Pick Three, a book by Randi Zuckerberg, talks about the power of simply picking three things to focus on in a day. Being a little lopsided. Her areas of Three you could concentrate your day on are:
It is sound advice and something I have been thinking about since I started the book. It honestly gives me more permission to 'Sleep' for instance. This is an area which we are losing ground on and as we try to fit more into our days, we are not achieving the rest we should. We are all guilty of this at some point in our lives. We have burned the midnight oil, the candle at both ends and might actually be shortening our lives.
Technology keeps us awake, we strive to do more in less time when really, we need to simply pick three. Take three things that are important and strive for those in a day. To nourish these parts of our lives. Randi suggests that every morning we pick our three and truly focus our energies and daily life there. I have enjoyed her book so far and would recommend it.
For me, picking three allows me to:
So, pick three from the list above, or develop your own list. Randi is by no means the list authority, but her 5 really sum up most of the things we aim for in our lives. Try it out and let me know what you think.
David Corcoran is a Executive Voice Coach. He helps people take responsibility for their communication. This Blog contains his regular musings, thoughts and ideas. He is based in Vienna, Austria.