We all have a favorite place and time to focus on accomplishing what really matters. Multitasking is WAY over rated. In fact, article after after article in well respected journals speak to focusing on a single task to be key to performance. Just google “multitasking and performance” and here’s a sample of what you’ll find:
You’ll find articles indicating that you can experience a 40% loss of productivity as the high cost of multitasking. So, not to belabor the point, I find it critical to find that place and time where I can focus and write. For me, it’s weekend mornings at home in my quiet space long before anyone else rises. I also find time on Sunday afternoons to reflect and build out my weekly plan where the biggest distraction is the crackling of a fire.
If you are going to find success through focus and high performance, where is your place? When is your time? If you are really serious about maximizing your productivity and working smarter not harder, then when and wherever this time/place is will be as sacred to you as this place is to me.