My Productivity Gone Awry

We all want to get more done and to be able to look back at the end of the day, week or month and note how much we accomplished. We might learn systems to make us more productive and buy apps that help us manage our time and our tasks. Do they really help?

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How To Make Creativity and Productivity Play Well Together

Creativity and productivity seem at odds and at a fundamental level they are. Each has its own goal. Productivity is interested with the most quantity in the least amount of time and creativity is interested in the quality of the work above all else with little thought to time.

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Be More Productive Using Routines as Automation

Can you automate yourself? It seems like an odd question to ask. We automate things that are repetitive. We let machines or software assemble products and complete tasks because they can do it quicker and with less errors.

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Work Smarter — Be More Productive With Your Time

I’m guessing you’d like to be more productive than you currently are. I’m also guessing you’d like to be more creative as well. The thing is what you do to get better at one is often the exact thing that makes the other harder to do. Improving your productivity probably sets up conditions under which creativity is not at its best and vice versa.

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Schedule Your Work Over Longer Time Frames To Get More Done

How do you plan the work you’ll do? Do you make a schedule every day? Week? Month? Maybe you’re happy figuring out what to work on over the next hour and as long as you have something in front of you, you’re fine.

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