See how much dark time you waste
See how much “dark time” you waste
If you have a computer and you leave it there all day after installing a system, do you think this computer is actually used?
Because the CPU runs idle processes all day.
It is also a day to run idle processes, and it is also a day to run programs that calculate large amounts of data. For the same day for the CPU, the value is completely different.
The same goes for the brain.
People who are good at using thinking time can virtually spend more time than others, so they can live many years longer than others.
We often hear the term “psychological age”. People who think more often tend to be older.
It takes 10 years for someone to understand a truth, because they are passively aware of it-they only feel pain when the reality hits his face. After the pain is over, they still do n’t remember to remind themselves.When I met the same pit for the second time, I had forgotten that I had fallen over the head. Efficiency like this, unless I fell into the pit every day, the efficiency of forgetting was always greater than the memory of loss.
People who are good at using thinking time can actively remind themselves of important things from time to time, turning temporary memories into hard-coded behaviors.
Everyone’s watch goes as fast, but everyone’s life is not.
To measure how many years a person has lived, one should use thinking time to calculate.
To give an extreme example, if a person stays in a sterile protective room specially built for him since he was born, without social interaction and knowledge acquisition, after 18 years, would you think he is an adult
It is an illusion to think that time is equal to everyone, and to think that one day someone else, and I will one day, are actually not the case at all.
If you are studying a major and you use the number of days you have invested to measure it, it is easy to create the illusion that you have invested a lot of time, but in fact, the term “investing time” is itself ridiculous and actually investedIs the product of time and efficiency.
You can “invest” a lot of time on one thing, but find that there is no progress, because you do n’t spend all day on what you have to do, and what you want to learn is resident in your brain, giving it the highest priority at all times.
When you eat while walking, you are thinking about it when you dream, and your CPU is always allocated to it. At this time, your thinking time is used to the extreme, and the time you put in is really equal to the actual passage.Time because your CPU is fully loaded.
If you have the habit of summing up, after you spend some time, sum up how much time you have invested in a certain field, it is recommended not to roughly calculate how many days after work to pick up a book and read it, because then youYou may find that the book is often turned, but the comprehension is not much deeper. It takes a lot of time on the surface, but the benefit is not necessarily so great.
Because reading and remembering things in the book are only memories, and there is no reasoning involved. Only by reasoning can you understand a thing deeply and see places that others cannot see. This part of the reasoning process is your thinking time, and it is also in your life.Occupying a significant proportion of “dark time”, you walk, buy food, wash your face and wash your hands, take a bus, go shopping, travel, eat, sleep. All these times can become “dark time”. You can make full use of these times to think,Rumination and digestion of what you usually read and read can make your understanding separate from the level of copybook.
This period of time may seem insignificant, but the accumulation of time will have a huge effect.
Those who can make full use of dark time will have a huge extra life. You may find that such people seem to play no less than you and see no more than you, but somehow they go farther than you.
For example, I often find out why some cattle people in foreign countries not only learn about Niubi, but even those who play “amateur” also do a great job. They are not amateurs at all.A bull, a PhD in theoretical physics, and the top six holders of the World Poker Tournament, so far has won more than six million dollars in cumulative prizes), you will be surprised, where exactly these guys can come in more than one timeDo fields excel?
Programmers know that task switching requires a lot of extra costs. Generally speaking, you first need to save the current context so that you can switch back smoothly next time, and then you need to load the context of the target task.
If a system keeps going back and forth between multiple tasks, it will spend a lot of time on context switching, and a lot of time is virtually wasted.
In contrast, if you only do one task, there will be no such loss.
This is why people who are attentive use time more efficiently than those who are not.
The dark time of task switching seems very insignificant, and even many people think that “multitasking” is a good thing (sometimes it is), but over time, you will find that the time spent on switching is increasing.
In addition, the brain must have a certain amount of time to “warm up” when starting a task. This time varies from person to person and can be changed through practice.
For example, after reading the book for a while, you suddenly feel bored. You ca n’t help but open the browser. After ten minutes you remember to continue to read the book, but to return to the ideal state at that time, it takes some time to work hard.Concentrate and activate all the relevant knowledge in the memory, so that you can enter the “state”, because these memories have been suppressed after you have been online for ten minutes.
If this “warm-up” state takes a quarter of an hour, then it seems that ten minutes of hanging out on the Internet actually took 25 minutes.
If the examples you read are not lively enough, there are actually better examples for programmers: you write a program that is written high, and suddenly you are called to hold a meeting, and half of the code you write is left there.
How long will it take you to return to the state after you return?
Or, you are debugging the program, and you have spent twenty minutes understanding the code that may be related to this bug before and after, and built a rough map in your heart. At this moment, uh, you againThe called person went to a meeting (: D) and came back after the meeting, but you can imagine that it would take some time to think back and forth about the things that had just been figured out.
The ability to quickly enter the state can be exercised, according to my personal experience, it can be shortened to at least 3-5 minutes.
But if you want to enter the state completely, it is difficult to achieve in such a short time.
The so-called full state, for example: after you read a book for 3 hours, or debug a program for half an hour, you are often full of related things, all of this knowledge is in an active state, in other words your brainAll relevant memory neural networks are activated, and it is not a matter of three or two minutes to achieve such an “immersive” state (psychologically called “flow experience”) that forgets the passage of time.
Once this state is destroyed, the intangible efficiency will be greatly reduced.
This is also why I always tend to create large chunks of time to read important things, because this is conducive to “immersion”, so that new knowledge can be fully integrated and related to the various existing knowledge related to it in the brain.The latter is very helpful for deep memory.
To make full use of dark time, not only must you be able to enter the state quickly, another important habit is how long you can maintain the state (mind physical strength).An introduction to Poincaré’s thinking habits in “Inventive Psychology in Mathematics” is very likely.
Poincaré often thinks about mathematical problems in his mind when going to the beach for vacation or walking on the road, and often the answers suddenly flash at these times.
Although I can’t compare with Poincaré, I often come up with the answer on the road, which is really a pleasant experience.
Being able to enter a state of concentration quickly and being able to stay focused for a long time are the two most important habits for efficient learning.
Many people have this experience (including myself). After working, there are a lot more things to be dealt with. Unlike on campus, the environment is simple, the life is simple, and one can do one thing without being disturbed.
The situation after work is that the first thing you have to deal with is more, which leads to the need to switch between multiple tasks from time to time; unless you can even assign the task priorities to be more reasonable, it is inevitable that when you do somethingThink of another thing that hasn’t been done yet, because what you don’t do will leave a “hidden process” in your brain, and from time to time send a message to remind you to interrupt what you are doing.
So here comes the last efficient habit: anti-interference.
Only with super anti-interference ability can we effectively use the dark time mentioned above.
The anti-interference ability can also be practiced. I would often take a car when I was undergraduate, so I often held the large part of the car to watch in the car, either sitting or standing. It turns out that reading in a noisy environment isOne way to exercise your concentration skills: D In addition, reading and thinking often using various pieces of time is very helpful to quickly focus and maintain your attention.
I remember a long time ago, everyone on TopLanguage had an interesting discussion about the use of “toilet time”, including a small bookcase in the bathroom.
(It is estimated that many classmates have a heart in mind: D)