The Key to Productivity
I am, and always have been, and probably always will be, just a little distracted. I have recently questioned whether there are tell-tale signs of adult attention deficit disorder. If there are, I’m sure I exhibit them here and there.
I recently learned, by sharing a productive Sunday with Hugh, that the key to productivity is this set-up:
What you’ll need:
- A computer set up in a clean, desk-like situation. (Not on my desk though, because it’s distracting).
- A chair. The less comfortable the better.
- Bright light.
- A to-do list.
- Snacks. Because I can always find a reason to snack.
- If you can find one, an incredibly motivated person is crucial.
If you have all of these, you can:
- Start your taxes.
- Finish your taxes.
- Research online savings accounts.
- Organize your iPhoto and Picasa photo libraries.
- Pay your bills.
- Check Facebook.
- Buy a new laptop battery to replace the one that cannot exist without being plugged into the wall.
- Book flights for a quick trip to Florida.
- Research things to do in Chicago. (It sounds like I’m traveling a lot).
- Write blog posts.
I find this discovery very encouraging since I will soon begin working from home once a week. Look boss, I know how to be productive at home!
So far the only draw back to this set up is that now I want to do nothing but sit at my computer and write post after post.
But before I can do that, I must finish unpacking from Charleston.
Because I’ve been too distracted to for the last week.