Category: Time Management

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Be Like Water – Empty Your Mind

Empty your mind. I came across this video today.  It reminded me of what #notgettingthingdone is all about.  So I thought I would share. You need to read the rest of the blog to understand the how it kind of is based on Wu Wei.  I am not Taoist or anything, I just have made my own observations of life and it just fits sometimes, even when it comes to productivity. You see, I find it fascinating that we, humans, are making the same type of mistake in almost everything and...

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What should be the priority? Important or Urgent?

Productivity and Priority Matrix of Our Minds From what I have observed, most of us, make the same mistake on how we choose what to spend our time on. And after all, time is the most valuable resource one can have and  by choosing wrong priority we absolutely waste it. As we live our lives, many urgent issues arise along. Because it is urgent, we have less time to do it, so it become the priority of any given moment in time.  Whatever is urgent should be the priority.  But is it?...

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How To Overcome Procrastination and Be More Productive.

If you are familiar with the philosophy of this blog, or should we say methodology of #notgettingthingsdone, you might have noticed that I heavily push on the idea that no matter what your state of mind is, it is OK.  It is not OK to desire to have a different state of mind.  So let’s now talk about overcoming procrastination in the same perspective.  Is it productive to desire to overcome procrastination? Before we go on, watch this amazing and fun ted talk, from TIM URBAN.  Here is his blog...

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Many Whats and Hows vs One WHY of Productivity.

If you are searching ways to manage your time more effectively and become more productive, then chances are you have read and tried many approaches and instructions, while still failing in it.  You had clear instructions what to do, you were told how to do and you did all that, but all those dos and don’ts did not become the habit. Well you see many of the to do list and task management solutions out there instruct you WHAT to do.  Thinks like list the tasks, then tick the box if...

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How to increase productivity from within.

When we want to increase productivity, we do everything wrong.  I know this is too loud a statement, but let’s face it – no matter which productivity app we use, or what time management approach we try, at the end of the day we end up failing, and only thing that is left is the hope, that maybe some other day some other method will actually work. We are not aware of the fact that, the desire to increase productivity is waste of the energy. Let’s face it, what good is...

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Improving Productivity? You have to do it yourself.

As you read the following paragraphs, you might wonder how is all that connected with improving productivity, but it is.  Just trust me, relax and read. Imagine the following set up. Friends are in the sauna. And one friend has more experience of the very special procedure, that is very relaxing. Now this one friend is going to be a guide. He is going to let his friends have the right experience. Let’s call this guy Frank. So, as they sit in the heated sauna, Frank starts to explain, that once they...

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Increase productivity by understanding the illusion of – ‘the purpose in life’.

When it comes to productivity, it would be fair to say that people find it hard to increase productivity, only because they can not figure our what is it that they want to do.  What is the purpose of doing anything at all.  What is their purpose in life?  Is the job that they do what their heart wants them to do? But I think we are fundamentally wrong when we are searching for the thing that we want to do in life.  Because then we are unable to find it,...

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The Tao of Productivity

Let go of productivity, embrace freedom. From childhood and into adolescence, you have been compelled to trust that you should complete your chores, get your work done before you are allowed to go out. Indeed, a basic. “unharmful” inquiry regarding “what you are going to become when you grow up” is showing you that you have to end up somebody.  You have to graduate kindergarten, school, college, you have to get married, have kids, work, meet with parents, go for some dinner, etc. everything in your life is forcing you...