The Power of Less
The book "The Power of Less" is written by Leo Babauta, also an author of Zenhabits blog. It is a high standard and influential book that it is recommended for MBA students and common people alike.
It is a great book that focuses on doing the most important things and leaving unimportant things to increase your productivity. In today's information overload times, many things out there are waiting for your attention and if you turn your head towards them, you end up wasting time which could have otherwise reaped you benefits by spending the same amount of time on important tasks.
It has a very good effect on me and helped me change some of my perceptions. I have, by following some tips provided in the book, reduced the time spent on less useful things and become a productive person. I stopped being in a rat race and instead started enjoying life as everyone should.
One tip I started following daily is the email limit tip.This suggests to check email only two times a day that too at a time when most of the emails arrive. This way you prevent yourself from checking your inbox every 15-30 minutes and then get disturbed, diverted from the main task at hand.
The second tip that made me more effective is the Most important tasks (MITs) list tip. It asks us to make a MIT list every day so our maximum energy and time would be directed in completing those MITs.
We also need to calm down at times and treat ourselves to peace and enjoy life at snail's pace.
Lastly, the most effective tip is to say 'no' to some things. We are human and we certainly cannot do all the tasks thrown at us because our time and energy is limited. At certain situations, it is very important to say 'no'.