Rest is an investment in productivity, people who worked only 4 hours a day but have influenced the world


ByAmy Treasure

"Week holiday system is inefficient"The claim that it is done,Production of nurses improved with 6 hours a day workExperimental results have come out, the way people work is reviewed recently in recent years. Indeed, there were many people who worked only 4 to 5 hours a day among those who had a great influence on the world, and their daily schedule was a consultant of Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs & stanford Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a visiting researcher at the university, shows it.

"Rest" by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang: The daily routines of history's greatest thinkers make the case for a four-hour workday - Quartz
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Until now, the idea that "it is necessary to work for a long time to do a lot of work" was mainstream, but excessive overwork is "Burnout(Burn out) ", and in recent years it is in the direction of reviewing how work is done.

"Burnout syndrome" has at least three types - GIGAZINE


"Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessAlex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of a book called Silva Valley who works as a consultant at Silicon Valley, said, "During the decades of the study, the time and productivity that we are working on As we have told, in the survey of the 1950s already, "The scientists who work 25 hours a week have a productivity of only 5 hours a week for scientists "The productivity of scientists who work 35 hours a week is half of the productivity of scientists working only 20 hours a week" was shown. And actually,Tower Paddle Boards PressIn recent years, some companies introduced shortening working hours, business grew and employees' satisfaction increasedMeanwhile there is.

Historically, there are many examples that people who influenced the world reduced productivity by reducing working hours. I advocated evolution theoryCharles DarwinAnd novelistCharles DickensIt was a good example that only 4 to 5 hours a day worked, and for these people Pang said that "planned rest time" was as important as the actual working hours I will. "It is an investment, not a tax on productivity, to take a proper rest."

So, one example of a one day schedule of people who worked only 4-5 hours a day is from the following.

Charles Darwin


Darwin, who wrote 19 books in his 73-year lifetime and had various influences on the world after that in the "evolution theory", had taken a way of dividing labor of 90 minutes into three times a day It was. First of all, I woke up in the morning, after a walk and breakfast, I work from 8 o'clock in the afternoon until 9:30 pm, afterwards I spend reading and writing letters and listening to novels that people can read. At 10:30, I returned to work again and conducted revolutionary experiments in the ladder garden and the greenhouse. After lunch, I will work to read and write letters again, take a nap of about an hour and take a walk. I return to research around 16 o'clock and work until 17:30, then I will have dinner with my family and finish my day. "If he was an office worker, he would have been fired within a week," Pang said.

Godfrey Harold Hardy


Hardy was a mathematician who had a great influence on analytics in the early 20th century. Hardy got a score for cricket while taking breakfastCloth readingI started a day from doing. After that, I concentrated on mathematics from 9 am to 1 pm, and I spent time on tennis and a long walk in the afternoon. "Four hours a day is the limit to doing creative work for mathematicians," Hardy said. Mathematician who was close to HardyJohn · Edenser · Little WoodHe also agreed with Hardy and told that seriously focusing on work requires extreme concentration and mathematicians will do 4 hours a day, a maximum of 5 hours work while resting every hour It is.

Charles Dickens


According to what Dickens' son says, early Dickens was a night type, but gradually accepted a regular life. In that life Dickens wrote silently from 9 am to 4 pm with a lunch break between them and when he worked 5 hours a day he seems to have finished the day's work.

Thomas Man


Man, the Nobel laureate writer, completely shut it off at the office in order to write a novel from 9 o'clock in the morning to lunch. And in the afternoon I read books, write letters and go for a walk. After that, it seems he was working on editing work by writing a short essay sandwiching an afternoon tea for about an hour of nap.

Edna O'Brien

ByAndrew Lih

Ireland's female writer O'Brien also said that it is a labor routine for 4 hours a day. "When I wake up in the morning and drink tea, I will stay in the room and I will not go as far as lunch, but in the afternoon I will stop working on things like secular things in the afternoon, Or, watching a play, watching a movie, meeting with my son .... Since the time I have been tied up with work, I will definitely not work at night "" And I have been sitting in chairs for 365 days a year. Nor is it because I am not a writer of that type and I want to be there.

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