Stressed about not getting enough done at work? Don’t be. It turns out that you can improve how much you get things done at the office by not thinking about it. Turn your attention elsewhere and focus on things that do matter instead.
But, how can performance at work improve with less attention paid to it? There are several reasons:
- Clearer focus on results that really matter to the people around you.
- Less wasted effort on activities that arenâ€™t that important.
- Reduced psychological interference across domains as a result of being less distracted, because youâ€™re taking care of critical needs in those other parts.
- A virtuous cycle of benefits from one part of your life spilling over to other parts; for example, greater confidence, less crankiness, and a stronger sense of control.