Have your ever tried disengaging yourself from your mobile or internet. You would be amazed to find out how much more effective and productive you become. Successful people don’t slog day in and day out rather they work in short spurts with intense concentration. Hugely successful people put in strong efforts but at the same time they also take their time out for leisure.
Importance of taking break from your daily routine gets emphasized by the fact that when you return you are more motivated and pumped up to take on the world.
4-Hour Work Week is an excellent illustration of this philosophy. Join Tim Ferriss, popular guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at Princeton University in very simple terms guides you to take control of your lives. The concept of eternal wait for retirement to enjoy the surreal experience and life takes the back seat. Instead the newly coined term Mini-Retirement in nutshell is taking short term breaks in your career to come back with full vigour and excitement.
We suffer from information overdose day in and day out. Just log in to Twitter and Facebook and try noticing how much repetition of same message or tweet is going on. What if you miss daily err.. hourly updates from your old friend of High School days. What if you miss re-tweeting Digital Sabbatical is another of the fad term which means taking a sabbatical from all online social media channels and an end to online lives for a pre specified period.
Our offline lives are also important. While trying to be close to our online pals we are distancing our family and close buddies with whom we are living presently.
To be effective in your life take breaks. Work in short spurts with intense concentration. Sitting late in the office may help you win your superiors praise but your productivity goes down after spending eight hours in the office. Don’t slog rather work and study intelligently.