会议。想一想最后参加的这几次会议中,有多少是真正有用的?有多少是你要亲自参加的?这取决于你所做的工作,如果你有这个能力可以不去参加,或者通过邮件方式解决,取消一次会议就可以为你节省个把小时了。

Delegate. Not everyone has this option, but if you can give some of the tasks on your list to others who are better suited to doing those tasks, you’ll free up time. Do you really need to be doing everything you do, or can some of those tasks be delegated?
8、找人替代你。不是每个人都可以这样做的,但如果你能够把工作交给较为合适的人去完成,你就节省了时间。想一想,是不是每项工作都要你亲历亲为,找人代为完成不可以吗?

Consolidate errands. If you routinely do errands throughout the week, you’re spending a lot of time driving. Instead, try to do all errands on one day, and plan out an efficient route. Most people will save at least an hour a week in total.
9、压缩途中时间。每天上班路上都要花费时间,尝试一下是否可以在一天内做尽量多的工作,寻找一条更有效的线路。很多人通过努力每周都可以节约一点时间。

Know your priority. What is the one thing you need to do today? Get that done, above all else, and do it first. After you do that priority task, the rest is extra really. Cut back on some of the rest to free up time.
10、了解首要完成的事。每天你必须完成的工作时什么?在做其它事之前做好它,简化那些次重要的事节约时间。

Shrink your task list. Once you’ve identified your core work activities and your top priority for the day, go over your task list and whittle it down to the essentials. Put tasks you don’t need to do now on a someday/maybe list, delete others, delegate others. Keep your task list down to the essentials, to keep from wasting time.
11、压缩任务表。通过核心工作确定任务表中必须完成的事,将不是必要完成的事列到另外一张表格中,或直接删除。为了不浪费时间,只完成那些必要的工作。

Say no. One of the biggest groups of time eaters is requests from other people. All day long we get requests, in person, on the phone, in email, through paperwork. Meetings, assignments, requests for information, requests to be on a committee or team … these are all requests that will eat up your time. Say no to all but the essentials.
12、学会拒绝。时间消耗的一个重要原因是来自他人的要求,我们每天都要通过电话、邮件、文件等接到来自别人的要求。会议、任务、提供资料、请求成立委员会或小组等等,这些消耗了大量的时间,拒绝那些不必要的事情吧。

Get to the point. While I’m a fan of long, slow conversations, if you’re trying to make time for goals, you need to whittle down needlessly long conversations — especially if it’s just with a co-worker who isn’t a close friend. In person or on the phone, you need to get straight to the point with a minimum of chit-chat, and if the other person isn’t getting to the point, politely ask what he needs from you.
13、直切要点。我不喜欢漫长而缓慢的交流方式,所以当想要谈出结果时,需要把那些不必要的冗长内容简化,特别是与合作伙伴而非亲密朋友时。在电话中或单独见面时,你需要直切主题或几分钟内进入重点,而当对方未切入要点时,你可以直接提醒他。

Watch less TV. Many people watch hours of TV a day. You can easily save an hour a day if you cut TV out, or just watch your single favorite show each day. Don’t channel surf.
14、少看电视。很多人每天花很多时间在电视上,如果不看电视每天可以很轻松的多几小时。可以看你非常喜欢的表演,切记不要无所事实的换台。

Read less online. If you’re like me, you can spend hours a day reading online. Limit your online reading and focus on your essential tasks.
15、减少上网时间。如果像我一样每天都会花些时间在网上,尽量减少所花的时间吧,将精力放在基本工作上。

Don’t talk long on the phone. Long phone conversations can eat up a lot of your time. Instead, know what you want to accomplish and try to get that done quickly. If someone else is calling you, encourage them to get to the point, and then wrap it up when you’re done. Tell them you have to go because you’ve got something else to get to.
16、别堡电话粥。电话粥占用了你大量的时间,所以通电话时要尽量简明的表述以达到目的,与通话的对象直接切入主题,讲明白后就挂电话,告诉对方你有其它事情正在忙。

Avoid IM and Twitter and the like. I’m not saying these types of instant communication don’t have their uses, but if they’re always on and you’re always available, you’re always at the mercy of others. Instead, just make yourself available at set times if necessary, or not at all if it’s not necessary. (And yes, I know the irony of giving this advice after I just started Twittering.)
17、尽量避免短消息。并不是说这种方式的交流没有优点,但如果总是用短信方式交流就会占用大量的时间,仿佛被此支配一般。相反,在极有必要时才采用这种方式。(呵呵,我知道大家会笑我,因为我正用这种方式与大家交流着。)

