10 Research Backed Ideas to make you Consistently Productive

Consistent Productivity

How to be Consistent in your Productivity?

There are times when I feel totally Productive. My Productivity is in top form. Great ideas emerge from nowhere. My writing is effortless. Words tumble out of my keyboard like Popcorns popping out of a primed oven, in a consistent manner.   I pleasantly surprise myself by breaking my previous records in writing faster, smarter and better.  I call it my Zone or flow state.

But here’s the full disclosure. I don’t get to enjoy the Flow state frequently. There are times when my Productivity dips, I tend to lose focus, tune out, and the quality of my work suffers. Have you ever encountered this? Continue reading “10 Research Backed Ideas to make you Consistently Productive”

How to maximize your Productivity with Deep Work?

Deep Work
I’ll live the focused life because it’s the best kind there is – Winifred Gallagher

This is a review of the book  Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World  by Cal Newport.

Visualize Two Scenarios

Scenario A:

You have been trying to get a deliverable or a task wrapped up in 5 minutes. You are almost there. Just then you get an instant messaging notification beep. Lured by the notification,  when you check, the link takes you to an interesting article, that is an estimated 15 minutes read.

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How to get your Projects completed when you get distracted ? Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro timer

Here’s what Distraction does to you

Here are some common scenarios. May be you are a writer; struggling to get a long pending article completed today. May be you are a Software Engineer;  battling to get your deliverable — that you have been procrastinating. May be you are a Home Maker; striving to get your house in order.

You may play any role, but the essence of the problem remains the same. You are distracted and overwhelmed, unable to complete your project. Some of these tasks’ or Projects’ completion may mean a lot to you. Your brute force attempts to power through your lists, have failed for whatever reasons. Continue reading “How to get your Projects completed when you get distracted ? Pomodoro Technique”

Book Review – Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown

Essentialism - Book review

THE WISDOM OF LIFE CONSISTS IN THE ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS.

—Lin Yutang

It is in Human Nature to love to do something, as opposed to do nothing. Whether it is essential or not, doesn’t matter. We have a distinct bias towards action (Action bias). You might have noticed in Football matches, while facing penalty kicks, goal keepers dive either left or right and rarely stood their position. Yet data shows, that they would have been much more successful, if they had stood in the center of the goal.

We carry a similar bias towards Productivity also. We tend to think that Successful people are always action oriented Continue reading “Book Review – Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown”

Seven habits of Highly Productive People — How to be Hyper Productive for Success

7 habits of highly productive people

It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” –  Nathan W. Morris

In the recent past, can you think back to a time when you felt overwhelmed? – with too many things to do all at once? Wondering how to be productive? I bet, most of us can.

Being Consistently Productive amid ever-increasing workload and the multiple roles we play — is almost a Universal Challenge. We may be a Parent, Employee, Leader, Son or  Daughter, Student at the same time; Can we do justice to most if not all roles?

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