When it comes down to how to be productive, there is a lot that you can do. But between various workshops, strategies, tips, tactics, books, and other noise, it can be extremely hard to know where to start.
I have some good news for you though… where you start doesn’t matter.
It just doesn’t.
The only thing that matters is that you begin. The road to being more productive is a long one and if you dwell on whether to start by putting your left foot forward or your right, you’ll unnecessarily waste the time that you are trying to save.
So instead, see productivity as an experiment. Test one thing out for a while and see how it goes. If it allows you to make the progress you want, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, try something else.
How to start being productive – take one step at a time
Productivity really isn’t that complex. At its most basic level, it’s looking around at your life and asking yourself: How can I do things better? That’s all it is. So don’t panic over how to be productive. Just take one positive step forward at a time.
Take one step, then another, then another.
Don’t worry about making mistakes or wasting time; you will surely do both as you learn what is and isn’t helpful in your productivity pursuits. That’s part of the fun.
A means to an end
Here’s how I personally view productivity and how I recommend you look at it too. I see it as a means to an end, not as the end itself.
Now, that saying has always confused me. In fact, I’ve probably looked up the meaning behind it at least four or five times in the past because I’ve never been able to clearly lock it down in mind. So in case you too struggle with that phrase, let me further explain.
I don’t want to be productive just for the sake of being productive.
I really don’t care how much time I spend on social media or reading. Whether I brush my teeth and then wash my face or vice versa. I couldn’t care less about the frequency that I check my email. For me, I don’t care about being productive just so that I can write about being productive.
It’s like bragging about how to use a hammer. Or even further, it’s like learning how to use a hammer so that you can talk about using a hammer.
How can I be productive? Choose fulfillment.
You learn how to use a hammer to hang art on your wall. Or to build a treehouse with your daughter. Or to assemble a dresser. You use the hammer as a tool (the means) to achieve something far greater (the end).
And that’s how I treat productivity as well – as an instrument for building my ideal life. A deliberate, intentional, well-built, well-designed life.
A life of fulfillment.
That’s why productivity matters. Not because you want to “get your work report done faster.” Who cares about doing a report for a job that you hate? Especially when, if you get it done faster, you’ll just be assigned another report that you hate?
No – you don’t want to be more productive just for the sake of doing things quicker.
You want to be productive so that when your annoying boss pings your team on Slack at four in the afternoon, asking you all to stay and complete a last-minute, unnecessary report, you can get it done faster and more efficiently than ever before.
And in doing so, be able to leave work right on time – getting home with just enough sunlight left for you and your daughter to work on that special treehouse project.
Get back to the things you love
You may not care about your job, but you do about your daughter. And in being more productive while on the job, you can ensure that you free up more time to work on the things that add fulfillment to your life.
Oh, but wait! What if you love your job? What then, Corey?
Look, I love my job (aka QuickBooost (aka what you’re reading right now)) and I love to spend as much time each day working on it as possible. But, there are certainly things I enjoy doing over others. For instance, I love writing. Me, writing this post to you right now, is awesome. I love it.
I want to keep doing it (and I will!).
But there are things I don’t enjoy as much – like posting on Pinterest, for example. It’s boring and time-consuming. And so that’s when I rely heavily on my productivity skills to get through the task in an effective manner.
That way, I can get back to writing or any of the other numerous things that I love to do.
Fill your time with these three things
But wait again! Does that mean you aren’t productive while writing, Corey? Are you only productive when doing things you dislike?
Ah, another great question.
To that I answer, no. I strive to be productive across all areas of my life. When I write, when I read, when I exercise, I try and maximize my time to the best of my abilities. Why? Well, just because I enjoy writing doesn’t mean I want to spend more time doing it than I need to.
Why write for five hours when I can create the exact same post in three? There’s no point in wasting time just to waste it. Especially when, by finishing that post early, I can fill the remainder of my day with other things that I love.
So for me, being productive allows me to fully utilize my time and, in turn, fill my days with things that add happiness, purpose, and fulfillment to my life.
Therefore, as you navigate through the following list of ways to be productive, ways that both myself or others in the productivity space recommend, keep my reasoning in the back of your mind. Remember, productivity is the means to creating a better life for yourself.
It is not the end, it is the hammer helping you to build the treehouse.
Now, let’s get into it.
