- What is it about these MCDs? Part 2: The Awesomeness
- What is it about these MCDs? Part 3: The Format
- What is it about these MCDs? Part 4: The Active Output
- What is it about these MCDs? Part 5: The Variety
- What is it about these MCDs? BONUS: The Easy Button
- Sun Tsu and Language Learning
- Famous Japanese People
- Timeboxing is Scary
- A Goldmine of Japanese Dubbed Shows
- Learning Japanese = Playing a Video Game, Part 1
- Learning Japanese = Playing a Video Game, Part 2
- Are you learning Japanese the wrong way?
- Improving Your Life Through Japanese
I have another AJATT+ post to share with you.
Are you time boxing?
Have you read Khatz’s timeboxing “trilogy”?
If you haven’t read it — or tried timeboxing for realz yet — perhaps you’ve wondered if it actually works?
ファイズーhas tried it, and is alarmed at the results:
I haven’t read any timeboxing books or anything like that, just caught the gist of it from Khatz’s posts. Every time I try it I get freaked out because it works so well. It feels unnatural. Like… life isn’t supposed to work like this. Wasted time has always been a part of me!
Here’s a link to the original post where our favorite sempais chime in with their thoughts about timeboxing:
I’m getting more and more into timeboxing. I just did a altenating set of 15min SRS, 15 off, 15 SRS, 15 off, 15 SRS and it was super easy. Before I was doing 30 minute sets but this seems better, shorter sets might be even better.
What I’ve found most helpful is doing “just 5 minutes” on those tasks that I never want to start in a million years. I’m always thinking, “This task is going to take foreeeever, it’s annoying, and I don’t even want to look at it today.” But I usually can submit to doing something distasteful for 5 minutes… and when I do I realize the task isn’t as bad as I thought and within that 5 minutes I’ll get some ideas about how to move forward.
I absolutely adore timeboxing. Some stuff I do would never get done without it. I’ve often found that, for myself, the shorter the timebox, the better …
Finally, the very lovely rigabamboo:
I work more efficiently because I want to feel like I’ve accomplished something in each box. … I also have more productivity because each time I switch to a new task is like taking a pseudo-break. So I’m constantly working, but it feels like I’m giving myself a break when I switch to another task for a brief, refreshing 4 minute period.
Timeboxing is scary stuff.
Try it in time for Halloween.