Information Overload Anyone?

Hello Dear Friends!

I hope you have closed out 2014 on a positive and promising note. 2015 is an unwritten book, ready for us to live with purpose and fulfill our legacy!

Since applied knowledge is power, we must first gain the knowledge in order to apply it. This is an ongoing project for me, and I hope for you as well. One way I accomplish this goal is through reading books. Specifically books which will help me uncover ways to improve on/in an area I am struggling with or books in the personal protection arena.

One such book I just started is The Organized Mind, Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Daniel J Levitin, a New York Times Bestselling Author and cognitive psychologist, is helping me understand the connection and impact of having so much information and the ability to stay ahead of the game. I am now able to understand the serious impact Adrenal Fatigue, something I have dealt with the past 6 months, and being able to think a clear thought have with each other. Although I am healing and moving forward in my health, I still hit a mental wall each day and have no choice but to walk away from anything requiring an organized thought. Attention is a limited capacity resource, and I tapped mine out in the first half of 2014.

I share this for those of you who are living by the principle, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney. Perhaps, like I was, you are juggling a day job, your business of passion and purpose, a family, and other life changing responsibilities. I literally, in spite of my healthier lifestyle, depleted my body’s ability to produce cortisone. I overloaded my adrenal glands. It isn’t my goal here, to go into all I have done to begin reclaiming my health. However, I do want to encourage you to realize you aren’t crazy or lazy. We all have physical limits though and must learn to work within them.

Which brings me to the above mentioned book, The Organized Mind. Although I have only just begun reading it, already I am coming to understand the disorientation I have often experienced can be improved upon. There is hope for me and for you.

Satisficing is a term coined to describe, not getting the very best option but one that was good enough. This is an acceptable option for non-critical matters. It allows us to find a balance between our efforts and benefits. Now, if you are a perfectionist, or an overcoming perfectionist, such as myself, this may be a strange practice for you. By implementing satisficing we free our minds from wasting time to make a non-critical decision. A decision which can lead to indecision and unproductivity.

When we face a multitude of trivial decisions along with the high-priority endeavors, we can create neural fatigue. Ideally, we would surround ourselves with a staff of individuals to manage the minute details of our lives. Yeah right! you say? Well, at least we can begin unraveling how attention and memory work. Then we can begin to organize our minds.

For years I have read about and tried implementing organization skills, the tips and tricks… Yet here I am, still feeling disorganized. Just as defending ourselves begins between our ears, I am understanding how living an organized life begins in that 6 inches where I can be decisive or indecisive.

I hope this post provides guidance for you. Here’s to having the courage and skills to pursue all your dreams!

Train smart, live safe!  🙂

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