*Note: If you want to start building your deliberate life right this second, I highly encourage you to enroll in my goal success course. And if you want to go one step further and work directly with me, I recommend signing up for my proven, eight-week goal coaching program.
How To Be Productive – 22 Habits Of Highly Productive People
- Stop multitasking
- Use the Pomodoro Technique
- Prioritize your to-do list
- Apply the 80/20 rule
- Wake up early
- Do the worst task first
- Continuously improve
- Avoid social media
- Write it down as it happens
- Be mindful of resistance
- Learn to say No
- Take care of your body
- Set goals
- Plan your day
- Create a simple system
- Read more
- Turn off notifications
- Know where your time goes
- Diversify your time
- Take breaks when you need them
- Know your reason why
- Ask for help
1. How to be productive – Stop multitasking
If you’re wondering how to be productive in life, here’s a great place for us to begin – put an end to multitasking.
You may get by with multitasking on low-level tasks (ie. chores, laundry, etc.), but when it comes to your higher-level, big-picture goals you need to single-task. Single-tasking, in this case, means to place your focus on the one task at hand.
On whatever task is right in front of you, staring you in the face.
Now, this strategy is great because of how easy it is to implement:
- Choose a task that will move you closer to your goals
- Put all your focus and attention towards that one task
- Block out all other distractions until it’s time to take a break
When you try to do multiple things at once, you will fail to do any of them well. Multitasking causes a loss of speed and accuracy due to the fact that your brain is actively switching attention between each item.
So improve your concentration and stay focused all-day through the power of single-tasking.
Speaking of focus…
2. Use the Pomodoro Technique
Invented by Francesco Cirillo, the Pomodoro Technique was originally named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that he used as a university student to help him focus.
Here’s how to apply the technique yourself:
- To start, pick something you want to work on.
- Set a timer for 25 minutes and focus only on that one task.
- When a distraction pops into your head, write it down and get back to the task at hand.
- After the timer rings, take a five-minute break. This is one Pomodoro session.
- After four Pomodoro sessions take a longer break of 20-30 minutes, then repeat the process.
The key to making this work is to focus on only one task each session. No phone or any other kind of distraction should be present.
You can learn more about the Pomodoro Technique here.
3. How to be productive – Prioritize your to-do list
When considering how to be productive, this concept is a must. You need to create a to-do list.
It shouldn’t just be a random list of items though. Create a list based on what’s important and then prioritize it by focusing on the results you want. Write down the most important tasks you need to get done today.
List exactly what you need to do, how to do it, and the end result that you want.
Make your list results-oriented and you’ll get results.
This is one of my favorite productivity hacks because it’s both something that you can do right now and is incredibly helpful. Make a new note on your phone or grab a pen and paper and start writing down what needs to get done.
4. Apply the 80/20 rule
Here’s another great way to increase your productivity – use the 80/20 rule.
Also known as the Pareto principle, the 80/20 rule states that eighty percent of your results come from twenty percent of your actions.
You likely work with your head down while forgetting about the big picture (it happens to all of us). To be productive, however, you need to understand what activities bring you the best results. And with that understanding, you can spend more time focusing on the tasks that move you forward, and less on the ones that don’t.
Productive people know which actions drive the best results. Hone in on those actions and ignore everything else.
5. How to be productive – Wake up early
This is a great tip if you’re wondering how to be productive at home, especially if you have a busy household. By waking up early, even if only by 20 or 30 minutes, you give yourself a head start on the day.
You give yourself time to use however you see fit.
Personally, when I started waking up an hour earlier and used that time for my goals, I began making huge strides forward. Plus, I realized that I am way more productive in the morning than at any other point in the day.
Give it a try!
6. Do the worst task first
Mark Twain once said something along the lines of… if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, you can go through your day with the comfort of knowing that eating that frog is most likely the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day.
The “frog” here is your most important task. If you don’t eat it first thing, you will procrastinate on that task more and more.
So one great habit that will help you increase your productivity is to start the day with your hardest task first. “Eat the frog” and you will be filled with a motivation that will carry you forward throughout the rest of your to-dos.
Start with one big task at a time and watch how your productivity grows.
7. How to be productive – Continuously improve
When it comes to how to be productive, one of the less obvious techniques has to do with reflection, iteration, and growth.
