Today’s Word: efficiency

November 2, 2018     =========

☆  efficiency  能率


Efficiency is the quality of being able to do a task successfully, without wasting time or energy. One of the best ways to get more done is to improve our efficiency, right? But how do you improve your efficiency?? One of the best ways is to take regular breaks! It seems kind of ironic that the best way to improve your productivity and efficiency is to work less!

I like the Pomodoro technique for making sure I take regular breaks. Have you heard of it? It’s super simple. You work for 25 minutes on a task, and then take a 5-minute break. Then after 4 sets (so 2 hours) you take a longer break of about 15 minutes. Whenever I remember to use this style of working, my efficiency really increases and I am able to focus a lot better.

How about you? What do you do to increase your efficiency at work or home?