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Time independent work – three clever NWOW tips
Modern times make it possible to work at any given moment, and
To be successful at what we do and maintain a healthy work-life balance, we need to truly tackle time independent work.
Let past geniuses lead the way
History has some great lessons to share when it comes to working smart. Geniuses like Mozart, Kant and Darwin are obviously renowned for their work, but their ways of working are just as interesting. What made them so successful? Looking at their creative routines below, it seems all three were masters at time independent work, and dividing their time and attention effectively.
Find out what you can learn from Kant, Mozart
1. Decide on your own unique daily routine
Looking at the images, it is clear that each of the three daily routines is unique to the individual who created it. And this is our first tip: find your own unique daily routine – and make it work. Use your moments of focus for complex tasks that require your full attention. Exercise at a time that works for you. Do you do your best work in the dead of night? Allow yourself to sleep in until ten, or take an afternoon nap.
2. Create a ‘work-life blend’
You are in charge: you decide how to divide your time throughout the day. Darwin, Kant
3. A good balance between work and play is essential
When you alternate exertion and relaxation, just like our geniuses, you will most likely have more time at your disposal. Relaxing creates a necessary distance from your work, which in turn quiets the mind – resulting in more mind space for a clear overview and fresh ideas. Moreover, most of us are more productive when taking well-deserved breaks rather than straining ourselves for hours on end.
How can you translate these genius-approved tips and tricks of time independent work to your own working practice? A good first step is to draw your own ideal work-life blend circle. What does it look like? Which parts are designated for work, and what happens in between? How do you divide your exertion and relaxation?
From here, try to find the elements you can already put into practice. See if you can implement a new part of your ideal daily routine this week. And tell us more about your daily routines below. We’re curious!
Source images: http://infowetrust.com/2014/03/26/creative-routines/