Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention… and regain control of your life by Maura Nevel Thomas was a real eye opener to read.
In the 16 chapters of the book the Maura relays the following message.
To be able to control your attention would mean that you are able to be in control of your life. Being able to focus your attention you will be able to be on control of your own behaviour, information and technology. You would also be supporting your productivity and attention instead of sabotaging it.
It is not about time management but more of attention management. In order to be the most productive one needs to be aware of best use of their time at any one time. In this way you can take immediate and more appropriate action to maximize the time you have at hand.
You need to decide for yourself what is important for you and what you should focus on at the moment. Prioritize what you need to handle at the moment, what can be done later and what could be outsourced.
One should simplify your processing—if an item doesn’t require action, it’s either reference
or trash! One shouldn’t take too long to consider about how to tackle a task. You need the most two minutes to think about it then you should move on. It is important to minimize digital and physical clutter in you life so that you can focus on what is truly important to you.
I found Personal Productivity Secrets and extremely handy book for me. I strongly agree with the thoughts and opinions reflected by the author. Many a time I am so caught up by the mental and physical clutter around that I become sluggish. My productivity level nosedives and sometimes I really feel that I should be better organized and should be fully maximizing my time instead. I shouldn’t be more prudent in my my promotions via the social media platform and no waste time constantly checking my updates when then enter my inbox or get a notification.
Many a times we are caught up by the need to be connected that we forget how important it is for us to be disconnect too in order to take a break and come back refreshed.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention… and regain control of your life for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.