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It is easy for us to say that there is a global need to un-plug from all the electronic devices that are pinging at us for our attention. However, as you can see from the iPhone that you are reading this on while you are meant to be working on that presentation … it’s not always so easy to actually do.
Want to cry ? Grab that chocolate donut and keep on reading : If you truly want to maximize your own productivity you must unplug from those distractions you love to hate.
Here are my favorite top 5 tips from my recent book for staying ahead of the sanity curve and staying (for the most part) in the land of the focused.
1) Write It down
Whether it is on an app, an ipad, a fancy planner pad or a plain notebook get in the habit of writing things down. Our brains are like faulty alarm clocks, they will remind you to buy the lasagna noodles at 3am, trust me.
We have responsibility overload: Our brains are overtaxed, our homes have way too much stuff in them, our adrenal glands are overworked, our minds don’t rest, and our marriages and families are suffering. Forgive me for generalizing or sounding like the voice of doom, but talk to your friends and you will hear pretty much the same refrain.
You would be totally forgiven if you thought you needed to revamp and track your every action to become efficient. Don’t even go there. These cherry picked tips are tried and tested to give you a quick route to uber efficiency.
By incorporating the following tips you can turn your productivity on it’s head and join the ranks of the relaxed and efficient.