Diane Daily – Slowing down is okay, and often more productive.
Yesterday I talked about not pushing through when you’re sick. Well, on the heels of that I’d like to share this thought: slowing down is okay.
There’s something weird that happens when I force myself to slow down… I somehow become more effective, productive, and efficient.
I had only a few ours yesterday and today during which to do anything productive while this cold of mine would let me think clearly. Strangely enough, I got done a good handful of things that needed to be done – for work, mostly, don’t ask me about the laundry from two weeks ago I still haven’t put away.
I have to remind myself often of the thing that I know works well for me – focused time on work – and then slowing down when I’m not specifically working. If I pace out the work I want to do into a few chunks of hours in the day, the same if not more work gets done and I don’t feel as scattered or unproductive.
Note to self: get to coffee shops to work more often (today it was from my bed – don’t worry, I didn’t cough on innocent coffee-shop sitters). They’re where I can punctuate my working time for maximum ROI on my time.
Does this resonate with you? Do you find that if you punctuate your working time that you’re more effective or do you need to get work done in a grazing style? Tell me about it in the comments below
That’s all for today.