Chris Li

Digital design, Lisper,Emacs.


  1. There is always time.Time is priorties.
  2. Days always fill up.
  3. Work more when you are in the zone.Relax when you are not
  4. Respect your time and make it respected.
  5. Stop multi-tasking.It merely kill your focus.
  6. Set up a work routine and stick to it.Your body will adapt.
  7. We're always more focused and productive with limited time.
  8. Work is the best way to get working.Start with short task to get the ball rolling
  9. Work iteratively.Expectation to do thing perfectly are stifiing.
  10. More work hours doesn't mean more productive.Use constraints as opportunities.
  11. Separate brainless and strategic tasks to become more productive.
  12. Organize meetings early during the day.Time leading up to an event is often wasted.
  13. Group meetings and communications(email or phone) to creat block of uninterrupted work.
  14. Keep the same context throughout the day.Switching between projects/clients is unproductive.
  15. Work around procrastination.Procrastinate between intense sprints of work.
  16. Break the unreasonable down into little reasonable chunks.A big goal is only achieved when every little thing that you do everyday,gets you closer to that gloal.
  17. No two tasks ever hold the same importance.Always prioritize.Be really careful with to-do llists.
  18. Always know one thing you really need to get done during the day.
  19. Break tasks into hour increments.Long tasks are hard to get into;feels like it all needs to get done.
  20. Delegate and learn to make use of other people.
  21. Turn th page on yesterday.Only ever think about today and tomorrow.
  22. Set deadlines for everything.Don't let tasks go on indefinitely.
  23. Set end dates for intense or stressful activities.Everything ends at some point.
  24. Always take notes.
  25. Write down anything that distracts you-google searches.random thoughts ,new ideas,whatever.The point is,if you write them down ,they'll stop bubbling up when you're in the zone.
  26. Take breaks .Sometimes.