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Haiku Productivity: The Power of Limits to Increase Our Focus

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Haiku Productivity: The Power of Limits to Increase Our Focus
A decade ago, I wrote about "Haiku Productivity" and how limits can make us more productive, more focused, and better able to prioritize and simplify. The idea comes from haiku poetry, in which the poet is limited to three lines and (essentially) 17 syllables.

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Haiku Productivity

Haiku Productivity
It emphasizes the power of constraints. When you have constraints, you'll be more careful, be more appreciative of the limited space you have, and explore what's important to you in more depth.

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Constrains and productivity

Constrains and productivity

If you have lots to do and the entire week for that, it doesn’t feel that urgent, and you often do little things (answering emails, for example). But if you only have an hour a day, and one really important project, you will be way more focused. 

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Curating our relationships

Curating our relationships
We keep adding new relationships, making new connections, but when we realize that we only have a limited amount of time to create deep relationships, it’s worth thinking about who we want to spend our limited time with.

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