Quick question: how many browser tabs do you have open on your computer right now?
I’ve got 6. That’s actually not too bad for me. I typically have a lot more. I don’t know about you, but I tend to go a bit tab-crazy sometimes.
Don’t fool yourself. Having plenty of tabs open isn’t a sign that you’re being super productive. In fact, it shows that you’re trying to multi-task, which can kill your productivity.
If you want to achieve more, you really need to focus on doing less. A great way to do this is through a “Not-To-Do List.” This tool is a great way to fight off distractions.
And yes, limiting your number of tabs should be on that Not-To-List.
You can learn more about Not-To-Do Lists on a recent guest blog I wrote for The Gem.
Sidenote: The Gem, and its leader Allyn Lewis, are awesome. If you’re a creative, you need to check out this site!