New Year’s Resolutions, Part II

01/15/2020
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01/15/2020 CHRC

New Year’s Resolutions, Part II

Would you like permission to not get everything done on this year’s to do list and have the scientific evidence to back it up? Now armed with neurological, demographic, and technological reasons why planning for the year to come is not actually the best way to reach your potential, you can instead let things slip onto next year’s list and still feel good about it. 

It’s human nature to pay more attention to what’s right in front of us and to focus more on our immediate future, but it’s equally important to start planning for the next decade. In a recent Forbes article, Nell Derick Debevoise points out that not only have our attention spans shortened but that one’s life expectancy has also increased, thus solidifying our need for long term planning. She suggests strategies like mindfulness practice “to slow your thinking down” and using the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritize what’s urgent and not urgent and then work accordingly. 

Here’s to planning for your decade! Read More Here