Notes from a Floating Life Thoughts about productivity, digital living, and leading a simpler life

You're Doing More?

So what?

Productivity isn’t a race.

Productivity isn’t a competition.

Productivity isn’t a game of one-upmanship or an opportunity to boast or to feed one’s ego.

Productivity is about doing what you need to do in the fastest, most efficient, and most complete manner possible. Nothing more, nothing less.

No one is keeping score. At least, they shouldn’t be.

Hearing about the achievements of others — whether they finish so many tasks during the day or get so much done in a week — shouldn’t inspire to take on more work. It shouldn’t inspire you to spend more time away from your family and friends to do that work.

Instead, try to work on things that matter. Or, at least, things that matter to you. Don’t (usually) go chasing shiny baubles. Assembly line productivity isn’t the way to go. Do what you need to do, then take a break to reflect and refresh.

It’s great that you want to keep your hands from becoming idle. But I don’t want to hear about it.

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