4 Incredible Productivity Rules that Help You Declutter Your Brain
You might have heard the phrase “Don’t worry, be happy” occasionally!
According to Oxford researcher Katharina Wulff, who spoke with the BBC, night owls who try to get up early are ineffective since they continue to produce melatonin later in the morning whereas early birds cease releasing the hormone earlier. Even worse, night owls may be endangering their physiological health and raising the risk of weight gain by disrupting their normal cycles.
1. Allocate time for stress
The phrase “Don’t worry, be happy” may occasionally be the greatest insult to our prefrontal brain. Our prefrontal brain, in other words, literally developed to assist us in worrying about the future so that we may make plans and avoid being devoured by lions.
The problem is that our prefrontal brain behaves rather clingy towards us. It continuously serves as a reminder that it exists and that its feelings matter, which is one of its built-in purposes. And no, calling it quits is not a choice. Therefore, scheduling quality time with it and making sure it feels heard are sometimes the finest things you can do, just as you would with a clingy companion.
2. The two-minute limit
In recent years, I believe the 2-minute assignment has unfairly received a poor rap. According to conventional thinking, “The Hard Thing” is the larger, sexier brother of the two-minute activities. We must “Do The Hard Thing First” and “Eat that Frog,” according to entire books.
The 2-minute chores, which need so little of us, are disregarded repeatedly and placed in the waiting area of our minds. They assemble in large groups in our minds, resigned to taking up space but using up valuable mental energy just to be remembered.
3. Become (Slightly) Busier
I’ve now learned that I have Parkinson’s disease and have done so for years. The Law, not the illness, that is. Parkinson’s Law may be summed up as the idea that work will grow to occupy the available time.
Recently, I was between projects at work, which was quiet. I imagined that I could write twice as many articles thanks to this. The truth is that it really took me twice as long to finish one piece.
Start scheduling activities that will make you physically be someplace else if you have too much free time, such as accountability meetings, regular classes, etc.
Start being more deliberate about what you do with each block of time if you have the opposite issue with little spare time. Do you have a routine scheduled at the gym that is in line with your goals, for instance, or are you winging it? Do you often plan ahead or do you just react when something happens?
4. Touch It Once.
Have you ever gotten a text message that was just “Hey”? Do you find it instantly irksome and question why they reached out yet kept quiet about their intentions?
That’s how it feels when you open an email, letter, or text and just give it a cursory scan before putting it aside for an unforeseen amount of time. Even worse when they refused to go away so simply and joined your fears in the waiting area of your brain, conveniently delaying key events like the deadline for filing your yearly taxes.