Ever feel like your research into and implementation of productivity systems (like GTD technique or a new mobile to do list) is actually sapping your time and making you less productive?
I became so caught up in learning the processes and applying the different techniques that I lost the direction and clarity that the productivity systems were supposed to solve.
She offers good advice on how not to get bogged down.
Learn the basic psychology of productivity. By learning more about yourself, you can discover what techniques work best for you.
You may come across an article that shares the “Top 20 Steps to Becoming More Productive.” There is a possibility that 18 of those tips are just going to slow you down, because you would be attempting to implement something into your life that is not as effective as it is for others.
You need to figure out what specific psychological thingamajigs are working on you below the surface.
What really motivates you? What creates stress? What are your skills that you can utilize? What makes you feel like you have had a productive day? What weighs you down? What fears do you have difficulty in overcoming?
Get that knowledge up and running before spending even 10% of your time in implementing a new fangled productivity system. Know what you need before you invest in the set-up time of a new system.