Saturday, June 24, 2006

Lifehacking

Came across this on net and is very interesting. It’s called life hacking. It’s all about tweaking your work pattern to do things efficiently spending less time. In turn u can gain plenty of personal time and if u r good at it U can have spare time to do things that u always wanted to. I’m trying this and hope I get more time for myself.

How would you like to hav a four day week with three day weekend. Say, you work from Mondays to Fridays, and then you could try to shift your schedule instead to working Mondays to Thursdays. Sounds interesting right.

It's interesting how a lot of websites, web apps and blogs focusing on productivity and GTD--getting things done--have grown in popularity of late. There are those focusing on time-tested ways of enhancing productivity. Then there are those that propose radically different ways of addressing productivity issues more effectively, usually called life hacking, among other things.

There are various ways one could go about with this, such as reducing the workdays, but not the actual number of hours worked. The problem wasn’t a time issue, it was a mental issue. I knew I had a whole week to finish my work, so I spread it out over five (or seven!) days. If I knew I only had four days to finish a whole week of work, it would’ve motivated me to get things done more efficiently.

Let’s see if it works, and any useful suggestions pertaining to this are most welcome. Mabee interested people can join me, together we cld work out a master plan to have a two day week with five weekends

4 comments:

Velu Nair said...

The date on the post says June 26. Is the Time Machine on a reverse mode??

:)

Chandan said...

Nice observation dude. I thought no one wld notice that.

Praveen said...

Hmm... interesting concept, I'd really want to know more about this. Can you give me the sources where I can read and learn more about this?!

Guru said...

being in HR..its sounds very promising .. one of the things of HR is GTD..as u say..but at what cost...time is just a part of productivity...and it does not mean..the more faster u work, the more productive u r ..but the term sounds very attractive :)

PS: other than that..u have a very unique prifile and i guess u keep up with u r description...nice to know u