Mark Coates

578 days ago

One thing at a time. Ditch the distractions and focus on work in a time box, then step away and take a break. Avoid answering work emails or messages while on break. Learn to implement boundaries for work and free-time that our technology eroded.

I get two to three times as much writing accomplished when I focus without interruption for a designated period of time and then take a real break, away from my desk. The best way for an organization to fuel higher productivity and more innovative thinking is to strongly encourage finite periods of absorbed focus, as well as shorter periods of real renewal.

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time