The key to a happier and healthier workday is to focus on the things that matter most to you and the way you use your time, according to one of the most influential authors of the modern workday.
In a piece published in The Guardian, author and motivational speaker James Joyce wrote that being busy is the ultimate productivity killer.
He called it “a time bomb” that has the potential to be “so destructive that it destroys our lives”.
It’s a sentiment shared by many of us.
But, like many of the other experts who have commented on this article, Joyce believes that there is a better way to do things.
Here’s what he had to say:It’s easy to become too focused on the “big picture” when we are too busy.
I’m not suggesting that our time should be spent on the big picture, though.
It’s simply about having the right mindset and the right actions at the right time.
Here are four things you should be doing every day:1.
Think about how much time you are spending on tasks that are essential to your work and you don’t want to waste.
If you spend a large amount of time on a task that isn’t essential to the way your work is being done, you will waste time on things that are simply unnecessary.2.
Spend time on what matters most to your career, like personal growth, social skills, and the health of your relationships.3.
Spend more time doing things you enjoy.
Take the time to take a walk with your dog or do some light exercise to build up your stamina and your body.4.
Take breaks when you need to.
You might think you can take time out of your day to rest or go on a trip, but you won’t have time to enjoy yourself and your relationships, Joyce wrote.
In this article James Joyce discusses his most influential work, “A Christmas Carol”.
You can download it here