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

A (Re)Statement of Aims

It’s hard to believe that this blog is moving into its fourth year. What started as a proof-of-concept for a coaching client has taken a life of its own.

Since I started this blog, what I’ve posted here has received a lot of positive and encouraging feedback, and has generated some discussion. I’d also like to think that it has influenced, even in a small way, a few people.

But I feel it’s a good time to restate the original aim of this blog.

This blog isn’t, as a few people have suggested, a backlash against productivity (I’m not really sure what that means!). It’s not an expression of my supposed fear or hatred of technology or popular systems for productivity.

The aim of this blog is simplicity. The idea that simple is a valid, viable path to take. In all aspects of your life.

That you don’t need complex tools or convoluted systems or frameworks to lead a productive life.

That productivity is more than doing task after task in a seemingly endless slog.

That using archaic tools like pen and paper or plain text is as effective as using the latest digital tools.

That going back to basics, in all areas, and sticking to those basics will help you lead a fulfilled, rewarding, and relaxed life.

There’s no conspiracy here. No backlash. No fear. No hatred. Just a reminder that one size doesn’t fit all, that there’s more to life than work.

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