We’ve all got 1001 things to do in a day. I certainly do!
For example, I work a 9-5 and after 5 I write, read, be a father, be a husband (together with running all the errands), prepare for talks or lessons I may be giving at the weekend, make and receive calls, the odd DIY…the list goes on.
Let’s face it, strict to-do lists and calendars are good but when your hot water system packs up in the middle of your day that’s the end of your to-do list.
Something I’ve started to do recently is to make the most of my ‘loose time’.
This is time when I’m alone (the rest of the family are soundly asleep and for some reason I can’t sleep!). I will, for example, write or read or fix that broken lamp. Loose time could also be time when a planned activity can no longer be carried out within the allocated time (for example your bestie cancels coffee on you).
The wisdom about consciously allocating your ‘loose time’ to some productive activity is that if you don’t, you will subconsciously use the loose time for some ‘unproductive’ activity. I’ve got nothing against Netflix or box sets but they sure do eat a lot of time!
The other thing about productivity is identifying the time of the day when you are most productive at a given activity. For example, If you are reading this, I suspect you may be a blogger so you could identify when you are most creative and cram as much as possible into that time.Create a bank of blogs from which you can draw-down whenever you like thereby making free time for something else.
Let’s hear your thoughts on the issue of productivity.