Do you feel as though you don’t have enough time? And you’re not really in control of time, is it?

你是否觉得你没有足够的时间? 而且你不能真正控制时间,是吗?

We have no control over how quickly time passes; especially with so many demands on our time and energy for everyday matters, we can easily feel overwhelmed and swept. As a result, we may feel helpless or as if time is working against us.

我们无法控制时间流逝的速度,尤其是日常事务对我们的时间和精力的要求如此之多,我们很容易感到不知所措和扫兴。因此,我们可能会感到无助,或者好像时间对我们不利。

While you can’t control time itself, you can control how you spend it. It is much preferable to spend one hour of high quality time on things that are important to you than ten hours doing things that are not time-worthy. When it comes to time, quality is always more important than quantity.

虽然你不能控制时间本身,但你可以控制如何度过它。把一个小时的高质量时间花在对你来说很重要的事情上,比花十个小时做一些不值得花时间的事情要好得多。说到时间,质量总是比数量更重要。

In this article, you will learn how to improve your quality of time and take back control of your day with Lifehack’s unique framework on time management.

在本文中,您将学习如何提高您的时间质量,并重新控制您的一天与 Lifehack 的时间管理的独特框架。

The Time Mastery Framework

时间控制框架

The Time Mastery Framework is a framework I’ve gradually developed since starting Lifehack.

时间控制框架是我自从创建 Lifehack 以来逐渐开发的一个框架。

Around ten years ago, Lifehack was a one-man show, and I was on my own with no family obligations. I had plenty of time, so I built the website from scratch and wrote and edited all of the articles myself. Now that I’ve grown my company with a larger team and am the father of two sons, my demands and responsibilities have skyrocketed in recent years.

大约十年前,生活黑客是一个人的节目,我是我自己没有家庭义务。我有足够的时间,所以我从头开始建立了这个网站,并自己撰写和编辑了所有的文章。现在我的公司有了一个更大的团队,而且我还是两个儿子的父亲,所以我的要求和责任在最近几年急剧增加。

As you can see, there have been numerous changes. After all, I’m a human, and it wasn’t easy to shift from being responsible to myself (and my parents) in the past to being responsible to everyone on the Lifehack team and my entire family. I was overwhelmed and stressed at first, and I worried that I wouldn’t have enough time to complete everything I needed to do.

如你所见,已经发生了很多变化。毕竟,我是一个人,从过去对自己(和父母)负责转变为对 Lifehack 队的每个人和我的整个家庭负责并不容易。一开始我不知所措,压力很大,我担心自己没有足够的时间来完成我需要做的所有事情。

I had to juggle work and family life a lot because I was always so busy. I wanted my company to expand, but I also wanted to spend more time with my children and wife. What’s worse is that, I felt guilty when I unconsciously thought about work while playing with my sons and my wife was upset about this. What’s worse is that my wife got upset because I often thought about work while playing with my sons. I felt so guilty about this.

我不得不在工作和家庭生活之间来回奔波,因为我总是很忙。我希望我的公司能够发展壮大,但是我也希望有更多的时间陪伴我的孩子和妻子。更糟糕的是,当我和儿子们玩耍的时候,无意识地想着工作,而妻子对此感到不安时,我感到内疚。更糟糕的是,我妻子很生气,因为我经常在和儿子们玩耍的时候想着工作。我对此感到很内疚。

That’s when I realized I needed to change.

那时我意识到我需要改变。

I began by gathering all of the tips and insights I’d gained from various productivity books and studies, and I reflected on my daily schedule to find out what went wrong with my time management.

我开始收集我从各种生产力书籍和研究中获得的所有技巧和见解,我反思我的日程安排,找出我的时间管理出了什么问题。

It took some time for me to review and improve my time management system. But it eventually worked.

我花了一些时间来回顾和改进我的时间管理系统,但它最终奏效了。

Even though I still have the same responsibilities, I no longer juggle. Now I have a better time balance between work, family, and personal care.

即使我仍然有相同的责任,我不再杂耍。现在我在工作、家庭和个人照顾之间有了更好的时间平衡。

It turned out that it wasn’t a lack of time, but rather a failure to optimize some of my time that caused me to suffer.

事实证明,并不是因为时间不够,而是因为我没有充分利用自己的一些时间,这才导致了我的痛苦。

My struggle inspired me to create the Time Mastery Framework which I created while attempting to solve my own time management issue. It was also improved after I introduced it to the Lifehack team at work. Everyone at Lifehack has experienced success with it.

