You know, we all got a lot of shit to do. ...And the list keeps piling up.
Seems like the more we tick off our to-do list, the more things are added to it.
Three steps forward. Two steps back.
It's a never-ending cycle of doing a lot, doing even more, but feeling like nothing's actually getting done.
We're tryna juggle around balls of multi-tasking. We're spinning plates. All while walking on a tight rope.
Man, have you ever thought that you're trying to do too much all at once?
You know something, our brains aren't designed to multi-task. We aren't good at it. Fact.
We have single task brains. It takes a lot of energy to switch between tasks when we try. Psychologist will call that "switch fatigue".
It requires us to basically shut down and boot back up on entirely different operating system each time we switch between a multi-task.
It's better, as in more efficient and less energy depleting (minimizing effort/maximizing results), to do less with more focus.
Focus is something we've grown pretty weak at. Between the distractions in our pockets to the insistent work culture to do everything at once, answering phone calls, writing e-mails, serving customers, while attending a remote zoom meeting, we've loss our ability to focus.
What's it mean to focus? Been a while since you've done it, huh? Probably don't remember.
Well to focus means to narrow down what you're doing and what you're thinking about. It means honing on in on one thing, rather than sporadically attempting to juggle a bunch of things.
Now I'm telling you this because the procrastin8r doesn't do much, but when he does do something, it's done with complete and utter FOCUS.
Enabling yourself to focus is lazy because that's minimizing effort and maximizing results.
I mean there's no sense in working yourself to exhaustion and by trying to do it all simultaneously, you'll wear yourself out in just a few short minutes (yet alone a full 8 hour work shift).
You don't need to do a whole lot. You just need to do maybe one or two things well.
Hope you can FOCUS and listen to the full episode today :D
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