Check out the full notes for “Work Clean: The Life-changing Power of Mise-en-place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind” by Dan Charnas
I blocked off 90 minutes and all I got was this single book note post.
And a lot of wasted movement.
From “Work Clean”:
Chefs save motion to save time. Conserving motion conserves the time it takes to move. Conserving motion also conserves a tremendous amount of human energy, both physical and mental, as in refining a task by finding a better process or transforming motion into an automatic reaction so the mind can be free to think other things.
I’ve been adjusting my desk setup to record working sessions.
This mostly means I’ve been able to record hours of wasted movement. In my case, wasted movement is the combination of these things
- Blocking time to work specifically on things I intend to publish
- Not publishing those things
The time spent is wasted. The draft work is wasted.
Here’s a screenshot of my wasted movement:
Took notes on the iPad, sketched some stuff, decided it’d be good to try and make something in Figma for some reason, ran out of time, instead just wrote the post you’re seeing now.
Hopefully, being a little more conscious of that will help me reduce the wasted movement.