我的奋斗激励我创建了时间控制框架,我试图解决我自己的时间管理问题。在我把它介绍给 Lifehack 团队之后,它也得到了改进。Lifehack 的每个人都经历过成功。

The Time Mastery Framework is a 5-step Framework:

时间控制框架是一个5步框架:

time mastery framework
  1. Track – it is keeping track of how you are currently spending your time in order to identify areas where you could improve.
  2. 跟踪-它是跟踪你目前如何使用你的时间,以确定哪些领域你可以改进。
  3. Design – It entails making a plan for how you want to spend your time and setting goals for yourself.
  4. 设计-它需要你制定一个计划,如何花费你的时间,并为自己设定目标。
  5. Optimize – This refers to discovering ways to use your time more efficiently and productively.
  6. 优化-这是指发现更有效率和更有成效地利用时间的方法。
  7. Do – It is all about putting your strategy into action and making the most of your time.
  8. 做-这是关于把你的策略付诸行动,充分利用你的时间。
  9. Review – It entails checking in on your progress on a regular basis and making any necessary changes to your plan.
  10. 复习——它需要定期检查你的进度,并对你的计划做必要的修改。

Now, let me break down the step-by-step process:

现在,让我分析一下这个循序渐进的过程:

1. Track

1. 田径

Tracking your time is essential since it allows you to understand where your time is being spent and discover areas where you can improve. You can see how much time you have available for other activities by being realistic about your usable time and organizing your must-do items in a calendar format. This can help you prioritize your work and make better use of your time.

跟踪你的时间是必要的,因为它可以让你了解你的时间花在了哪里,并发现你可以改进的地方。通过对可用时间保持现实,并以日历格式组织必须完成的项目,您可以看到自己有多少时间可用于其他活动。这可以帮助你分清工作的轻重缓急,更好地利用时间。

Tracking your time might also help you detect time-wasting habits and make changes to increase your productivity. You can obtain a better knowledge of your priorities and make more effective use of your time if you keep a regular record of how you spend your time.

跟踪你的时间也可以帮助你发现浪费时间的习惯,并做出改变来提高你的工作效率。如果你定期记录自己如何花费时间,你可以更好地了解自己的优先事项,更有效地利用自己的时间。

2. Design

2. 设计

The second step, “Design,” involves making a schedule for how you want to spend your time and establishing personal objectives. This is making a list of goals or tasks that you want to do and ranking them in order of importance and urgency. It is critical to be realistic and prioritize only a few of your goals, as you will most likely not have the time to complete everything on your list.

第二步,“设计”,包括制定一个时间表,你想如何使用你的时间和建立个人目标。这就是列出你想要完成的目标或任务,并按照重要性和紧迫性对它们进行排序。现实一点并且只优先考虑你的几个目标是至关重要的,因为你很可能没有时间去完成列表上的所有事情。

Once you’ve determined your top priorities, divide each goal into smaller, more doable actions. This can assist you in making progress toward your goals without feeling overwhelmed.

一旦你确定了自己的首要任务,就把每个目标分成更小、更可行的行动。这可以帮助你朝着你的目标前进,而不会感到不知所措。

Starting with little, non-ambitious bits of work allows you to gradually develop momentum and make steady progress toward your goals. This can also help you keep focused and motivated since you will be able to see how far you have come and how far you still have to go.

从一些小的、没有雄心壮志的工作开始,可以让你逐渐形成动力,朝着你的目标稳步前进。这也可以帮助你保持专注和积极性,因为你将能够看到你已经走了多远,你还有多远要走。

A planner comes in handy here. It can help you get organized by creating a list of prioritized goals and to-dos. Lifehack’s Full Life Planner can do just that. It is a useful tool for aligning your schedule with your objectives.

规划师在这里很有用。它可以通过创建一个优先目标和待办事项的列表来帮助你组织起来。Lifehack’s Full Life Planner 就可以做到这一点。这是一个有用的工具,使你的日程安排与你的目标一致。

3. Optimize

3. 优化

The goal of “Optimize” is to uncover methods to use your time more efficiently and productively. This means reconsidering your priorities and asking yourself questions like, “Do I really have to do this task?” Is it truly urgent? Is there a better way to accomplish it? Can I assign it to another person?

“优化”的目标是发现更有效和高效地利用时间的方法。这意味着你要重新考虑你的优先级,并问自己一些问题,比如,“我真的必须做这个任务吗?”真的很紧急吗?还有更好的方法吗?我可以把它分配给其他人吗?

