It always seems like we have more to do than hours in a day -- waves of work demands, constant family obligations and a cacophony of phone calls, emails, texts and reminders. Amidst this overload, it’s increasingly hard to focus on the things that are important to us and give them the level of attention, passion and creativity we’d like. Here are some basic guides I’ve found helpful for creating the mental space for making smart choices on what to pay attention to and getting these things done effectively. I’m sure the TechHui community has lots more great suggestions and ideas and would love to hear them too!
Cut Down Multitasking
Multitasking seems like an unavoidable feature of our lives, but the list of ills attributed to it seems ever-growing:
I find that the first part of my day is the most important chunk of time to protect from multitasking. That’s because some focused, peaceful time spent in the morning really helps me pick more wisely the things that need my attention and zoom in on getting them done. Here’s what I find works for me:
There are a multitude of other tips and tricks for improving focus and productivity. But again, for me, too many means too little gets done. So I stick to my three simple techniques and accept that this will be a constant, uphill battle. I’m happy with slow, steady improvement!