The Trick to Productivity is just to actually DO it.
This sounds like a duh but seriously, how many times do you…
- read about doing something
- think about doing something
- plan to do something
- write something on your to-do list
- try to do something while doing something else
- do something else before doing IT
- wonder if you should be doing IT
I find I get so much more done when I stop procrastinating and just DO it. It’s hard though! No I don’t need a snack first, or to adjust my music first, or plan a certain day to do it. Just DO IT.
That quote is good except for where it says intelligent planning. I don’t think too much planning is needed for productivity. When I REALLY clean my house or write a post, I don’t plan it. I just do it. When you need to do something and you find yourself thinking about it too much, remember Nike’s slogan of “Just Do It.”
Stay off Facebook and Twitter, stop rearranging your papers, getting a snack or talking to your family for just ONE hour and see how productive you can be.
Did you know that today, June 20 is World Productivity Day?
If you need some more tips on productivity I’ve written about it before including ways of blocking out distractions and tips like that. But even with those tips, ultimately, JUST DO IT!
I guess I’m just one of these people who, when I decide I’m going to do something, I just do it.