Search, don’t file. I used to spend a lot of time filing all my computer files and all my emails into nice, organized folders. I’d spend time every day doing this. Now, I just archive everything, on computer and email, and search when I need something. With Quicksilver on the Mac, every file is within a few keystrokes. With Gmail, every email is accessible instantly. No time spent filing!
18、搜索,不保存。我曾经储存大量的文件在计算上,文件分别归类,邮箱也分门别类,每天都会花费一定的时间在这些事情上。但现在,我只是会讲有用的文件储存,当需要什么时我会重新搜索,信息是每日更新的,每封邮件都是即时访问,过多的储存没什么意义,因而不要浪费时间。

Leave early. If you’re using these time-saving tips, you should be able to finish your essential work early. If so, don’t use the extra time to just do more work … leave early! Of course, you’ll probably have to talk to your boss about this, but many people have flexible hours and many bosses would be happy to let you go early if you get your work done. If you set your own hours, set an earlier time to leave and you’ll ensure that you get your work done by that time.
19、早点离开办公室。如果你想这样做,前提是要早一点完成每天基本的工作,节省的时间不要再增加新的事情。早一点离开办公室吧!当然,这要先争得老板的同意。事实上很多人都可以灵活的掌握工作时间,并且如果能尽早完成工作,老板都很乐意这样做。你想要自己的时间,想早点离开办公室,就要尽早的完成手头的工作。

Get the kids to help out. At home, if you have kids, it saves huge heaploads of time if you let the kids help with cleaning and other tasks. At first, of course, it will cost you time because you have to teach them to do things. But once they learn … it’ll free up much of your time. My kids can help clean the house, reducing by 2/3 the amount of time I have to spend cleaning. Of course, they made the mess in the first place, but that’s another story.
20、让孩子们帮忙。如果让孩子们做一些力所能及的家务也会为你节省大量的时间,当然,开始时由于要教会他们如何做,你是要花费一些时间的。一旦他们学会了,这将会是一劳永逸的。我的孩子会帮忙做家务,帮我节省了三分之二的时间,当然他们会遇到一些小状况,这是另外一个问题了。

Educate others. Is there something that other people submit to you that you routinely have to edit or reformat? Teach these people (maybe with an FAQ or tutorial) how to do it right or how you need it so you don’t have to make changes. Are there mistakes people are doing that you routinely have to fix? Are there things you have to do yourself because others don’t know how to do it? Educate them, and save yourself tons of time. It takes time at first, but the payoff is huge.
21、教教别人。是否总会有一些常规的事,例如校兑文档,甚至重新编辑?试着教会他们常规的做法,或者说你所习惯的处理方式,这样你就不必总是花费时间在校兑上了。是否会有人经常出现常规的问题需要你的校兑?是否会因为别人不懂你的意图而事事要亲历亲为?教教他们,这可以为你节约大量的时间,虽然开始要花点时间,但也是一劳永逸的。

Automate things. If people submit stuff to you, or if you routinely have to do routine work, find ways to have the process automated. Technology works wonders these days.
22、将事情常规化。如果每天都要重复一些常规的事情,试着寻找方法让它们自动化,日新月异的技术创新总会给我们惊喜的。

Just say, “That’s enough.” Often you are overloaded with information and tasks. But if you don’t respond to all of your emails today, or don’t read all of the posts in your RSS reader, or don’t get to all the tasks on your to-do lists … what will happen? If nothing drastic will happen, consider stopping when you’ve gotten to enough.
23、学会说对自己说“已经够了”。每天都有很多的信息和任务,如果你不回复所有的邮件,不处理所有的快件,不把所有手头的工作都完成,将会怎样呢?如果不会有什么影响,那就削减这些任务吧。

Start work early. If you work before everyone gets in the office, you won’t have constant interruptions and distractions. You’ll be amazed how much you can get done between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. I used to do it when I worked in an office, and because I didn’t take a lunch break — I at ate my desk while working) I could get off at 2 p.m. and spend time with my kids.
24、早一点开始工作。如果你比其他人早到办公室,就不必担心被人打扰。你会惊讶于在早上6点到8点间完成了多少工作,从前在办公室工作时我就曾这样做,同时我不在外面吃午饭,我可以在下午两点就下班了,花更多的时间陪孩子们。

Give others authority. If you have to approve things or make decisions, you might be a bottleneck — things move slower if they have to be channeled through you. Instead, give others the authority to make decisions — with clear instructions about what decisions should be made under what circumstances, and what the limits of their authority are. That’ll remove a bottleneck and free you up from having to make a bunch of huge decisions. Just have a way to monitor things as necessary.
25、给其他人决定权。如果你有选择权或决定权,你将会是一个使任务缓慢的因素。你可以将自己的权力交给其他人,当然,什么决定要在什么情况下做出,权力的范围要十分清楚。这样会让你从要决定的事情中解放出来,只做那些必须的。

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2010-07-09 01:04 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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