A simple list can clear all mist #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
And you’ll be singing “I can see clearly now, all obstacles in my way”
Came across this article yesterday in the Sunday Times. I don’t think I can say it any better, except for the title, mine is cooler :)…
Keep calm and make a list
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make lists and those who don’t. Those who do hold the secret to being more productive individuals; to having a more organized brain. Here’s how it works according to McGill University neuroscience professor Daniel Levitin: “It’s really important that you write down all the things that you have to do, clear it out of your head so that you’re not using neuro resources with that little voice reminding you to pick up milk on the way home and to check to see if you paid the utility bill“.
He told WNYC’s tech podcast ‘Note to Self’ host Manoush Zomorodi that most people can only hold about four things in their mind at a time. And, people mostly have more than four things to do in a day. List-making takes that mental juggling out of the picture: You don’t think about what you have to do, and you’re not distracted (at least not as much) since it’s written down in front of your face, which allows you to become immersed in whatever activity it is that you’re tackling.