Last summer I accomplished less than I had hoped. I want to do better this time around, so I am looking for opportunities to be more productive. The first step involves looking at my daily routine.
Daily Routine: The Ideal
First, I find that I am most productive and satisfied when I fit work into the 8-to-5 (ish) schedule.
Second, I find that I do my best work when I leave the house.
So my best days look like this: I go to the office as early as possible, work as much as I can until around 5, exercise, and then leave.
Achieving The Ideal
Obviously, I have to deviate from Continue reading 4 Ways To Maximize My Daily Routine
University faculty might face a dilemma. On the one hand, productivity is required for faculty to keep their job, be promoted, and — for tenure track faculty — secure tenure. And one way to survive in the competitive academic market is to outshine the competition in terms of productivity. And one way to be more productive than the competition is to overwork yourself. After all, overworking is associated with greater productivity (Jacobs and Winslow 2004; see also Seals and Rodriguez 2006 and Thomas 1992). However, overworking is also associated with lower job dissatisfaction (ibid). So, overworking
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