Category Archives for "Productivity"
You probably already know that if you want to make a difference — not just today, but for many years to come — you need to put your health and energy ahead of all else.
In a world that is focused on treating symptoms and not the underlying cause of the problem, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about drinking extra cups of coffee, energy drinks, or sleeping pills for one lifetime.
If you’re looking for some practical habits that you can use in your life, then you’ll absolutely LOVE this article.
Skip all the B.S. and focus on these five simple natural ways to increase your energy levels, starting right now.
Recently I argued that you should ignore 99% of productivity and time management advice you read online — and why it’s not just a waste of time, but it’s actually hurting you. (Read part one here)
To counterbalance my hypothesis, I made a strong case for the disciplined pursuit of less and why top performers produce more by removing more instead of doing more. They stop comparing their productivity to an ideal. Instead, they make impact their number one priority and they make it work — even if things aren’t perfect. (Read part two here)
The problem in the modern world is that we think of productivity in terms of addition rather than subtraction.
We’re on a constant lookout for the latest shiny productivity app, hack or tool. We focus on doing more, cramming more tasks into our daily schedules, ensuring that we can squeeze in as much as possible.
We’re so caught up in doing more that we rarely stop to ask ourselves:
Are you tired of being overworked and distracted? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? Are you always active but never getting anywhere?
Do you ever finish the day stressed and overwhelmed, yet feeling like you didn’t accomplish anything significant?
Do you wonder how some people get so much more done in the same 24 hours, while you're still falling further behind?
Our ability to focus, to block-out distractions and really bear down on the task at hand is a hugely underrated mental asset. Some people learn to use this priceless resource efficiently, while others waste it.
The good news is that our ability to pay attention — to focus — works much like a muscle. If we use it either poorly or too infrequently, it will wither. But if we work it, it will grow. It's the case of the old saying: What you don't use, you lose.