June 20, 2011 9:24 AM Subscribe
I recently finished a very rigorous school year. For the last month I was in class/lab/doing homework around 12-16 hours a day 7 days a week. I am looking for tips, anecdotes or exercises for keeping up a similar, though less crazy level of productivity now that I am not racing against the hard deadlines (homework and projects, tests, etc.)?
posted by mungaman to Work & Money (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
During school, most of my waking time was productive because I had no choice. If I fell behind, then all my effort was wasted. I wish to maintain that level of performance though I don't feel any desire to work quite as many hours a day.
What I am trying to do: I am working at a research job without set hours so I can work at pretty much whatever times of the day I choose. I am also beginning triathlon and ultra-marathon training. Furthermore, I wish to learn a new language this summer and learn different subjects from reading textbooks that I do not have time to take classes for.
All this would be a breeze at my school year pace. However, without the onslaught of homework and due dates, I am finding it harder to channel that productivity.
Currently, I am using HabitJudo which helps immensely with keeping track of all the little things I need to do throughout the day. However, this doesn't aid in creating the "mindset" I am looking for.