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One of my New Year’s goals has been to build my concentration and self control. This poem’s a first step into 2016.

8:00AM, at my desk and ready to get work done.
47 unread emails; Insiders sell conversions on Twitter: bolster LinkedIn portfolios.
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Check everything, rinse, repeat. “You won’t believe what happens next!”

Start.
Power.
Shut down.
Walk to the window, clear my head of the information I drown in.

I often find that I consume far more information than I’m even aware of. Adding another piece of noise to your newsfeed may not help the problem, but I’ve found that stopping and even thinking about how much information we catalog in a day is helpful. It’s caused me to act with more intentionality and helped, at least a little, in preserving thought-space for what’s important. I’d encourage you to do the same.

Andrew

Published on 9 January, 2016. Last updated on

3 Comments

  1. Nana J

    11 am and I’m still navigating emails that I received yesterday and didn’t read! I’m starting my control process by unsubscribing from a lot of lists (but not this one) 🙂

    • Andrew Joyce

      For me, that’s my Feedly subscriptions — over 20 at last count, I think. Plus all the sites that I check daily anyways without a subscription. It’s tricky to stay focused, for sure!

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