Category Archives: Personal Management

How to Motivate Yourself (without enduring massive pain)

If you find yourself unable to motivate yourself, squeeze out willpower to do that thing, here’s how to make it easier.

First, I don’t think there are “lazy” people. There are just people that don’t know what they want, why they want it. Everything that you can’t “motivate” yourself to do comes down to cost vs benefit. So motivation, in my opinion, is actually and cost and benefit management. Continue reading

Napping

I’ve started napping everyday for 20minutes, and the results are fantastic. It helps you regain focus, become more alert, and increase work efficiency.

From a ROI point of view, if you nap 20 minutes, and you have 4-5 more hours to work in the afternoon, you only need a 5-8% increase in efficiency to make it worth it.

I believe that the increase is at least in the 20-30%. Plus, it’s just feels good to nap.

Onto the napping time, simply put, don’t let yourself fall into deep sleep. 20-30minutes is max. Or else you’ll wake up drowsy, actually become less productive, and most seriously, affect your night sleep and spiral down to affect next day’s efficiency..

how much sleep everyday?

The 8-hour sleep everyday in my experience I think it’s a myth. An article I read suggests that research shows optimal hours of sleep is 6.5-7.5 hours, and I think I’ve experimented it to find it true for myself.

Why you need to have enough sleep:

1. You get more alert and refocus easier: The danger with not enough sleep is that it doesn’t appear to be not enough sleep for the sleep-deprived person. A study shows that two person, one with enough sleep and one doesn’t, can actually perform a task with the same efficiency. The difference is in performing many tasks over longer stretch of time. Both of them start to lose focus, but the one with enough sleep regain focus better Continue reading