As a larger percentage of the global workforce moves to remote working conditions, it’s important for all of us to remember that there is another real, live, breathing (and stressing) human being on the other end of each email exchange. Here’s one trick to making life easier for them.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce anxiety and overwhelm in your life is to close loops. What do we mean? Take a task to completion before you move to the next. David Allen talked about this, way back when. We can increase our energy levels, reduce our stress levels and increase…
There’s no need to throw out the baby with the bathwater when you come across a shiny new time management system / leadership process / visioning exercise / etc. You also don’t want to slide in the close mindedness of ignoring everything that doesn’t fit your existing world view. Instead, I find it most rewarding to consider the blend.
Most people are open to trying new things in January, particularly things that they believe might lead to creating a better version of themselves. Maybe you can tap into that.
About 4 years ago, Seth Godin started posting an annual Shipped List; a public account of all the projects that he had completed (aka “shipped”) in the previous 12 months. I liked the idea and have, every year since, posted my own version.