These questions will help you identify activities that are not urgent or important so you can postpone them. By doing so, you can focus on the most important tasks and cut down on time spent on unimportant activities.

这些问题将帮助你确定那些不紧急或不重要的活动,这样你就可以推迟它们。通过这样做,你可以专注于最重要的任务,减少花在不重要活动上的时间。

Put tasks in the “Backlog” category if they are not urgent or important but still need to be completed. Examine these Backlog tasks once a week or once a month to see if it’s time to schedule them.

如果任务不紧急或不重要,但仍然需要完成,则将其放在“待完成”类别中。每周或每月检查一次这些待完成任务,看看是否该安排它们。

For example, at LifeHack, each team member brainstorms and creates project backlogs in their to-do list each week based on their quarterly goals. Then, each morning, we choose from the to-do list what to work on for the day and block a time to finish it.

例如,在 LifeHack 中,每个团队成员根据他们的季度目标,每周在他们的待办事项列表中进行头脑风暴并创建项目积压。然后,每天早上,我们从待办事项列表中选择当天要做的事情,并为完成它设定一个时间。

Furthermore, by looking for better methods to do things and contemplating delegating or outsourcing, you can find ways to accomplish your goals more efficiently and save time in the long run.

此外,通过寻找更好的方法来做事,并考虑委托或外包,你可以找到更有效率地完成目标的方法,从长远来看节省时间。

4. Do

4. 做

“Just do it!” as Nike advertised. “Do” refers to taking action. Whatever you’ve tracked and planned is meaningless unless you act on it.

“照做就是了!”就像耐克广告里说的那样。“做”是指采取行动。你所追踪和计划的一切都毫无意义除非你付诸行动。

Use the Time Blocking method to set aside time for important tasks. The practice of allocating large chunks of time to related tasks is known as block scheduling. For example, you could schedule meetings on Mondays and strategy on Tuesdays.

使用时间阻塞方法为重要任务留出时间。将大块时间分配给相关任务的实践称为块调度。例如,您可以将会议安排在星期一,将战略安排在星期二。

By setting time limits, block scheduling can also help you produce higher quality work in less time. Setting time limits can deflate a ballooning task and help you get things done, as Parkinson’s Law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

通过设置时间限制,块调度还可以帮助您在更短的时间内生成更高质量的工作。设置时间限制可以减少任务的膨胀,帮助你完成任务,正如帕金森定律所说的那样,“工作的扩展是为了填满完成任务所需的时间。”

5. Review

5. 复习

So you’ve taken action on your important tasks; how are things going? This is what the final step “Review” is for.

所以你已经在你的重要任务上采取了行动; 事情进展如何?这就是最后一步“审查”的目的。

Keep track of your progress and continue to review it as you carry out your important work. Are you getting closer to your goal? What are your thoughts on your progress so far?

跟踪你的进度,并在你开展重要工作时不断回顾。你离目标越来越近了吗?到目前为止,你对自己的进步有什么想法?

This final step enables you to assess your current situation and the amount of work still needed to accomplish your objectives. When you keep track of your progress, you can see what works and what doesn’t, and make changes along the way to get closer to your goal more quickly. Furthermore, by constantly reviewing your progress, you will be able to celebrate your small victories and will not lose motivation as easily.

这最后一步使您能够评估您目前的情况和仍然需要完成您的目标的工作量。当你跟踪你的进度时,你可以看到什么是有效的,什么是无效的,并且沿着这条路做出改变,以便更快地接近你的目标。此外,通过不断回顾你的进步,你将能够庆祝你的小胜利,而不会轻易失去动力。

With the above 5 steps, you will gradually regain control of your time and accomplish more of what is important to you in less time.

通过以上5个步骤,你将逐渐重新获得对时间的控制,在更短的时间内完成更多对你来说重要的事情。

Conclusion

结论

Time may appear to be uncontrollable, but there are things you can do to maximize your time and feel more in control of your life.

时间可能看起来是不可控制的,但是你可以做一些事情来最大化你的时间,让你感觉更能掌控你的生活。

By being mindful of how you spend your time, setting priorities and creating a plan, you can make the most of the time you have.

通过留意你如何花费时间,设定优先事项和制定计划,你可以充分利用你拥有的时间。

Featured photo credit: Donald Wu via unsplash.com

图片来源: Donald Wu via unsplash.com

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