“So just as we schedule every other facet of life, we need to schedule our writing process, from planning through submission.”
“My phone, once a source of liberation — I could check my email without having to go home, which meant I could spend more time out doing things — eventually became a weight that tied me down. Instead of making me better at my job, it started preventing what Cal Newport calls “deep work” — focused, dedicated, creative time. Instead of helping me have fun, it was making me miserable.” https://forge.medium.com/a-radical-guide-to-spending-less-time-on-your-phone-a5419b1538ee
“I started developing my own shutdown rituals a few years ago to combat the work and mental overload I was experiencing. I found that if I didn’t have a structured end to my day, I’d ruminate about work in the evening, check email again, or work late to get more done.”
See the 7 things that productive people do during the first 10 minutes of their work day to ensure productivity success.
“If you’re like me and practically every creative person I know, you’ve got more going on than you can reasonably handle. Yet we seem to be missing the message – adding more and more to do doesn’t always feel great. Overwhelm is a real stressor and can degrade the quality of our days.”
“It’s that time of year again, when we’re all vowing to take better care of our bodies and our money, see more places and do more things, spend more time with friends and family, and generally trying to become better, more successful people.
Given that this is the Digital Era, it’s fitting that we should consider including digital resolutions as part of this annual renewal process. With that in mind, I offer the following recommendations for commitments people should make (and keep!) in the coming year.”
“Your attention is limited and valuable. You need less information. You need good filters…Most of us feel that way. But not all of us. The most organized people don’t.”
“The word ‘productivity’ sounds like we’re talking about machines. But the irony is that much of being truly good with time is about feelings.
How should you strive to feel when working? Busy, but not rushed. Research shows this is when people are happiest.”
“It is increasingly clear that distractions are not going away on their own. Instead, the responsibility is ours to live attentive, intentional lives in a world of distraction. This is a goal we must continue to seek.”
“The simple act of pausing to reflect and acknowledge your efforts provides valuable boosts of motivation, focus, and insight that would otherwise be lost amidst your busy day. Your done list acts as a signpost, a manifestation of all that day’s hard work.”