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Organization has less to do with making lists and putting things in a calendar and more to do with energy levels.
When energy is high, you feel ready to tackle any task. When it's low,...
"Open loops" are all those tasks that you've had on your mind for weeks, months or even years that are still not completed. They quietly drain a lot of energy out of you by taking up space in your ...
To preserve your energy, focus on starting one "type" of task and finish it before moving onto the next.
You can even organize your days for various kinds of tasks to keep the differen...
We usually find ourselves energized when things "go right" in our lives. When things don't go well, we tend to let our circumstances consume our energy.
To self-source your energy, make ti...
When we say "yes" to something we should have declined, we use energy on something that will drain us.
Learn to offer a polite and respectful "no" when it is necessary.
Take a break from social media or minimize screen time. It will likely remind you that you are not as busy as you feel you are - your brain is just working overtime when you're mindlessly sc...
Energy drains from us when we are indecisive. 'Should I go to the gym now or this afternoon? '
Instead, create a routine and stick to it. Make an exercise schedule and flip...
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According to traditional thinking, procrastinators have a time-management problem. They are unable to understand how long a task will take and need to learn how to schedule their time better.
Studies show low mood only increases procrastination if enjoyable activities are available as a distraction. In other words, we're drawn to other activities to avoid the discomfort of applying ourselves.
Procrastination leads to two primary consequences.
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Self-care essentially means tuning in to our true needs, and making them a priority, rather than neglecting them in favor of obligations or urgent (but not important) tasks.
How we start our day is key to our daily lives.
Practicing gratitude, taking things light and easy, listening to soothing music, and cultivating a positive mindset is the start of self-care.
Little things like focusing on your breath, some moderate exercise, taking care of your posture, relaxing with your favorite TV show
are great ways to do some self-care that they don't require any extra time, like a spa therapy or a vacation.
"The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive. "