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Two significant challenges are destroying our ability to focus.
We need to set aside more time if we want to remain focused and productive at work.
A common mistake is to fill your calendar with the wrong tasks.
A meeting can break your day into two pieces, each too small to do anything hard in.
Instead, take advantage of your body's natural rhythms. Focus on complex, creative tasks in the morning and schedule your meetings for the afternoon.
Switching tasks and context is difficult. You cannot be efficient if you run from meeting to meeting. If you want to avoid wasting time, add buffer time between each meeting.
For every 45 - 60 minutes you spend in a meeting, take 15 minutes to process, reflect, and prioritize.
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