Productivity is not how much you do as much as it is what you don’t do.
Ignore is important word for your personal productivity. You need to have focus and focus only on the right things.
I have done few intentional choices to give me more and better time.
1. Don’t sync email to your phone.
The day is long and there is enough time for your e-mail. There is no need to sync it to your phone. Most phones are not practical for emailing either – and if you don’t answer the email when you read it, you will forget it.
This choice in my life is more for my peace of mind than for productivity.
2. Limit time in Facebook.
I did join Facebook recently. It has become important media to connect people and that is why I joined. I felt that I miss something if I don’t have the account, but that was not the case.
It seems we all have our own beautiful life which we like to share. And true friend is curious about your life – but not Facebook friend. I want to share the best moments to people I care and I hope they also appreciate my good moments.
Facebook is time consumer. It will eat all your time and more..
3. Don’t watch tv passively
There is a big difference how you watch tv. You can turn tv on and start watching anything tv channels broadcast ..or you can pick the series or movies you watch.
When you reserve the time for watching the series or movies, it will become active and more enjoyable moment.
4. Don’t read news
There is no way you can block news completely out of your life and you should not. You will hear and see news everywhere. But I don’t read newspapers or browse to news sites. I have even blocked most of the local news sites with browser extension.
There is no need to follow every single accident, crime, catastrophe or war in the world all the time. You should care, but it is not true caring if you tune in to follow the latest updates on earthquakes and hurricanes. True caring is that you act.
Nothing will happen if you wont read news. Nothing.
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