Everyone knows someone that must have the newest and most cutting edge technology out there and they won’t stop until they have it. The problem is technology never stops and there will always be a new gadget on the horizon for them to sink their teeth into.
This BBC article states:
Gadgets are no longer just about functionality, they’re a statement about you; hi-tech jewelry that beckons you to touch, try, buy and stake your place in the Stuff Lust society.
A number of iPhone application list Web sites have popped up including iPhoneWidgetList.com (about 160) and iPhoneApplicationList.com (~120) but by far my favorite is iPhoneAppr.com because of it’s slick iPhone interface.
Do you experience certain times in your (home) office where you just don’t seem to be able to get things done? You get distracted by co-workers, interrupted by telephone calls or sidetracked by browsing the internet and responding to incoming e-mails. All of this is keeping you from writing that proposal or making some real progress on that important project!
Franklin Covey (formerly Franklin Quest) training teaches you to keep all of your todo items in one place. I don’t think this is the best approach. I think it is important to separate your important todo items from your list of “habit” type tasks. For example, if I have a todo item of paying my taxes, it doesn’t seem that this should be on the same list as exercise.
Write It Down Right Now
What is the most important skill in business today? The ability to rapidly get things off your mind and into a system you can trust.
Why? Because the amount of information you have to deal with is so overwhelming. You have to develop this skill. Otherwise you condemn yourself to a life of continual near burnout or worse.
via tech rest
I used to consider coffee consumption to be a mild vice, but there are several ways that caffeinated coffee can benefit the brain:
- Immediate improvements in certain cognitive abilities: reaction time, short-term memory, attention and alertness.
- A lifetime of drinking coffee is correlated with better cognitive function in old age.
- Coffee (including decaf) is an excellent source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment.
Keep in mind that drinking too much coffee each day can cause problems like magnesium deficiency or difficulty sleeping, so don’t overdo it.