Time is one of the most valuable resources you have. How and where you spend your time determines the quality of your life. And you need to get control over your time.
Especially now as I’m personally becoming a father of two baby-girls, I have to rethink how I spend the very little time I have left for me most effectively.
It can be done. Because everybody on the planet has the same amount time. And there are people who get their stuff done.
The first thing you have to realize is this…
For a while now I try to keep things simple. That means I try to avoid unnecessary additional overhead to what I do, have or I’m in relationship with. I feel like this is one of the very best productivity habits to have. It takes a lot of intelligence to reach that essential state from where things just flow. But I noticed that in order to build the simplicity habit, you have to develop one particular skill.
I notice with a lot of people here on my blog and in my own life that when they go out and make something happen, they automatically fall into this trap of creating huge stress as well. The really bad thing here is that it not only burns you out really quickly, your life can become very miserable during that time too. This is totally unnecessary. Learn 5 effective ways to cure stress and reduce stress to your preferred level without lowering productivity or success.
I have to admit I am a focus-person. Even my girlfriend told me so lately. And I believe that’s a good thing. The power we have when we single-mindedly focus all of our attention on just one thing is pretty amazing. On the other hand when we split our attention on several tasks it gets increasingly more difficult to reach an outstanding result. Additionally this kind of “over productivity” raises the stress level.
When it comes to doing the important things in our life it can be mind-boggling how unproductive our behavior can become. It’s also amazing how many good reasons we can find to avoid the obvious task. We need to build awareness of why we are doing this and then find a way of breaking this unproductive habit.
Impact tasks are those tasks that have the biggest positive effect on what you want to achieve. If you complete them, they really change something for the better, they get you noticeably ahead. They have an impact. They make progress.
Simplicity is all about essence. And purpose. It is what is left when we intelligently take away all that is not necessary. So how can we simplify our life? In this “Guide to Live a Simple Life” you’ll read how to live purposeful, successful and fulfilled and yet simple.
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