12 Key lessons from “Mind Management Not Time Management .”

12 Key lessons from “Mind Management Not Time Management .”
“Mind Management Not Time Management by David Kadavy”
1. Being productive today isn’t about time management, it’s about mind management.
2. Time management optimizes the resource of time. Mind management optimizes the resource of creative energy.
3. Not all hours are created equal: If you write for an hour a day, within a year you’ll have a book. But you can’t instead simply write for 365 hours straight, and get the same result.
4. The First Hour Rule is simply this: Spend the first hour of your day working on your most important project.
5. If you start your day working on the most important thing, there’s less of a chance for other things to get in the way.
6. Sometimes your mind is better-suited to think creatively. Sometimes your mind is better-suited to think analytically.
7. The point of time is not to fill as much life as possible into a given unit of time. The point of time is to use time as a guide to living a fulfilling life.
8. A one-hour increase in average daily sleep raises productivity by more than a one-year increase in education.
9. When you randomly switch from one activity to another, your energy leaks…If you’re doing that all the time, little of your energy is going toward traction.
10. A Harvard study found that the busier knowledge workers were, the less creative they were; this study found that as workers became more busy , they did less creative thinking activities such as; brainstorming. They reported fewer insights and their work was also rated as less creative by their colleagues .
11. Noise level can also affect your ability to think creatively…studies suggest that a background noise level of about seventy decibels is optimal for idea generation.
12. Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.