Make better choices of the activites you choose. Find more joy, improve efficiency, and experience balance at home, at work, in life.
Make better choices. Just as with heavy traffic on the freeway, our daily activity traffic congests our day. We can manage this "activitiy traffic" with the same colors of a common traffic light.
An interruption occurs, prompting you to switch activities. "A ding, text, call, or thought."
You pause momentarily and ask yourself the priority question: "what color is this?" Red, green, yellow, or gray.
You take immediate action based on the priority of the interruption or distraction. Stop, go, caution, or no.
Bad decisions can be avoided when we pause, take a moments, determine the priority, then choose. Know when to stop, go, when to use caution, and when to say NO. Each color represents a different priority.
Distractions can be visual, auditory, and cognitive. For example, talking, texting, ambient noise, information overload, and mind wandering.
Intrusions (others), breaks, technology, and rumination are common interruptions. Examples include; calls, messages, notifications, and chat apps.
Coloring your choices is an effective way to prioritize meetings, conversations, emails, slack messages, and drop-in visits.
We can change the quality of our life by changing the activities we choose. Happiness and peak performance is when we align what we value with the activity.
The problem is not time itself but our perception of time. We underestimate the value and impact of time on our lives and those around us.
We dismiss time as though we have an infinite amount. In this book you will discover five essential skills that can help you win the battle against time.