With the year half over I decided to re-calibrate myself for the rest of 2011. Here are some key changes I’ll be making starting this week:
1. More Facebook:
We all know the feeling of missing a status update go by unnoticed on Facebook. By checking Facebook every 30 minutes or so I can be assured to never miss a thing that’s happening with my closest online buddies.
2. Increased Notifications:
One way to ensure I never miss an update is to be alerted about everything. Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Anytime someone so much as walks passed my digital self I want to be notified. Don’t worry if I’m in a meeting or working on an important project. I need to know NOW!
3. Take time to unwind:
It turns out that asking your brain to be on high alert for 8 hours of switching between Facebook, Twitter, Email, and meeting notes is tiring! After a long day of multitasking I’ll make recharging in front of the TV a priority.
4. Always Be Consuming:
You know that nice elevator ride up to my office this morning? I could’ve skimmed an article during that time. What about the 90 seconds I spent in line at the sandwich shop? (or that trip to the restroom?) Just think how much more material I could ingest by taking advantage of these precious seconds!
5. Multiple Projects:
I am a master modern day multitasker and my project list will prove it! To increase productivity I’ll be adding more projects to my plate at the same time. You never know which one is going to work out and diversifying will fit in nicely with my context switching, alert reading, facebook skimming lifestyle.
In all seriousness I did put some real thought into this list. In fact I’m doing the exact opposite of every one!
A big part of Success isn’t just figuring out what you need to start doing. You also need to figure out what you need to stop doing. What is keeping you from being more productive? What is holding you back from checking something off your list? What bad habits have you let sneak into your life?
This list is something I’m going to be working hard on starting this month. These are the biggest dream thieves in my life right now and it’s time to get rid of them!
Your Stop Doing List
What are five things you should stop doing?
I’ll be writing about my progress with these in the coming weeks and I look forward to hearing how your progress goes also.