THEN ANOTHER FOUR MONTHS LATER
You can keep adding to your pile in the box and then repeat the process again in four months. Ultimately you will find that you will only read the most important documents, continually getting rid of a lot and not be stressed looking at the ‘to be read’ pile everyday. So give it a go!
PRODUCTIVITY IDEA 2: PUTTING THE ‘TO BE READ’ PILE AWAY
In the previous powerful productivity idea, I suggested that after culling your ‘to be read’ pile that you then put the pile out of sight and only look at it, sort it and discard unread
material every opposite to you the pile in sight
four and daily
But many people and so-called experts
that ‘out of sight’ is ‘out of mind’. They believe to remind you to get around to reading it all.
suggest just the you should keep
BUT YOU NEED TO PUT IT OUT OF YOUR MIND
But that’s exactly why I want you to put it out of sight because I want it out of your mind. Way out of your mind!
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRODUCTIVITY
A large pile of ‘to be read’ material will not increase your productivity at all as you stare at it daily and feel less efficient as it grows. It reduces your ‘emotional’ productivity.
IF IT DIDN’T WORK BEFORE IT WON’T NOW
We all tend to stick to old habits. If you have a ‘to be read’ pile in plain sight and looking at it daily has not got you to read the pile of information – then it will not work now.
ONE PIECE OF INFORMATION
But if you’re having trouble changing this habit and putting it out of sight. Then try this. Put one piece of information on your desk and put the rest out of sight. Aim to read it during the week. If you do – then get another for next week and do the same. This way you’ll have read 52 items.
BACK TO EVERY FOUR MONTHS
If you don’t get to read the one piece, then
put it back in the box out of sight back to only sorting through and
and focus discarding
PRODUCTIVITY IDEA 3: THE POWER IN A HIGHLIGHTING PEN
Now here’s a further idea that is so simple, not often used and yet increases your effectiveness when reading any material.
Please forward on and share these productivity ideas with others in the workplace.
Dr Judy Esmond