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Spend Only as Much Time on Decisions, Tasks, and Actions as They are Worth

  • Most decisions can be reduced to a choice of four simple actions: drop it, do it, delegate it, or defer it.
  • If something can be done in two minutes or less, just do it.

Recent research in social psychology has shown that happy people are not people who have more; rather, they are people who are happy with what they already have. Happy people engage in satisficing all of the time, even if they don’t know it.

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Organize Your Surroundings

One of the most important principle is “offloading the information from your brain and into the environment” so you can “use the environment itself to remind you of what needs to be done.”

  • You should put things away in their designated places, because ...

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Quit Multitasking - Time for Deep Work

Quit Multitasking - Time for Deep Work

Multitasking is - “the ultimate empty-caloried brain candy.”

According to Levitin - “When people think they’re multitasking, they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly. And every time they do, there’s a cognitive cost in doing so.”

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A Zen Mind

A Zen Mind

A spiritual composure is good for the mental organization. Practicing Zen-like mindfulness not only relieves the anxiety that comes with worries over undone tasks and unease over future uncertainties but also allot more of your limited attention to the present moment.

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    Conquer Information Overload

    Conquer Information Overload

    In the information age, there are lots of data to consume and simultaneously we have to make more decisions quicker than ever. To survive this information overload - 

    • Be more aware of what you consume. Don't keep what you can't use.
    • Create and use your own orga...

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    Rest More - Work Less

    Rest More - Work Less

    In our chronically sleep-deprived society, sleep deficit is a performance killer. Studies have found that productivity goes up when the number of hours per week of work goes down, strongly suggesting that adequate leisure and refueling time pays off for employers and for workers....

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    "For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned."

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    Daniel Levitin

    "The most fundamental principle of organised mind, the most critical to keeping us from forgetting or losing things, is to shift the burden of organizing from our brains to the external world."

    DANIEL LEVITIN

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    Daniel Levitin

    "People who organize their time in a way that allows them to focus are not only going to get more done, but they'll be less tired and less neurochemically depleted after doing it."

    DANIEL LEVITIN

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