Be More Productive – Slow Down

  • Focus and Let Your Brain Breath

    May 27, 2014, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

      It seems as though many of my blog readers keep asking about my thoughts and comments on multitasking. I thought I would share another person’s personal views about the topic. Of course, her story reinforces my views, and research results, about the harm multitasking does to our brain and our quality of work. A director level leader of a Fortune 500 company kept asking herself ...

  • Planning: And Then Execute Your Plan

    March 28, 2014, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    First, slow down and plan the most effective way. We may procrastinate about creating a plan, but we really know that we work better with a plan. Remember: “Plan your work and work your plan”? Well, there is planning and then there’s creating a plan. No matter how large our company, business or organization, planning helps the business move forward. Let’s see how planning works for others and me. We’ll keep ...

  • Taking Care of Yourself. Challenges You Face.

    June 25, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

      Focus When you feel that you are straying off course or your thoughts or activities are scattered and you have trouble piecing the “puzzle” together, then your stress level is out of control. That’s bad stress as opposed to healthy stress. Healthy stress might be summed up as: “I feel energized and passionate about what I do. That’s why I work hard or get into work early. I am not sacrificing ...

  • More on the Dangers of Multitasking and Some Solutions

    June 4, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    The following research proves that multitasking can actually impair brain functioning. “If this sounds more like an affliction than a resume booster, that’s because research has shown again and again that the human mind isn’t meant to multitask. Even worse, research show that multitasking can have long-term, harmful effects on brain function. In a 2009 study, Stanford researcher, Clifford Nass, challenged 262 students to complete experiments that involved switching among tasks, ...

  • Research Proves Multitasking Can Be Detrimental

    April 3, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    Paul Pearsall, PhD, wrote in Toxic Success, “Anyone who brags of being a multitasker is confessing to being a sufferer of toxic success syndrome. Research indicates that multitasking is another nave for attention deficit disorder and lack of productivity and effectiveness.” The article, “Drop that BlackBerry! Multitasking may be harmful,” on CNNhealth.com described the impact of multitasking based on a study by

  • Multitasking leads to Mediocrity

    March 13, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    Multitasking leads to busyness. Don’t multitask! There are now volumes of research that proves multitasking is bad for quality of work, stress, and proper brain functioning. Completely focusing on the task at hand, without interruptions, generates speedy conclusions, as well as good results. By the same token, focusing on speed, trying to think about too many things at ...

  • Busy is not a synonym for Effective

    March 6, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    Work is where we usually relate to productivity and speed, since we are measured by these elements. Let’s look at the work environment to understand the importance of purpose, planning, and slowing down. Speed and simply accomplishing tasks may be busyness that satisfies the desire to check things off our “To Do” list. However, priorities must drive activities in the work environment. If you aren’t working on meaningful activities, you may ...

  • Schedule time with yourself

    March 2, 2013, by , Posted in Be More Productive - Slow Down, 0 Comment

    Frequently we think that there's not an opportunity to slow down to figure out what is creating this stressed out feeling that we are out of control. The time to slow down, of course, is when we don’t have any time to do so. “What a predicament! How do I get control of my life?” I have a number of suggestions, but let’s first discuss one:  Schedule time with yourself. Block ...