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Glamorization of effort in the study and work

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When we want learn something new either for study or same in work's task we spend more time than normal to get done this.

Either staying in te computer for a long time or staying until dawn working or studying.

Some people says : "Work hard to achieve objectives. "

This routine for now seems no harmful but doing this by a long time will be so painful.

Then in my head we should divide our time to not to reach this stage all messed up, where we need spent more time than necessary, degrading our body and our mind.

I don't saying that we shouldn't spend time to level up your career, but within our limits.

Folks, whats do you think about this? Some routine that you uses to separate hour to studying and turn off technology enviroment.

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I try to spend an hour in the morning before I leave for work, working on a project of my own or learning something new. Then I work at my job. I have a family and am unable to spend hours secluded in front of a screen anymore. To be honest I don't think that's it's much more beneficial as you pointed out, to spend huge amounts of time. I like small amounts of time, where I can then digest what I've learned. Sleep is important too. If I'm not sleeping, chances are I'm not functional.

 

My favorite thing to do to break up a study or work session is to get outside! I love going for a walk with my dogs or even just a stroll to get coffee with a friend at work. I think it is the combination of physical activity and setting change that helps my brain reset 😊

 

I've established a cadence to my day that takes into account when I'm most productive. I'm a morning person so I typically do thought-intensive work early in the day and schedule tasks like meetings and documentation for the afternoons. It's also been helpful to add breaks for exercise and my midday meal at predictable times. Doing this helps me to break away from the screen every 2-3 hours.

Something else to think about is that we often equate "hard" with value. I value an activity, like earning a degree, based on the amount of time and effort devoted to completing it. While there is some truth in this there is also a missing component. Namely, the efficiency you add to how a task is performed also has value. It's like a lifecycle process. How an activity is performed starts out being inefficient, but should get easier over time not because of repetition, but because you've taken the time to adapt and change how its performed to take less effort and time.

 

At the end of the day, you have to put in the work. That's what makes the difference.

Of course there are limits. Burnout is a real risk. If you work yourself too hard to the point that your health or relationships suffer, then it's too much.

My theory right now (and I'm open to debate): more failures happen because of lack of sustained hard work than from too much hard work.

If "don't work too hard" becomes just an excuse to avoid putting in the work, then you won't get the rewards that require hard work.

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