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Moving into the driver’s seat

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I’m not a big fan of the “7 easy ways to fix your whole life” mode of articles, but I thought I would share this one.  It feels like there’s a through-line that is really worth noting.

The writer focuses on things people who are very productive do every day, and what we see is they limit distraction and actually do less.  When we can reduce stimulation and quiet our minds, we can find a way to discern what is important to us…

And then choose to focus on it.

Let me add that he’s talking about productivity, and he is writing in a business context, but the article is describing reclaiming your life.  We all work one way or another, and it’s a challenge for most of us to find time to live and do the things we feel are important to us.  So these suggestions are not just about productivity, but also joy!  The joy of being in the driver’s seat of your life.

This example from the article sums it up kind of nicely:

“Why is checking email in the morning a cardinal sin?  You’re setting yourself up to react.  An email comes in and suddenly you’re giving your best hours to someone else’s goals, not yours.”  (emphasis mine)

By removing distractions we can become more aware of our own priorities and begin to let go of unimportant things.

Read on!  http://www.businessinsider.com/6-things-the-most-productive-people-do-every-day-2014-6

Sending wishes for a great day!

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