10 Productivity Myths That Hold You Back
Most systems take some time to set up, but once you start using it, the time you use in “maintenance” is made up for by the time you save not having to think about what to do – or making up for the things you didn’t remember to do.
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Building a habit of a productivity system is about creating a buffer between you and your temporary emotions or external pressures.
Any system is designed using a particular set of assumptions about your work. The assumptions need to fit your situation.
For instance, the weekly/daily goals system works well when you have a number of concrete tasks to complete. But if your tasks are open-ended or contain only one task, then the system doesn't fit the task.
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Multitasking can be detrimental. Research shows it stresses and slows us down, increasing our potential for error. It also decreases information retention and focus.
We can be productive out of offices. Research shows that those who dislike office have increased productivity when working from home or on public spaces.