Little hurdles in your way of taking action often don’t seem like a big deal.
Do a few dirty dishes that need to be cleaned really prevent you from cooking a healthy meal? Does having a pile of dirty laundry on your bed really stop you from getting enough sleep? Does a messy desk or computer desktop really get in the way of eating your frog in the morning?
The answer is yes, definitely, and hell yes!
That’s where the next productivity technique comes in: Clearing to Neutral. The main idea behind Clearing To Neutral is that once you finish an activity, you do a little routine to set yourself up for success next time. You want to make it as easy as possible for your future self to take action. Any bit of friction increases the chance of distraction and procrastination… dramatically.
Back to Basics Technique #2 – Clear To Neutral
Watch this video to see how it works.
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