Simple Technique to Increase Productivity and Focus

loyb podcast strategic planning Nov 27, 2023

Are you ready for a transformative practice that will not just uplevel your business strategies but also your entire approach to productivity and well-being? 

As entrepreneurs, it's pretty common to have a ton on our minds at any given time. And it's likely that you have gotten used to this mental clutter, so much so that you can't remember a time when you didn't have all the things on your mind!
However, all this clutter is likely slowing you down, creating inefficiency, impacting creativity, and keeping you up at night. Imagine your internet browser, packed with open tabs and you are constantly switching around from one to the other and none of them ever close - doesn't seem too effective, does it?

I have shared in this experience of mental clutter and have found a highly effective practice to keep my mind clear and my workday flowing - closing the ‘mental tabs’.  

Embracing Mental Clarity

Managing our ‘mental tabs’ involves identifying, organizing, and closing these mental tabs. But this concept goes beyond mere task completion; it's about reorganizing thoughts, actions, and priorities for heightened focus and effectiveness, optimizing our mental space. 

Implementing the Ritual

Personally, I found this strategy to be most effective as a way to end my day. Below I share with you the steps to effectively implement this ritual into any part of your day:

  • Reflection and Documentation: Reviewing the day's activities, and jotting down pending tasks, ideas, or actions.
  • Systematic Organization: Storing these thoughts in a structured system, preventing any slip-throughs. This can include your PM system, your personal notes, etc.
  • Mental Closure: Ensuring no lingering tasks, preventing midnight worries, and enhancing peace of mind. If it's on your mind, get it out. Write it down, schedule time for it, and close that tab!

A Shift in Business and Life

Managing mental tabs facilitated smoother transitions between work and personal life, fostering presence, gratitude, and better sleep quality. Once I started implementing this ritual, not only did I experience more ease and efficiency at work, but I noticed an overall improvement in my quality of life.

Closing 'mental tabs' isn't just a technique; it's a transformative mindset shift!


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by Crista Grasso

Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale.  Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business.  She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast


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