As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I wanted to add an additional thought to my previous thought; which revealed the political tactics that are used to deter / sway political and public attention, with the key player of the media, media outlets, who acts as an aid for the political aims. These ideas are posited at the level of the macro, macro-politics. Similarly, we can analyze from a micro perspective, right down to the level of the individual, even to the very human mind. As one sets to work on tasks, goals, and becomes focused, there maybe distractions or other factors that get in the way, deterring ones attention. For these purposes one must utilize techniques that allow one to accept the challenges, that interplay with the achieving of one's goals / tasks. Releasing the pressure to realize that the larger goals are really achieved through the baby steps.
To exemplify and add practicality to these thoughts, I have often recommended to-do lists that are then complied or ordered with priority ranking, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on. The lists can also be organized to particular areas of your life, such as: home, school, work, family. It is recommenced that the lists be complied on one page, and re-visited on a weekly or even daily basis. When we feel overwhelmed, even the simple turning of a page can contribute to cognitive overload.
It is vital to organize the mind / brain with what we think, focus our attention upon. Especially when we have tasks, assignments, and other administrative tasks that arrive. Cognitive overload and how we navigate tasks and challenges will obstruct, challenge us, and eventually guide / move us through. The achievement of goals from individual to individual, or who and what the individual becomes, shapes the macro <=> micro, vice versa, and the private / public spheres. Revealing the intersection and the interplay of politics and personhood.
Notes: These thoughts can be attributed to any individual regardless of position, and even the very politicians who are in the public domain. It should also be noted that these thoughts are not an attack on media, but rather to show how media can and will influence the microcosm, and help shape the political agendas. Digital organizers may also be able to serve for the same purpose. However, in the context of these thoughts, I prefer the use of the simple pen and paper methods. Focused upon reducing cognitive overload as much as possible.
Whilst I normally just make my lists in a journal, it must be noted that I also started out with the use of agenda's, which I would especially recommend for the student: high school, college and university, or anyone who simply needs to reduce cognitive overload, build organizational skills, goal orientated and focused. The following templates are just some examples retrieved with a google search, however; for the saving of cost, a plain / lined sheets of paper can work as well.