在兴趣上花的时间,会给你意想不到的惊喜

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当今世界很多人因为工作时间长而导致压力日益倍增,不得已只好放弃一些对他们来说很重要的事情,比如自己的兴趣爱好。

这事听起来就是一件应该值得注意的事情,因为这并非个例。当一个人没有时间去玩自己的兴趣爱好时,那么公司也会为此付出代价的。兴趣爱好实际上是能够促进员工的工作能力的。

当我自己快濒临崩溃时,总有一种欲望想要去做一些安静且不需要动脑子的事情。我通过花时间在音乐上,提高了不少工作技巧。

第一点:创造性。 给自己一个精神空间,专注于自己的感觉,这样你就可以重新唤醒你的创造力。神经学家发现,理性的思考和情感跟大脑的不同部位有关。要打开创造力的闸门,两者都必须发挥作用。

第二点:想法。 当我从工作中抽身去玩音乐时,我会不停地想着当人们第一次听到我的音乐时会有何想法。通过别人的眼睛(或耳朵),我尽我所能去看(或听)这个世界。然后,当我再回到工作状态时,我就会带着这种心态工作了。

第三点:自信。 当我在工作中面临严峻的挑战而感到力不从心时,就会问自己到底能不能找到一个成功的解决方案,会很气馁。这么做很容易丧失信心,但是当我玩上一个小时的吉他,弹出了完美的音符后,我就会感觉良好。我能感觉到大脑渴望的那种满足感。当我再次面对工作时,我又找回了自信。

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英文原文

As professionals around the world feel increasingly pressed for time, they’re giving up on things that matter to them, such as pursuing a hobby.

This is more significant than it may sound, because it isn’t just individuals who are missing out. When people don’t have time for hobbies, businesses pay a price. Hobbies can make workers substantially better at their jobs.

When I crash, there’s always the temptation to do something sedentary and mindless.By spending time on music, I boost some of my most important workplace skills.

Creativity. It’s no surprise that by giving yourself this mental space, and focusing on feelings, you can reawaken your creativity. Neuroscientists have found that rational thought and emotions involve different parts of the brain. For the floodgates of creativity to open, both must be in play.

Perspective. When I take a break from work to go make music, I keep thinking about how someone hearing my song for the first time might respond. I do all I can to see (or hear) the world through someone else’s eyes (or ears). Then, when I resume the work project, I take that mentality with me.

Confidence. When I face a tough challenge at work and feel stymied, I can start to question whether I’ll ever figure out a successful solution. It’s easy to lose creative confidence. But after an hour of shredding on the guitar, hitting notes perfectly, I’m feeling good. I can tell that my brain was craving that kind of satisfaction. And when I face that work project again, I bring the confidence with me.

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盖伊塔诺·迪纳迪是Nextiva公司的需求生产部总监。

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