All professionals have the same trouble in defending their time. It is always a struggle with: “Can I do this, do I have enough time”. Mostly the answer is no but you still take the job. This goes for physicians, researchers, IT workers, bloggers to name a few.
Merlin Mann from 43folders is an Getting Things Done (GTD) adept.
This is 43 Folders, Merlin Mann’s family of websites about stuff like personal productivity, life hacks, and simple ways to make your life a little better.
Using your valuable time is one of his topics he writes about and talks about. He recently updated his talk about Time & Attention and made his slides available. He has made a special version to view online, adding slide notes at the bottom that can help you understand his point.
How doI keep my brain were I want it?
- Identify leaks
- Govern access
- Minimize notifications
- Work in dashes
Their not only realistic their also very recognizable. Have a look and let me know what you think.
He will probably soon post a video with the whole presentation, willlet you know.
I really do believe this stuff is important. It’s about more than email and “productivity.” It comes down to how you decide to spend your life and, on some level, what kind of human being you want to be.