Freeing your time by freeing space in your mind!

I have been a barman, a CAD embroidery designer, a researcher in general relativity and quantum field theory, an employee in tender and quality management, a screen printer, an amateur musician, an IT functional analyst… so, what do I have discovered during this journey? Brace yourself: IT IS FAR MORE LESS TIRING AND A LOT EASIER TO BECOME A Ph.D. IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS THAN TO WADE THROUGH A YEAR OF ORDINARY WORK!

Sounds strange? Well, when you are studying and researching you have to stick to some “simple” tasks:

  • Work hard
  • Understand complex topics
  • Develop innovative ideas
  • Deal with minor annoyances, but you have plenty of time to manage them

However, when you are working, something changes, and this is what you have to do:

  • Work hard
  • Understand complex topics
  • Develop innovative ideas
  • Manage an endless stream of emails
  • Answer the phone
  • Support colleagues during their kibbitz moments
  • Attend meetings
  • Deliver reports
  • Provide the same information over and over again

What I want to discuss in this blog are methods and attitudes that I’m finding helpful in removing the unfruitful and unnecessary clutter in our minds and our lives. This acts of “cleaning” will allow us to perform better, with more attention and consciousness, and to be able to spend more quality time on what matters most in our lives. In a purely relativistic sense, I think that more space (in our minds) also means more time!

I want to share this with you because fixing ideas and concepts in written form is, first of all, a good way to think deeper about them.

Secondly, but more importantly, reaching out to people with the same interests and goals is the best way to learn about new points of view, new methods, and to discuss them. This is a game we can play and win together, sharing our thoughts and learning together!

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