What are you striving towards?

What gets you up in the morning and out the door?

Maybe it’s one or more of Maslow’s needs?

Maybe it’s a wish to make an impact?

Or maybe it’s sometimes just a type of auto-plot – just putting one day in front of the next – drift.

Whatever it is that gets you going, the primary toolkit at your disposal is you.

Are you minding you?

We all know we should take care of ourselves – that we should get adequate rest, eat healthily, and exercise.  But you’re not reading this blog to just read trite ideas.

So, let’s dig a little deeper, into the most important part of this toolkit that is you, i.e., your brain.

Your brain needs fuel.  And that fuel needs your protection from unnecessary depletion.

One fuel that the brain needs is oxygenated glucose.  Here’s how one neuroscientist puts it:

Asking the brain to shift attention from one activity to another causes the prefrontal cortex and striatum to burn up oxygenated glucose, the same fuel they need to stay on task. And the kind of rapid, continual shifting we do with multitasking causes the brain to burn through fuel so quickly that we feel exhausted and disoriented after even a short time. We’ve literally depleted the nutrients in our brain. This leads to compromises in both cognitive and physical performance.

That’s an extract from “The Organised Mind” by Daniel J Levitin.

Moral of the story?

Save your precious brain-fuel by not trying to multitask!

PS: My focus in these posts to help you with real productivity.  Not the productivity where you just try to do more.  The productivity I help you with is the balanced type.  The sustainable type.  Where you relentlessly focus a reasonable amount of time on what’s most important.

These posts, if you take action on them, will help you.  However, they give you a lot less than if you pay me.  This is a business after-all!  So, whenever you’re ready to sample the value of what you get by actually paying me, email me.

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