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3 Things You Can Do To Start A Year Of Action - Productivityist

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Focus your attention 100% on the task at hand. Anything less is not ideal.

If you are getting distracted all the time, with email notifications, facebook updates, or a ringing telephone, you are essentially getting robbed of your attention.

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Connecting With Your Actions

Starting new habits, getting into new actions is a challenge. One way is to connect with your actions better by using context and association with the work you intend to accomplish.
By using contexts and looking inward, you’ll create better awareness for yourself. And that will lead to a better for yourself too.

Learning to Say No

Learning to say No to certain unproductive or distracting actions is the best way to leave space for what's important in your life.

Obligatory behavior doesn't go well with what you want to do. Every aspect of your life will suffer if you take up too many things.

Focus 

Focus your attention 100% on the task at hand. Anything less is not ideal.

If you are getting distracted all the time, with email notifications, facebook updates, or a ringing telephone, you are essentially getting robbed of your attention.

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Getting Things Done: the basics

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The 2-minute rule

If a task takes less than 2 minutes, then do it now.

If the effort to keep remembering a task is more than just getting it out of the way now, then do it.

Fixing small tasks

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  • Any progress builds momentum (and your mood): No matter how small the task is, crossing it off your to-do list gives you a boost of momentum and enhances your mood.
  • Small steps turn into habits: When a task is easy to do and quickly completed, it’s much easier to turn it into a habit.

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Attention and Mindfulness

Life passes us by in a hurry, and if we pay close attention, even to routine and boring chores, we are slowly able to get insights, which weren't visible before.

Zen-like attention

To pay attention is to be present, not just in the body — but also in the spirit. Paying close attention, and being mindful invokes a different feeling, and unpeels the outer layers of life.

A Million Distractions

Compared to the earlier centuries. the modern world has millions of things that demand our attention. Previous century works of poetry and literature are almost inconceivable now.

In this present age of distraction, it is even more important to preserve and nurture your precious attention.

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