On Productivity

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Do you ever just have a day where everything gets done that needs to be done?  Everything that needs to be put away gets put away?  Everything that needs to be cleaned just gets cleaned?

Those days I just want to bottle up and somehow sell the formula to make millions.

I’m trying to get more stuff done and get it done on time.

I’m having a little trouble.

How do you stay productive?  Do you stay productive?

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  • This may sound stupid but I have to stop thinking about working and just work. The more I think, the more I lay down. I make my body move and pick up one thing, and then another, and then another. I’m learning not to wait for the “productivity feeling” to get me going. I get going regardless of what I’m feeling.

    Also, great music really helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Just start. I think that’s probably the biggest hurdle for anyone. And you’re right. We can never underestimate the power of good music!

  • Amy_book

    Productivity — such an objective term 🙂
    I have to give myself rewards… I tell myself that when I finish this task I can get up from my desk and go for a little walk. Or if it’s cleaning at home then i will reward myself with a tasty beverage of the adult variety.

    Mostly it really is just about starting and deciding that it really is worth it.

    It was great to see you the other day!!
    love you.

    • It was so great to see you, too, friend! I like the reward system. I might try that sometime 🙂 Like after I finish the half, go out for coffee with lots of sugar or a margarita or both!

  • Book Kathy

    I have brought home the same set of papers 2 nights in a row now, so I sometimes have trouble with this one, too. However, I find the “Just Do It” strategy works for me. Just start and do one step at a time without analyzing the task or thinking too much about it…….Kind of like at the gym.

    • Like 100 burpees. The sooner you start the sooner you’ll be done. I think Nike needs to make a line of clothes for cleaning house. Maybe some dust spray, too…