I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
As someone who works full time online, productivity and focus are one of my main priorities. I constantly have to battle multi-tasking and attention deficit disorder (A.D.D) because so many things are competing for my attention. Here are some simple productivity tips that you can use right now to be more efficient:
Information overload leads to multitasking which at the end kills productivity. Some neuroscientists believed that our brains weren’t designed to handle the amount of information they’re currently processing.
Our brains’ attention levels are finite. When our brain is overloaded with information it can trigger “fight or flight” reaction. This overload makes the brain feel threatened, so it shuts down higher brain regions that deal with empathy. Instead of focusing on a task, the brain now wants to always switch to a new thing due to constant flow of new information it receives through multitasking. It is likely a result of brain’s desire to react to immediate opportunities and threats. Consequently every time you switch to a new task you brain receives squirt of dopamine.
What can Help?
- Intentionally focus on tasks
- Limit the number of times you check your email
- Designate a time to check your social networks and news sites
- Complete similar tasks together
- Wait several hours and send messages in batches
- Take a break from Internet