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8 Non-Obvious Things That Take Away Energy During the Day

24 Jan 2024, 12:00, parser
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1. Multitasking

The modern pace of life assumes that you have to switch between different things a million times a day, and it's not just about important tasks. If you take time off from work to update your social media feed, this is also multitasking.

But the researchers agree J. Aagaard. Multitasking as distraction: A conceptual analysis of media multitasking research / Theory and Psychology the fact is that the concept of "multitasking" is essentially closest to "distraction". Maneuvering between tasks and coping with them as well as with consistent execution, no one succeeds, this is a myth. Anyone who rushes from task to task is faced with a decrease in productivity, because switching is also a job and it "eats up" resources.

So it's better to get down to business consistently.

2. Notifications

Let's say you are making a drawing, filling in tables, or making sure that there is no defect in the parts on the conveyor. Meanwhile, your phone beeps, notifying you of new likes on social networks, a message in a messenger or an unidentified SMS.

Do not take the gadget in your hands and be sure that you have received promotional mailings. Notifications still turn attention to themselves. And this, as in the case of multitasking, tires you out and reduces productivity.

Most notifications don't need an instant response. For example, updating the likes counter in a blog will not give you anything right now, which means you can watch them with a light heart later when you scroll through the feed. Leave alerts enabled only for channels that require urgent response: work chats, delivery services, and the like.

3. Missing task list

Surely every day you have to keep dozens of cases in mind: work and personal, large and small. To make sure that everything goes according to plan, you have to periodically say them in your head — have you forgotten anything. And in between, worry and suffer from phantom deadlines: suddenly you have an urgent matter, but you haven't started it.

Remembering everything is a background task. But it takes up your "RAM" and takes up resources. Therefore, it is a good habit to keep a list of tasks with deadlines and periodically check it. This will save you from having to keep everything in mind.

4. Thirst

Researchers are still figuring out exactly how much water a person needs, but no one doubts that it is necessary to drink it.

The simplest indicator that it is time for the body to replenish its fluid reserves is thirst. But it is very easy to ignore it. So you thought you should go get some water. And they came to their senses two hours later, when there was a desert in their mouth, their head became heavier, and their strength disappeared somewhere.

Therefore, keep a container of water next to you so that you can drink as soon as you feel like it.

5. Work without rest

Do you remember, in the first grade, the teacher periodically lifted everyone up for a short exercise? "We wrote, we wrote, our fingers are tired..." they all said together, stretching their palms. The years have passed, you have not become younger and you need periodic rest even more. Otherwise, the body gets tired of monotonous poses, and the eyes get tired of focusing on one object. All this hardly contributes to well-being.

Therefore, regularly give yourself a break. You can set a reminder in your phone or use a special timer Pomodoro.

6. The mess

Perhaps your mother said something like "Order on the table is order in the head." And you replied that it was more convenient for you when a stack of textbooks tilted so that it lured tourists from Pisa, and there was so much waste paper lying under the table that recycling it would help restore a small forest belt.

So now it's official: Mom was right. Researchers consider The case for finally cleaning your desk / Harvard Business Review that the mess is hurting us very much. On the one hand, we spend time and nerves trying to find the things we need in the mess. On the other hand, cluttered space makes us worry and increases stress.

It sounds like a good reason to finally sort out the debris on the desktop.

7. Uncomfortable clothes

You put on tight shoes because you have to wear them somewhere, trousers that are a little too small, but it will do, and a shirt that you hate, but mom gave it to you, don't throw it away. And wherever you go in all this, suffering is definitely waiting for you. No matter what you do and how exciting it is, discomfort will not go away. Therefore, you will quickly get exhausted and will only dream of one thing: to return home and take off these things.

Life is too short to dress uncomfortably. And it's already full of pain to suffer from blisters on the heel or a hateful shirt.

8. False

A little research Lying less linked to better health, new research finds / American Psychological Association showed that the less people cheat, the better they feel. Portions of lies, even small ones like exaggerating one's merits or a fictitious reason for being late, can worsen physical and mental well-being and lead to melancholy. So honesty is the key to a good mood.

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