Last week I talked a little about my experience with productivity systems, particularly GTD, and the apps I used to manage my work.
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?
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.
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.