Free January 2021 Desk Calendar: -The reason I study productivity is that I’m an unproductive person. I truly am. I sleep too much. I talk too much. I read too much. I listen to music all day. I watch movies. I buy gadgets that turn me into a zombie. If it weren’t for my productivity system, I’d get nothing done. I wouldn’t even write this article. But if you browse social media, all you see is super productive, healthy, and wealthy people. Is that really the case? I don’t know. I just know this: You can’t be productive 24/7. And a big part of being productive is about getting rid of unproductive habits we all have. What follows is a list of ten unproductive habits that I learned to do less, or eliminate. Do you have a few of these habits? Don’t worry; we’re all unproductive at times. But if you have five or more, it might be time to change. One thing is sure: No one wants to be an unproductive person. Some days I can work 12 or 13 hours straight. I only take a break to exercise and eat. And I can keep that up for a few days. But after a few days, there always comes a crash. Big time. I struggle. I can’t get stuff done. I don’ even want to get stuff done. It’s not good. So I learned to be more calculated with how much I work. Hemingway tried to stop at the height of his day.
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That’s also my new goal. But that’s hard because we always want things fast, fast, quick, quick, now, now. Just know yourself, your work, and your deadlines. Don’t have a deadline? Take it easy because you need that juice for stressful times. And most importantly: Have patience. Worrying Too Much What if I go broke? What if I lose my job? What if she doesn’t love me? What if I get cancer? What if this plane crashes? What if I lose my sight? What if I…? You got your head so far in the sand like an ostrich that you can’t see how self-absorbed that way of thinking is. It’s always about me, me, me. I know all about it. The above examples are all from my personal life.
I used to be the king of the ‘what if game. But here’s the thing: YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE RIGHT THIS SECOND. Get over yourself. Stop worrying. And do something useful. (I know, it’s not that simple, but still: You can learn how to stop worrying.) We deal with people all the time. Do you ever think: “Why should I listen to this guy?” Or: “What does she know?” I don’t know. Maybe more than you do? We just don’t know until we listen to others. But if you always think you’re the best in the world, you never give people a chance. I think everyone is stubborn. Some are extreme, and some are just a little stubborn. I must say, stubbornness is also a good trait. It’s good to be deaf to critics and not about care what people think. But being stubborn in relationships is plain frustrating. That kind of stubbornness is not good. And it just so happens to be that life is based on relationships. And your career too.
So when you refuse to work with others, you’re sabotaging everyone else that’s involved. Just remember that. I try to remind myself often that stubbornness can be bad. But sometimes it’s so bad I don’t even listen to myself. But I keep trying. Checking Things What are you doing? “I was just checking Facebook.” What are you “checking”? Email? TMZ? CNN? NBA? NFL? Instagram? Twitter? Snapchat? Checking is not a useful thing. It might be a verb, but it’s not real action. When I started blogging, I always checked my stats for no reason. Then I thought: What’s the outcome of checking?