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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Learn to say 'Done' at the end of a task.

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Susan Bender Phelps's curator insight, April 14, 8:16 PM

When we are mentoring someone who has a pattern of being overwhelmed, helping them to see that a task or project is done and declaring that it is done is a very powerful tool.

Vinícius Leite's curator insight, April 15, 6:11 PM

Really help!!!!

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, April 19, 5:48 PM

This article brings up something we could all use reminding of sometimes! 'Done is better than perfect'.

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Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow. (7 great end-of-the-day tips that can lead to increased personal #productivity.

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Some useful tips to end your day well and be ready to start the next day.

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.


Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Multitasking really is bad for you.

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Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!