Summary: Work occupies the time it is allocated.
Are you guilty of “pulling all nighters” and allocating many days to prepare for an exam?
If so, it is note-worthy how a task always takes up it’s allocated time (if not more).
During highschool, I would rush through my homework prior to going to my job … it was not of best quality but it taught me something valuable about the concept of time.
On job days, I would come back home from school knowing that I had only 2 hours to finish all my homework prior to my work shift. Surprisingly, the homework occupied the time it was allocated.
Less time resulted in more creativity. I recall taking my essay to job so I can proof-read during lunch break, posting my questions online so by the time I returned someone had answered them, & going for extra help during school’s lunch break.
On no job days, I would come back home from school knowing that I had about 6+ hours to finish my homework before bedtime. Surprisingly, the homework took longer. I would finish 10% of it and then take a break (procrastination). Rarely any creativity emerged.
Result: Grades & Performance on “job days” > Grades & Performance on “no job days”
Why does this happen?
This is what I have to share:
- More Available Time = Procrastination
- More Available Time = Less Creativity
- With more constraints , creativity results in better solutions.
- Work occupies the time it is allocated.
Next time, try constraining your resource (time or money) to achieve a particular task. Instead of in 5-hours try to do it in 2-hours.
Credits: Father, Workplace, and Friends.