The process of looking at what you do today, recognizing where you want to go in the future, and then actively taking steps to get there is something that yields tremendous results.
You can gain that insight through a number of ways. For example, by:
- Enrolling in my goal success course
- Creating a plan for yourself
- Or working on and enhancing the skills that you currently have
By spending time reflecting on what you do today and practicing new ways to be effective in the future, you set yourself up to experience positive results.
8. Avoid social media
Social media is a major distraction (which, by this point, is obvious). Because of that, one of my favorite ways for how to be productive is to limit my daily social media exposure. And… well… to be fully transparent, I don’t spend much time on social media at all anymore.
Sure, I have accounts for everything… but I don’t really have any of the apps on my phone.
And I rarely visit any of the sites when I’m on my laptop…
I learned long ago that best case, being on socials wastes a ton of time. And worst case, it leads to me spiraling into a dark cloud of comparing myself to others (I can’t help it). So the time I spend on social media is severely limited.
And, among the other things in this post, my productivity has vastly improved because of it.
How to become productive – Do this test
Now, dropping off of social media may not be something you want to do, but for the sake of productivity, I recommend at the very least curbing the amount of time you spend on it.
To go even further, try this:
- Open a new note on your phone.
- Every time you go on one of your socials, record the start and end times (for example, Instagram 10:07 AM – 10:22 AM).
- At the end of the day, add up the total time you spent and notice how long you were on each platform.
If you’re happy with that number (ex. Facebook – two hours, 17 minutes), then don’t worry about changing a thing and move onto the next productivity strategy. But if the number you see startles you, consider what you can do to decrease that time-spend moving forward.
Don’t shy away just because it requires a little effort.
*Note: I know a lot of phones automatically track app usage now, but the act of writing it down yourself will help you become more aware of your activity. So I recommend physically tracking it on your own. Ignore your phone stats.
9. How to be productive – Write it down as it happens
You never know when your next idea may strike. So be prepared. Write down ideas as they occur and then revisit them later when you have more time.
That said, one of my favorite productivity habits is to record ideas as they come to me. It’s a great way to:
- Empty my mind of clutter
- Stay focused on the task at hand
- And keep track of all my ideas
You can do this too by either using a bullet journal or a note on your phone. Whatever works for you!
I personally use a note on my phone that gets filled with ideas as they arise throughout the day. Then, later in the evening when planning out my next day, I go through and move those ideas to the appropriate place (often it’s to a specific Google Doc).
10. Be mindful of resistance
Resistance (aka procrastination) keeps you from doing your work. When you become more aware of that resistance, the more productive you will be.
Remember, don’t be afraid to eat the frog. Set some goals for yourself to do each day and let them motivate you to work on what matters most. You just need to take one step forward at a time. Don’t worry about everything else.
This is one of the more basic concepts of how to be productive, but just because the idea is simple doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful.
Fight the urge to be lazy and, in doing so, make progress forward.
11. How to be productive – Learn to say No
As an overachiever, you want to do anything and everything. After all, you never know what may lead to that next breakthrough. And although you want to take every opportunity, you need to keep in mind what your most desired goals are.
In other words, you need to keep in mind the big picture.
This is one of the most recommended tips on how to be productive and is one of the best time-related activities that you should practice. Because if you say yes to tasks that don’t contribute to your end goals, you’ll end up wasting time and resources.
To achieve your aims, you need to be deliberate about your time.
Don’t over-commit. Instead, use your big picture goals as a north star to guide you forward and say no to everything else.
12. Take care of your body
Simply, eat smart, rest, and drink lots of water. Living a healthy lifestyle is an essential productivity habit.
Without a strong mind and body, you won’t be able to increase your productivity. In fact, by operating at sub-optimal levels you will probably decrease your productivity!
So grab some veggies, take a nap, and exercise like your productivity depends on it!
13. How to be productive – Set goals
I don’t know about you, but I feel like nearly every other point so far has had something to do with goal setting. I guess I should probably spend a little time explaining myself, huh?
Goal setting is… well… awesome.
Goal setting is like a compass, directing you where to go. When you have goals for yourself, you have a purpose, you have an idea of where you’re heading. In other words, you have an end that you can direct your means (ie. productivity) to.
So if you only take one thing away from this post, if there is only one lesson that you’ll allow yourself to hold onto after reading this entire thing, it’s this:
You need goals in your life.
