January 8 - March 12
Hey everyone, as you will hear in this episode, I was still not feeling very well when I recorded this episode. Here is a “good enough” rendition of my shownotes. It’s not exactly what I would want to put out for you, but I work hard to move forward and accept imperfection. Hey everyone, as you will hear in this episode, I was still not feeling very well when I recorded this episode. Here is a “good enough” rendition of my shownotes. It’s not exactly what I would want to put out for you, but I work hard to move forward and accept imperfection.
Here are some of the key points I discuss in this episode:
Staying Focused while during work
Breaks can be hard requires attention shifting and working memory
Hyperfocus is often paradoxical to productivity because it drains us
Not feeling well can really tax your working memory
(Cues and reminders) helps create clarity
When taking a break, write down the last thing that you just did, and the next thing you are planning on doing. Leaving yourself crumbs, What you’re going to do next, and what you just did.
25 minute focus then take a break
I can get though about 6 Pomodoro’s on a good day, before I get into hyperfocus.
Strategically use and place timers.
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Being intentional requires taking data and getting feedback.
Know your distractions.
I’m personally distracted by auditory distractions.
Hearing everything and processing nothing
Shiny Object Syndrome
Tips: Sounds masks, White noise machine, earplugs. I use the Marpac Duel Speed Sound Conditioner both in my office and at home. H
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Communicate with others to not interrupt you.
Visual distractions: do math
Science fair trifold boards – block out distractions
Put a mirror in front of you, to catch you getting distracted
Use a parking lot: sticky note
Distracted Reading: Active Reading, writing in the margins, keeps you engaged
Do you do better by listening? Is what you are reading available in an audio format?
The key is to know yourself.
Declutter your desk.
Turn off ringers & notifications.
I put a sticky note on my computer to remind myself what I am working on.