Monday, August 22, 2016
Distracted While Driving - Interruption Management
Nine years ago and the problem remains: NBC Channel 10 in Philadelphia reported that "New Jersey legislators pushed forward a plan to make it illegal to text message while driving. The Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee voted unanimously to release the proposal after several legislators admitted frequently firing off text messages
while behind the wheel, even though they know doing so is dangerous."
"Assemblyman Paul Moriarty acknowledges doing it himself, but he's not proud of it. 'It's very, very dangerous,' he said. Citing that risk, the Democratic assemblyman wants to stop motorists from sending text messages while driving."
"'It's more dangerous than talking on a cell phone because I believe you can keep your eyes on the road when talking on a cell phone,' Moriarty said. That's not the case when typing and sending text messages, he said. 'I only assume they're using their knees to drive,' Moriarty said."
Labels: car accident, cell phone, driving, freedom, government regulation, insanity, madness, safety, text messaging, traffic
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Gaining Answers From Within - Interruption Management
Years back, I had immersed myself in a sea of self-help books and audios to the point that I had no time left in the day for myself. Practicing ten minutes of this person's technique and 30 minutes of that would literally not even allow time to eat.
Why is it that we so often continue seek answers from others when, if we relied on our inherent abilities (to handle most things) that would be the shortest destination to our goal?
Labels: ability, answer, books, find, goal, seek, self-help
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Daily Trivia Interrupts and Enslaves - Interruption Management
"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." Robert Heinlein
Labels: achievement. Heinlein, focus, goals, productivity, trivia
Friday, August 05, 2016
Distractions and Choices - Interruption Management
"Being able to choose has enormous important positive effects on us, but only up to a point. As the number of choices we face increases, the psychological benefits we derive start to level off. At the same time, some of the negative effects of choice ...begin to appear, and rather than leveling off, they accelerate ...a point is reached at which increase choice brings increased misery rather than increased opportunity. It appears that American society has long since passed that point."
"There's a good reason to believe that the overwhelming choice
at least contributes to the epidemic of unhappiness spreading through modern society."
-- Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Labels: choice, decision-making, depression, happiness, information overload, simplicity, stress, unhappiness
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Sheer Madness: Texting While Driving - Interruption Management
"49% Of Adults Text On The Drive To Work"
Does our society get any sicker than this? Career professionals, not criminals, not mentally ill, risking their lives and others for what? A few minutes "saved"?
Labels: danger, driving, insanity, madness, multi-tasking, text messaging
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Too Many Apps, Less Breathing Space - Interruption Management
Unquestionably apps help us to be more efficient throughout the day, but when does engaging them cross the line into something else? DM Confidential reports: "According to new numbers from Flurry
, time spent with mobile apps is quickly gaining ground on time spent with TV."
Labels: Apps, breathing space, cell phone, mobile device, over-reliance, overload, smart device
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Stay in Control - Interruption Management
Early warning signs when you’re heading for an "out of control
" situation: Control is always based on your perception; still any time you start stacking horizontal piles on your desk you are operating in a malfunctioning mode.
If you find yourself perpetually 5 to 10 minutes late for meetings and always handling activities up to the last minute before turning your attention to what is next, you are leaving yourself wide open for some anxious moments. Also, if you don't give yourself enough physical space
to handle a task you are also likely to feel out of control.
Labels: anxiety, control, perception, physical space, time management