FOLLOW Inbox always open
This behavior keeps you from dedicating your time to meaningful work. Replying to email may feel productive, but the truth is emails are rarely the most important thing on your to-do list.
So instead of keeping your inbox open all day, change your default behavior to working on emails in batches.
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FOLLOW How to Make Smarter Decisions by Designing Your Defaults
Do you want to make smarter decisions everyday day? 90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by environment. Most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice. And habits can be developed by shaping the invisible defaults of your life. To make smarter choices, design smarter defaults.
90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.
To make smarter choices, design smarter... Designing your life
Design your life like a choice architect:
Encourage smarter decisions you want to do by making them more accessible. Add friction to habits you want to quit, making them less accessible, or remove the option to perform them completely. Richard Thaler
“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.”
FOLLOW Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks
Project creep, slipping deadlines, and a to-do list that seems to get longer each day - these experiences are all too common in both life and work. With the new year resolution season upon us, many people are boldly trying to fulfill goals to "manage time better," "be more productive," and "focus on what matters."
Prerequisites for Effective Time Management
Trying to apply time management tools without having prerequisite time management skills is unlikely to work effectively. The prerequisites are:
Awareness about time being a limited reso... Steps To Improve Time Management
The way to improve your Time Management skills requires us to figure out
where to focus. This can be done by: Getting an objective self-assessment done by your peers or boss, or establishing a baseline behavior to measure your performance against. Understanding that it is your skills, not your personality or preferences that can be developed to provide the best results. Identifying the key skill(s) that you need to prioritize, and avoiding spreading yourself too thin. Developing Awareness Skills
The key factor to consider when developing awareness skills is that effectiveness (doing things well) is as important as efficiency (doing things fast).
Find which time of the day is your 'peak performance time. Treat time as money, a limited resource , and create a 'time budget' for your to-do list. Measure and evaluate the projected time vs the actual time taken. Consider which of the tasks create follow-up tasks that take up your time later. Take into consideration the 'opportunity cost' of spending time in an activity. FOLLOW The Practice of Meticulous Attention
All day long, we're only giving anything a fraction of our attention. We're distracted, multitasking, opening multiple browser tabs, checking phone messages and social media. I'm a part of this like anyone else. I'm not immune, and I don't judge.
A fraction of our attention
When we put into our daily activities only a fraction of our attention:
We never fully give ourselves to any task. Our minds become stressed from the neverend... Meticulous attention To give your meticulous attention to a task, a person, an action, a moment means to give it everything you have right now: all of your concentration, time, love and devotion. The practice of Meticulous attention Notice each activity that you’re doing as a separate event. For every event, ask yourself what you can do to give it your full attention. Turn off your phone? Turn your body fully toward the person asking for your attention? Give the moment your undivided attention. Let go of thoughts about the future and past and turn toward what you’re facing even more. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN