Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You Read About Personal Productivity

5 big lies about time management

1. Start Your Day Earlier

2. Technology Is the Answer

3. My (Fill in the Blank) System Is the Answer

4. Learn How To Multitask More Effectively

  • It is impossible to multitask — what you do instead is rapid task-switching.
  • Task switching is inefficient on two counts.
  • First there’s a lag time between switches (inefficient) and second it runs down your brain’s glycogen (energy) so your decision-making degrades.
  • Multitasking also leads to attentional blindness. You miss important signals and cues.
  • Never try to drive your car and operate your cell phone. 48,000 people each year die on the roads because of this behaviour in the U.S. alone.

5. Productivity Is About Getting Things Done

It’s about focusing your attention on what matters most to you.

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Exploring the intersection between good organisation and creativity |Blog | Digital Garden | https://bettercreativity.co.uk/