Mental Effectiveness - Being productive

Working with mindfulness is about bringing more focus and awareness into your daily work activities. it's about being fully present and aware throughout your work day.

The two rules of Mental Effectiveness are:

1. Focus on what you select

2. Choose your distractions mindfully


Although multitasking can look like a shortcut, research shows that multitasking makes us less effective. It can create stress, produce poor results and hinder creativity. The brain gets exhausted when switching its focus back and forth throughout the day.

Focusing on one task with full attention is like recharging your mental batteries. don't let distractions dominate your life. Intentionally choose the main focus of your work and your life without letting distractions (i.e. phone calls, texts, emails, colleagues, noises, etc.) decide what it's you concentrate to.

Be fully tuned in to what you're doing and direct your full attention toward it:•When the phone rings: Answer with full attention or call back once you are ready. When an email arrives: Read and answer it with full attention or let it wait. When a colleague asks for your time: Give your full attention or arrange yet again to attach.

The result will offer you a clearer and calmer focus throughout the day, which might result in a greater sense of accomplishment and more satisfaction and pleasure in everything you are doing.

So the key takeaway is functioning with mindfulness is about bringing more focus and awareness into your daily work activities.

And to try to to is to intentionally choose the main target of your work and your life without letting distractions decide it for you.


References and Further readings:

  1. https://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/strategies-for-boosting-mental-performance
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27820521/

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