At any moment in a given day, we have push notifications, text messages, email alerts, phone calls, tweets, and even real humans vying for our attention. Not only are we busy in the present, but also our minds are often consumed with the future and all of the decisions we have to make.
While your to-do list is more likely to grow longer than disappear, the key to reducing exhaustion is to spend the time you do have productively.
Before we share some tips that will help, let’s first look at some of the things that get in the way of your productivity:
Lack Of Boundaries
Most people aren’t great at establishing strong boundaries around their time, and they’re even worse at observing them. It’s important when you’ve scheduled time to do something to actually do it. Resisting answering phone calls, checking social media, or agreeing to have coffee when a friend stops by can be difficult, but also worthwhile. [read]