Hey guys, just wanted to write to you today about productivity, and the difference between being busy and productive.
See, we live in a world today where everyone is soo busy and they don’t seem to have time to finish EVERYTHING they need to or take some down time for themselves.
The problem is, when we get caught up in this illusion of always being so busy and rushed and not having enough time, that’s exactly what we start to attract. So what if instead of trying to do everything at once and being so “busy” all of the time, you set your priorities and only made time for the things that are REALLY important to you?
These are a couple screen shots I took while I was “working” and feeling overwhelmed the other day..
Well NO WONDER I was overwhelmed.. Look how many programs are open all at once!! If I had closed some of these tabs and turned off some programs until I was ready to give my focus to that one thing, I would have been 10x more productive. (Which is what I did when I realized what was going on!) But having everything open like that made it so easy to click around between different tasks and not really get anything done. I was so distracted by “everything that I had to do” that I wasn’t getting anything done, which made me feel like I had even MORE things to do.. see how that can snowball and get out of control so quickly!!
So, my suggestion to you is: If you’re feeling super busy and overwhelmed, stop what you’re doing. Sit down and make a list of everything you need to do. And then pick the 2-3 most important things that NEED to get done first. And do them! Leave everything else alone right now and just get those 2-3 things out of the way. De-clutter your workspace, and your mind so you can get the most out of your work time!