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Sep 5, 2020
Professional writers, freelance writers and authors are the original work-from-home knowledge workers, long before the pandemic made remote working a household phenomenon.
Working from home requires a mental detachment from all the other pending tasks piled up at home, like laundry. It is hard to maintain one’s focus on office work when there is a brain-shift happening towards housework every minute.
Just like all people are unique, so is the way each person approach productivity.
There are many different types of productive personalities:
Figuring out which productive personality you are will help you to tap into your most effective self.
You are indecisive and often deals with things in the nick of time. But procrastination has a physical and social toll as your body and your coworkers get stressed over it.
Solution: Reserve time for work and start in small chunks. After starting, it’s easier to continue. Forcing yourself to start makes use of the Zeigarnik Effect, which states that not finishing a task creates mental tension and the only way to alleviate the anxiety is by completing what you started.
Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your mental muscles and willpower.
"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” is a popular saying but, to count as truly helpful advice, it should say: "If at first you don’t succeed, practice, practice, practice, and then try, try, again”
Building habits is a long-term game, there's no immediate fix.
Many managers and even entire organizations perceive employees who spend more time working at the desk, coming early and leaving late from work, as sincere, dependable and hard-working.
Managers expect workers to show their face in ‘work-mode’ at the desk, using the principle of hour-based productivity. This observational activity of managers ‘clocking’ their employee’s desk time, no matter what the level of productivity is, is called Passive Face-Time.
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