【英语阅读】10 Times You Need to Press the Pause Button in Life

  作者:Kings   发布:2014-07-27 01:37   围观:   评论关闭  

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Do you find yourself rushing from task-to-task?

你是否发现自己从一个任务狂奔到另一个任务?

You tell yourself (and others) that you don’t have time to get everything done.

你对自己(别人)说,你没有时间把所有的事做好。

Or maybe, you are pushing past your limits…operating at 110% for weeks on end.

或者,可能你正超负荷的工作,每周都在以110%的精力工作。

It might be time to push the “pause button” so that you can catch up.

为了能赶上进度,也许是时候按下“暂停键”了。

Pausing for Productivity

为了提高效率缓冲一下

I was talking to an individual recently, who was venting to me about his ability to catch up at work. He was way behind and new work was piling up faster than he could get to it.

最近有人向我诉说关于他在工作上赶进度的问题。以前的事情还没做完,新的事情又以比他做工作更快的速度堆积而来。

I suggested that he take a break in order to evaluate his situation.

我建议他先缓下来评估一下他自己的情况。

He responded, “Take a break? I don’t have time for that!”

他的回复是,“休息?,我完全没时间休息!”

“Sometimes you need to pause in order to move forward.” (Tweet this Quote)

有时候为了向前冲,你得停下来休息一下。

Ironically, a few weeks later he called to tell me that he had fallen ill from exhaustion and had to take a week off from work.

可笑的是,几周后他打电话给我说,因为劳累过度,他已经生病了,还请了一周的假。

If you don’t push the pause button, sometimes life will push it for you.

要是你不停下来休息,有时候生活会帮你按下暂停键。

Stopping to Get Ahead

停下来是为了前进

It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to stop in order to get ahead.

听起来似乎是不对的,但是有时候为了能走得更远就是需要暂停一下。

Pausing to ask yourself what, how, and why you are doing things can be exactly what you need in order to resume forward progress.

停下来问问自己,你在做什么事,在怎么做,为什么要做,为了得到更多的进步,你所做的事是否是真的需要。

Other times, you may simply need a break to recharge and prevent burnout. If that occurs, you are going to spend a lot more time recovering than if you had taken a break in the first place.

也许,你也只是需要停下来养精蓄锐,避免精疲力竭。要是你真的累坏了,你会需要比起初停下来休整花更多的时间。

Here are 10 Times You Need to Push the Pause Button in Life:

这里有十种情况表明你应该停下来休息一下了:

When You Are Behind – You may need to hit the brakes in order to move forward again. If you are always working on yesterday’s work, you will never give today’s the attention it needs. Take a pause and catch up.

当你的进度落下时——为了能再次向前冲,你可能需要休整一下了。如果你总是在完成昨天的工作,你就不能把精力集中到今天的工作中。休整一下,再赶上去。

When You Are Delivering Less Than Your Best – If the quality of your work has slipped it’s time to stop and evaluate the reason. Often, you know it. Pause and get your performance back up to your standards.

当你的效率不高时——要是你工作的质量有明显下滑,那也是时候停下来找找原因了。通常情况下你都能找到。歇一歇,让你的表现回归到正常水平。

When You Need More Time – Stop, when I already don’t have enough time? Rushing. Pause. Stop and throttle back. If you have 9 appointments today, maybe you need to pause and evaluate. You’ll thank yourself for slowing down and re-calculating.

当你觉得时间不够用时——停下来,从什么时候开始我的时间就不够用了呢?行事仓促的时候,停下来。停下来,控制好自己。要是你今天有9个约会,可能你就需要停下来,好好审视这些事情。你会为你停下来重新审视了这些事而觉得庆幸。

When You Find Yourself Doing Something You Shouldn’t Be - If you find yourself working on the trivial and not getting to your most important work, you need to stop and re-prioritize. Or perhaps, your behavior has become self-destructive.

要是你意识到你正在做一件不该做的事情的时候——要是你发现你自己总是在完成一些很琐碎无意义的事,或者做的事与那些最主要的事无关的事情时,你也需要停下来,重新确定一下完成这些事情的先后顺序。或者,你的行为已经造成了自我毁灭。

When You Need a Break – No one can operate above their limits for long. You will burn yourself out if you don’t pause and recover. Don’t let you health or behavior be your un-doing.

当你需要时间缓冲的时候——没有人可以长期的超负荷工作。要是你不停下来,留时间给自己恢复,你最后就会精疲力竭。不要毁掉你的健康。

When You Are Rushing – There is much truth to the old adage, “Haste makes waste.” If you are going so fast that you are making mistakes, you are only going to create more work. Or as one of my favorite authors Jeffrey Mayer said, “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when are you going to have time to do it over?”

当你行事仓促的时候——有句老话道出了真谛——“欲速则不达”,行事匆匆就很容易犯错。纠正错误就不得不做更多的工作。正如我最喜欢的一个作家勒夫瑞所说,“要是你没有时间一次性就将事情做好,你打算什么时候去把事情做好?”

When You Are Not Ready – This one is not to be used for inaction or procrastination. Yet, if you know you are not ready, take a pause to prepare for your day.

当你还没准备好的时候——这一条并不适用于那些懒散或爱拖延的人。要是你知道你没准备好,停下来,让自己有时间准备一下。

When You Need to Make an Important Decision – When you need to make an important decision in life, pause and make a conscious choice. Better to take a pause and make your decision than let life make it for you.

当你需要做个重要决定的时候——生活中,当你需要做个重要决定的时候,暂停一下,做个理性的决定。最好是停一下,自己做个决定,而不是让生活替你做那个决定。

When You Are Under the Weather – You can only push yourself so far. If you don’t take a break, life will find a way to make you take one. As well, have respect for others and don’t bring your illness to work.

当你心情不好或是身体不舒服的时候——你只能尽可能的匆忙。要是你不暂停一下,生活就会替你做好决定。同样的,尊重他人,不要带着病工作。

To Enjoy Life and Time with Others – You can’t rush fun. And you can’t force quality time with your loved ones. You have to pause and enjoy the time together. Put other things on hold while you spend time with your family.

和他人享受生命,享受时间——匆匆忙忙就不能享受快乐,你也不能与你爱的人享受爱的时光。必须停下来,和他们一起享受生命。和家人在一起的时候就把其他事暂时搁置。

When you find yourself constantly rushing, take a moment to pause.

当你发现你总是在匆忙中度过时,停下来休息下。

It may be time to catch up, or evaluate your actions.

也许是时候努力,是时候审视你的做法。

Life happens. Everyone needs a break from time-to-time.

生活在继续。偶尔每个人都需要停下来休整一下。

So, press pause today and get yourself back on track.

因此,今天就按下暂停键,让你自己回到正轨。

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