The Concept of Productivity


Productivity is a subjective concept. One person’s productivity is another person’s “taking it easy.” I had a major case of this today. I felt rather down and grumpy and felt like I’d pretty much wasted the weekend, not having completed all that I wanted to complete

And then I realised that I’d already written over 1500 words today for a Kaizen Journaling Project I’m working on. 

Now, most people would say 1500 words a day is not bad.  At other times, I would agree with that myself. But that’s where the subjectivity of productivity comes in.

It’s subjective, so that means, a part of it at least is emotional. Productivity is not a constant. You don’t feel the same way about it every day. One day’s great work is another day’s crap.

Important thing is being aware of this fluctuation. Think about your concept of productivity. What does it mean to be productive? When do you feel satisfied about your day? What makes it feel like a wasted day?

Are you usually aware of the fluctuations in your concept of productivity?



Take the questions raised in this post, and journal about your concept of productivity.



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Journaling Exercise: Your Perfect Morning


Beginning of a day sets the tone for the rest of the day. For me personally, waking up at around 8, ideally without an alarm clock (this rarely happens), having a hot shower and then good breakfast, puts me in a relaxed mental state. I’m then ready to take on the world. Of course the reality is that for the most part, it’s waking up, dashing about in a hurry, and jumping straight into work. But those perfect mornings do happen, and when they do, they put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

Today, I want you to journal about your perfect morning. Start with what is your perfect morning? Exactly what needs to happen, or not happen for it  to be ideal for you? Why? How is this different from your usual mornings? What can you do to make your perfect morning happen more often? 


Tell us about your perfect morning in the comments below. 


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