Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think-Here's How To Wake It Up
Google searches for 'Diet', 'Gym' 'Quit smoking' and other common goals spike on a Monday.
On Monday we are slightly more self-aware and can envision the bigger picture of our ongoing lives.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Most of us spend our days jumping between tasks and tools.
In fact, most people average only 3 minutes on any given task before switching to something else (and only 2 minutes on a digital tool before moving on).
Taking on additional tasks simultaneously can destroy up to 80% of your productive time:
Accept that you have to put in place remote work systems, even if more than half of your employees ultimately revert to office-based work.
Intentionally design for the same interactions that would otherwise happen if people were in the office.
Your people need to feel your presence as a leader as they will have fewer opportunities to see you face to face when they work remotely.
In relation to self-improvement, we often create idealized systems with unnatural rules and regulations. We also naively believe that we will find a way to stick to our rigid plans when life gets random and hard.
The problem isn’t that plans fail because crises appear; it’s what we do when they fail that matters.
When a plan or resolution fails, don't dismiss it to try a new, equally rigid resolution. Build on what worked.
When your plan fails, the best you can do is to look back and see which parts of it worked; which parts you found fun and easy and which you couldn’t handle even when you were full of enthusiasm.
“I never lose. I win or learn.”