Everyone seems to be obsessed with “productivity hacks” these days. In one of my previous podcast episodes, I talked about why I hate the word hack. That doesn’t resonate well with me. I believe what everyone needs is a long-term solution for productivity, not a hack.
What does productivity really mean?
What do you think of when you hear the word productivity? Chances are, you immediately picture someone that is “in action.” Someone actively doing something. But, I have good news. There are actually three different modes of productivity.
Let’s break these modes down here:
When was the last time you can honestly say that you were in active productivity mode and you had a great idea?
Think back to the most recent time you had one of those “a-ha” moments or great ideas. What were you doing? Chances are, it was a passive productivity moment. Just yesterday I finally solved a problem that was bugging me while I was simply enjoying a quiet cup of coffee on the back porch. I wasn’t even thinking about the problem but the solution just hit me.
If you are constantly going back and forth between active and restorative productivity then you never have the opportunity to reflect, think, and process. I want you to take some time this week and really notice how you move through your day and make sure that every single day you have pockets of time where you are in passive productivity mode.
I hope you have a fantastic week. For more tips on all the things, time management, organization, and productivity check out more blogs or podcast episodes! You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram at Megan Sumrell.