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Monday, October 05, 2015

Too Much News? - Interruption Management

Do you remember what year these major events occurred?

* Active American military involvement in Vietnam ended?
* The U.S.A. first put a man on the moon?
* The Three Mile Island mishap occurred?

Active American military involvement in Vietnam ended in 1975.
The U.S.A. first put a man on the moon in 1969.
The Three Mile Island mishap occurred in 1979.

As I explain in Breathing Space: Living & Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-Up Society, not knowing these dates doesn't mean you're not educated. Actually, it's the opposite. In a sense, you're over-educated. You know more about current affairs than most people of any previous generation. To keep events in context, you have to:

* Recognize that you can't keep up with everything. Be more conscious of where you'll offer your time and attention.

* Look for broad-based patterns to the information you receive, rather than attempt to pay attention to all manner of detail.

* Don't beat yourself up psychologically for not keeping up with every little thing. No one can, and unless you're employed by the media, there is no prize for trying.

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Is the constant crushing burden of information and communication overload dragging you down, pulling you off course, and impeding your effectiveness? By the end of your workday, do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive, while remaining balanced and in control?

If you're continually facing too many interruptions and too many demands, you need Breathing Space.


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