Getting Things Done

Nozomi Michiki Morgan
Career & Life Coaching | Personal Branding | Global Communication Intelligence

Do you feel like you have so many things to do but not enough time? Do you feel you have been busy all day yet have not accomplished anything? Do you feel like you are chased by deadlines all the time? Do you feel like your to-do list gets longer and longer? Does it give you anxiety when you think of all the things you have to do? Are you simply overwhelmed? If you said yes to any of these, you are not alone.

Tony Schwartz writes in Harvard Business Review’s blog why between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work that “It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.” He says we have lost stopping points, finish lines and boundaries due to technology that enables our work to follow us wherever we go on digital devices. And the biggest cost we pay is lower productivity and getting burned out. Productivity is lowered due to split attention through multitasking which ends up increasing the time to finish one task by an average of 25 percent. Because we are constantly doing something, we burn away our energy over the course of every day. In other words, we need to consciously create stopping points and finish lines to maintain our sanity and to be productive. The key is clarity, clarity and clarity. I’ll share how to gain clarity in the next posts of this blog series.

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