Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
The right metric for human performance is effectiveness, not efficiency.
Intentionally decide on the task at hand; intentionally perfect the conditions for working on that task; intentionally treat your body the way it needs to be treated.
If we act on autopilot, unaware of the time and our surroundings, we are likely to gravitate to tasks that are easy or urgent.
Identify decision moments, and pause and reflect on your true priorities.
For peak productivity, we must tackle our work when we have the mental energy for it.
Identify your two best mental hours, and intentionally schedule your important work during that time.
Our attention systems are designed to regularly discover what is new in our environment.
To help you refocus, allow your mind to wander or take a few minutes to stare out the window.
Focus as much on your physical health as your mental health.
Stay hydrated, eat smaller meals more often, moderate your caffeine intake, exercise.
Create a physical environment that is restorative rather than distracting.
Choose a quiet area, with bright and cool lighting and keep your desk uncluttered.
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