Does Being Productive Mean “doing more work”?
Posted July 28, 2008on:
Today Dustin Wax at Lifehack.com posted about Productivity Myths that can hold you back.
For example, Myth #4: Productivity Means More Work
I’m with Dustin on this one: to me, the beauty of being truly productive is that you get more time for fun and relaxation, not that you try to cram more work into less time.
While it’s true that I may have the World’s Longest To Do List, if I have a really focused and productive day, I give myself a pat on the back and pick up my knitting, read a book, hang out with family and friends, go to bed early, etc.
I don’t hurry over to my list, eagerly looking for more stuff to do!
What do you think? Is being productive an end in itself for you, or does being productive spur you on to do more? Do you feel that fear of having to do more work stops you from becoming more productive?
Call me a slacker, but this resistance to being productive never occurred to me! And check out the article; it offers some other interesting ideas.