From the category archives:

Productivity

Work and Meta-Work

February 28, 2009

One of the most important distinctions we need to make in order to lead productive lives is between work and meta-work. Sadly, productivity enthusiasts fall into the trap of mixing the two, thinking that they are being productive and getting things done, when all they’re doing is getting meta-work done, which isn’t real work.
I know, [...]

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Planning and “The Plan”

January 30, 2009

One of the main pitfalls I seem to fall into over and over again is failing to go beyond planning and actually getting my work done. I plan, plan some more, add planning to my to-do list, do even more planning, finish planning, get back to planning, re-plan and so on. It seems that planning [...]

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Evaluating My Holiday

January 30, 2009

Today is the last weekday of my 5-week holiday. I had some very ambitious plans for the holiday (that’s why I took the holiday to begin with!). Some said my plans were overly ambitious and that if this is what my plan looked like, I might as well include “solving world hunger” on the list.
Were [...]

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Avoid Time Voids

December 27, 2008

I have spent many, many nights wondering how the day passed by without me getting any work done. It feels as though my body went through the day while my mind was somewhere else. While this experience has many causes, I realized that a major contributor to it is Time Voids in my schedule.
What are [...]

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Web Weavers and Busy Beavers

December 18, 2008

There are two main categories of workers: Web Weavers and Busy Beavers.
Knowing the distinction between the two can help you boost your productivity and enjoy more time off!
Web Weavers
Spiders tend to spend some time carefully weaving their web in order to catch their unsuspecting prey. But once their web is weaved, they no longer need [...]

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