It’s from that passion for goal setting that I’ve created my goal success course which I highly recommend you enroll in. Or if you want to go one step further and work directly with me, check out my proven goal coaching program.
14. Plan your day
When it comes to how to be productive, you need to plan your day. I know you’ve heard this before. And I know that you know that it’s a good idea. Why don’t you do it then?
Why don’t more people actually create a plan for their day? Especially when they know that it will help them become more productive?
My guess is that you, like many others, don’t know where to start. You likely feel a little intimidated. Maybe a little overwhelmed. Or maybe you just don’t want to make the time for it because you’re “too busy.”
All fair objections.
But look, if you want to be more productive (which clearly you do if you’re reading this), you need to plan out your days. Because if you just wake up and “go with the flow” you will find yourself flowing right over to the couch with a big bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch instead of training for that 5k you’ve been wanting to run for three years.
How to be productive every day – Create a plan
Time is going to pass either way. If you don’t make an effort, months will continue to go by with no progress to show for it. Don’t let that happen! Instead, create a plan for your day. I suggest you check out this post as it’s incredibly helpful in the matter.
To keep it simple though, try this:
- Pull up a new note on your phone
- Write down the three-to-five things you want to do tomorrow (ie. What goals do you want to work towards tomorrow?).
- Jot down when you will spend your time on each of them. For instance, run two miles from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, read 20 pages from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM, etc.
- Then when tomorrow rolls around, stick to that plan.
Now, I know there’s a lot that goes into planning, especially when it comes to achieving your goals, so please feel free to email me with any questions. I’m happy to help! Or better yet, bring me on as your official goal coach and I’ll show you what to do in detail.
*Note: When emailing me with questions, please be incredibly specific about the inquiry you have. Exact questions will receive exact answers. Broad questions will receive broad answers. Here are two examples to keep in mind:
- Broad question (bad): How do I plan my day?
- Specific question (good): I have one hour available for lunch. During that time, I want to work on my side business but also want to read 15 pages of a book for my book club. Both require a full hour of attention. Do you have any advice as to which one I should spend my time on?
15. How to be productive – Create a simple system
As you can see, there are a lot of aspects to productivity. There are things to try, lists to make, days to plan. It can get messy really fast. So to prevent that, I recommend creating a very simplistic system for yourself.
Don’t worry about downloading any special apps or purchasing any specific notebooks or tools.
That’s a fine way to go, and it’s a path I’ve explored in the past, but more than anything, you need a system that is simple, clean, and allows you to stay organized.
For me, I use Google Docs for nearly everything. I plan my day, build out my goals, and keep track of all my personal to-dos on Google Docs. It’s simple, free, easy to use, and unless Google goes out of business or discontinues their business suite (which doesn’t seem to be likely at the moment), it is an evergreen system.
So create something simple like that for yourself too. Something where you can quickly:
- Write a note
- Get organized
- Or keep track of all your new productivity strategies
If you want to learn more about creating a system for yourself, I found David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, to be insightful and perfect for beginners in this space.
16. Read more
Another of the common habits of productive people is reading. At first glance, this doesn’t seem to make much sense.
How is reading going to make me more productive?
But reading, especially if you read the right book, is an amazing way to expand your thinking and enhance your knowledge on a subject. Personally, I feel like I’ve learned more by heavily reading these last few years than in all my time in high school and college combined.
And those are lessons that have helped me be more:
- And focused in the right direction
So if you aren’t an avid reader already, I recommend you adopt the habit. If you’re looking for some books to get started with, you can see every one that I’ve read this year here.
17. How to be productive – Turn off notifications
Earlier this year, I ran an experiment – I turned off every single notification on my phone (except for incoming calls). Meaning that unless I physically unlocked my phone and opened the texting app, I wouldn’t know if anyone had texted me.
Same thing went for email. Same thing went for Slack and all the other chat platforms. Unless I had an incoming call, I wouldn’t know if anyone was trying to get ahold of me until I decided to check for it.
The result? I love it and am still abiding by this new system.
No longer am I distracted by random, often unimportant notifications. Now when I do something important, like write this post to you, I can be totally focused on the writing. Not on what my phone is needlessly flashing.
I enjoy this new setup and highly recommend it to you as well.
