We hear a lot about time management and for good reason, it is important. But maybe we should also be concerned about attention management. In a recent post to the Forbes.com blog Shana Lebowitz wrote compellingly about attention management—
It’s 2:15 P.M. on Tuesday. In 15 minutes, your boss will need the big presentation you’ve been trying to finish all week.
The problem? You can barely keep your eyes open. In fact, it’s always around this time of day that the caffeine buzz from your morning cup of joe starts to fade, and you can’t quite muster the brain power to add the finishing touches to that presentation. If only you could nap for just a few minutes….
If this scenario sounds familiar, we get it—and we’ve got a solution.
Nope, it’s not a can of Red Bull. It’s a way to hack your workday by learning to manage your attention span.
Just as there are only so many hours in a day to get things done there is only so much energy and attention available to get things done. This article gives some good ideas on how to do just that.
Give some time and attention to managing your attention and energy to get more done and get it done well.
What do you think?Wishing you well,
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.