The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Personalize Your Productivity: How to Create Your Best Productive Self
I know. Personalize productivity? Seriously?
But hear me out.
As someone who’s played with, worked with, and experimented with several productivity solutions and techniques, I can safely say that my sense of productivity is uniquely mine.
I am my best productive self by adapting techniques and solutions, products and systems that suit me and my life’s season the best.
This personalization of productive solutions and tools lets me achieve the maximum with minimum effort and keeps me sane.
How can YOU get started at creating your own personalized productivity solutions?
In just 2 simple steps:
1. Understand that productivity tools and solutions are tools and solutions.
First of all, understand that all those planners, diaries, journals, calendars, apps, timers, routines, and schedules, are just tools and solutions. They won’t magically infuse your days with productive work. You will have to use them. Sometimes, you will have to play or experiment with a number of them to find one that is PERFECT for your life, and it’s a season.
Don’t buy the latest planner because your best friend swears by it. Buy it only if your current one isn’t fitting your needs and only if YOU are sure that your life will be balanced and more productive by using it. Don’t download my free productivity toolkit because it’s free. Get it only if you intend to use it!
2. Understand your working style and then work on it.
“Batch your tasks.”
“Shut off distractions.”
“Use the time before breakfast to kickstart your day.”
All of these and more are some of the productivity tips offered by yours truly and other productivity experts. However, none of these are of any use to you if they don’t suit your personal working style. For instance, when I was in college, my best friend was someone whose desk was always a mess, and it seemed as if she had a lot of stuff going on simultaneously, but she managed to finish all her assignments on time, scored well, and had fun too. You see, her personal working style thrived in distraction and messes, and she worked it well.
So, if you are someone who can multitask without getting stressed or doing things wrong, go ahead, and give it a shot. Don’t let me or someone else tell you not to do it.
Personalizing your productivity is all about finding ways to make time work for you and not the other way around. It is about understanding that no one solution fits all of us.
Are you ready to personalize your productivity?
Are you ready to personalize your productivity? How will YOU start?
|Prerna Malik is a mom, a wife, a writer, and a woman who believes in being positively productive, parenting with love, and creating a home that invites you to put your feet up and relax. Find her sharing her journey and experiences with productivity and parenting at The Mom Writes.|