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Your brain struggles to store open loops

Open loops act as a drag on your attention. It pops up at the wrong time, or leave you worried that there's something you're forgetting.

If you store them somewhere else, then your brain can stop struggling to keep them, and you'll find yourself more focused and relaxed, even if you have not finished any of the tasks.

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We often feel overwhelmed when we have too many tasks floating around in our heads. One way to calm that feeling of anxiety is to follow productivity guru David Allen's advice: You really should capture your open loops.

An open loop is any kind of commitment or tas...

Select an app, or open a text file, or use a physical notebook, and dump every open loop that you can think of in one place, not in multiple apps. Add new items as soon as they float into your mind.

The payoff is that you won't have to obtain all your peace of mind from co...

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