I also recommend that you turn off all noises associated with your phone. For example, on an iPhone, flip the switch so that it’s in Silent mode. From there, also turn off any vibrations so that the phone is actually silent.
This is one of my favorite tips for being productive because it’s helped me so much in my own life. I don’t believe that there’s a “best way to be productive” per se, but if there was such a thing, this strategy would be at the top of the list.
18. Know where your time goes
If you’re still asking yourself – How can I be more productive? – this is the productivity habit for you. Track your time. It’s actually very similar to the strategy I provided earlier in regards to social media.
When you feel like you waste time each day but aren’t sure where it’s actually going, you just need to raise your awareness. In other words, you need to do something that will make your time observable so that you can notice and change it.
That said, here’s what to do:
- Create a new note on your phone
- Starting your next workday, record every single thing you do. Be incredibly specific.*
- At the end of the day, total up each column.**
- Observe where you spent your time. If you are happy with the spread, don’t change a thing. If you are unhappy, consider what you can do differently (see the above habit on planning your day).
*Example – Record every single thing you do
- Wake up at 6:02 AM
- Lay in bed and play on Instagram 6:02 AM to 6:17 AM
- Get dressed 6:17 AM to 6:39 AM
- Make and eat breakfast 6:39 AM to 7:01 AM
- Respond to work email 7:01 AM to 7:39 AM
- Commute to work 7:39 AM to 8:10 AM
- Work on client project 8:10 AM to 9:33 AM
- Go on YouTube 9:33 AM to 10:02 AM
- Grab a snack 10:02 AM to 10:06 AM
- Chat with Julie 10:06 AM to 10:27 AM
- Work on client project 10:27 AM to 11:01 AM
- Staff meeting 11:01 am to 12:04 PM
- And so on and so forth.
**Example – Total up each column
- Social media: one hour, 48 minutes
- Working: three hours, 12 minutes
- Conversations with friends/coworkers: one hour, seven minutes
- Commuting: 47 minutes
- And so on and so forth.
19. How to be productive – Diversify your time
One of the subtler ways to be more productive is to split up your time. What does that mean? Simply, don’t spend 20 hours working and four hours sleeping. Don’t exercise for nine hours a day, seven days a week.
Part of being productive is knowing where to devote your energy. That, and doing something sustainable. The former is easy – use your goals to direct your actions. If you want to:
- Read 20 pages a day
- Run a marathon in three months
- And call 30 new potential clients each day
You can let those goals guide your daily focus (again, see the planning habit above). The latter is a little more complicated because it’s different for everyone.
Most people don’t consider sustainability when planning out their days or setting up new goals. They set the highest possible objective, implement the most challenging routine, and then try to make it work. Inevitably though, they end up burning out.
Therefore, if you want to know how to be productive, diversify your time so that you don’t burn out in a certain area.
If doing 100 pushups a day feels like too many, try five or 10. If writing one new blog post a day feels exhausting, try doing just one a week or one every other week. Then, spend the remainder of your time on other areas of your life – that way you maintain balance and longevity.
20. Take breaks when you need them
Along those same lines, one (of the many) productive habits that you should cultivate is that of taking breaks. Because as I recently mentioned, if you burn out and quit on your goals, you’ll have nothing to be productive for.
So if you’ve been pushing yourself for a long time, take a breather.
I often take breaks – even when I don’t want to or don’t feel like I need one. I’ll stop reading a book during a climactic scene so that I’m more excited to resume reading it again later. I won’t burn through my full energy tank when working out so that I’m more motivated to get back to it the next day.
Conversely, there are times where I know that I need a break and will, begrudgingly, take one.
How to become more productive with rest
Even when I feel guilty while doing it, even when there are things I know I could be working on, I take a break. And during that time, you’ll find me on the couch, playing Pokemon or some other game not meant for adults, while watching a movie with the curtains closed.
I don’t exercise.
I don’t read.
And I especially don’t work.
I just sit and rest. And… if I’m being honest… it’s not that great. It’s boring and I feel like I’m wasting my time.
But, I know that taking that break is incredibly important. Both for my physical and mental state. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, I know it’s helpful. Because guess what happens? I normally can’t sleep that night as I’m too excited to get back to work the next day.
So take a break if you need one (even if you don’t want to).
