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A Minute to Think

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Juliet Funt

Those around you may view their busyness as a merit, but this doesn't mean that you should. Real achievement doesn't appear from stuffing your program with meetings and tasks; it stems from being creative, focused, and committing time to essential activities. So what are the essential activities? Think about it for a minute. You'll likely discover you instinctively have an answer. Define what urgency means to you. In the present working environment, it may seem like everything is urgent. This is what the author calls hallucinated urgency. If you handle every task, demand, or mail as if it were urgent, you might get into the practice of doing things without consideration. So when you are tempted to reply the minute you receive an email, just stop for a second. Take the time to think; do I need to do this immediately, or should I give myself a moment to breathe?

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A Minute to Think explains how busyness is detrimental to productivity and why taking regular breaks is essential. It highlights the psychological and financial costs connected with our chaotic workplaces and shows us how we can take back our time.

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Those around you may view their busyness as a merit, but this doesn't mean that you should. Real achievement doesn't appear from stuffing your program with meetings and tasks; it stems from being creative, focused, and committing time to essential activities. So what are the essential activities? Think about it for a minute. You'll likely discover you instinctively have an answer. Define what urgency means to you. In the present working environment, it may seem like everything is urgent. This is what the author calls hallucinated urgency. If you handle every task, demand, or mail as if it were urgent, you might get into the practice of doing things without consideration. So when you are tempted to reply the minute you receive an email, just stop for a second. Take the time to think; do I need to do this immediately, or should I give myself a moment to breathe?

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There is not enough room to think about things.

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People often work excessively in order to fit in with others.

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A break can get your creative juices going.

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Our motivators are taking away our precious leisure time.

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There is no balance in how meetings are set up.

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