21. How to be productive – Know your reason why
At the most basic level, if you want to know how to be productive, you need to know your reason why. You need to know why being more productive is important to you. Because, as I touched on at the beginning of this post, there is no point in being productive just for the sake of it.
Productivity is a tool. And like any other tool, it serves a purpose.
- A paintbrush paints.
- A pencil writes.
- And a keyboard types.
To make productivity as beneficial for you as possible, then, you need to know what purpose it serves in your life. For me, it is a tool that helps me achieve more fulfillment. It allows me to move through things faster so that I can spend more time doing what I love.
That said, what do you want to be productive for? If you’re not sure, I can answer it for you.
Use productivity to help you achieve your goals. There. That’s it.
22. Ask for help
Another one of my favorite tips in order to be more productive is to ask for help. To understand what you could be doing better and then to ask for assistance from someone that knows more than you.
This doesn’t just apply to productivity though. In fact, whenever you are struggling with anything and feel stuck, I urge you to reach out to someone ahead of you. Someone that has done what you are trying to do.
My life has changed considerably from asking people further along than me about:
- How to save money
- Where to focus my marketing efforts
- How to write better
- Books to read, etc.
Tips on being productive – Avoid this pitfall
Be careful though, because you need to be intentional about who you ask for advice from. The person that you ask for help, the person whose feedback you seek, needs to be someone that has achieved the thing you’re after.
Meaning, if you want to buy a home, you need to ask for advice from someone that owns a home. If you want to lose 20 pounds, you need to speak with someone that’s lost at least 20 pounds (and has kept it off).
Often what I see though is that people ask for advice from whoever is around.
They ask their friends for dating advice even though all of their friends are single. They ask their coworkers how to get ahead on the job, even though they are at the same level. Or worse yet, they ask for fitness advice from a neighbor that is out of shape.
Everyone will offer you advice. Only accept it from those that have what you want.
*Note: If you don’t have someone “successful” to get advice from, go out and find them. Judy Robinett’s book, How to Be a Power Connector, is incredibly helpful in this area of expertise.
Need some guidance? Ask me! I’m happy to help.
With that in mind, there is one area that I am confident in offering feedback in – being deliberate with your time. If you have any questions about this post, about setting goals, or anything related to creating a more intentional, fulfilling life, please ask me.
I’m happy to help! Seriously.
Just make sure though that your questions are concise and specific (see the Plan your day section above for a good example).
Now, if you want direct access to me, if you want me in your corner, in your pocket, in the trenches with you, or any other cliche saying related to working together, I highly encourage you to sign up for my proven, eight-week goal coaching program.
If you want to achieve your goals and build an amazing life for yourself, you will love this. You can learn more about my program right here.
How to get productive right now – Use this list
Here’s a common scenario. Does this sound like you? You stumble upon this post for whatever reason. Maybe you deliberately sought it out, maybe you arrived from social media, whatever. It doesn’t matter. You’re here now.
And, feeling as though this post may prove useful, you start scrolling through it. Not really reading any of the words I wrote. Not really paying too close of attention. Just scrolling.
Until you get to the bottom.
A couple of the tips may have stood out, but you really didn’t take the time to examine them closely. You neglected to read my anecdotes, refused to understand my take on things. I get it. You’re busy. And guess what? I do that exact same thing. I quickly scroll, grab what I need, and leave just as soon as I arrived.
This post is different though.
This is not one to throw aside, forever lost in a sea of list posts. Don’t lose this article!
How to be productive moving forward
If you’re serious about being productive, this post is everything you need.
22 productivity habits, spelled out in great detail, all for you. If you take the time – maybe… I don’t know… 13 minutes? – to really read this material, you will have the tools to do more than ever before.
Now, you could make the argument that if you’re reading this, you’re probably the type that didn’t scroll quickly through this post in the first place. You actually absorbed the content and are waiting anxiously to see how I wrap things up.
I like you. But don’t get cocky.
Because I’ve also been in that position as well. And I know how easy it is to read something and walk away from it. To “forget” to take action. Don’t do that! Don’t waste your time! This post contains everything you need to be productive.
So go through it, take notes, implement the habits that stand out, and make progress forward.
If something works well for you, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, drop it and try something else. Productivity is an experiment that is forever changing. Don’t let that deter you though. Let it inspire you! Use these tips to be productive and create the life of fulfillment that you so desire.
Don’t just sit around. Go out and build your birdhouse.