What kinds of habits really help you maximize time and memory? Isn’t that what productivity is all about?
One habit I know increases your productivity and reduces your stress is list making. Think of list making as a strategy for keeping organized.
If that line of thinking isn’t motivating, think of list making as a strategy for stress relief. The more you repeat the mantra of all the things you need to do, that you might forget to do or the consequences that might happen to you, the more stressed you get. The more stressed you get, the more you feel out of control.
I’ve had a few productivity clients with initial resistance to list making.
“But I’ll freak out if I start trying to list everything I need to do,” they say. “I will just feel overwhelmed if I see all of those things!”
List or no list, you still have all “those things to do.” Instead of getting organized and tackling one thing at a time and actually finishing it, you are running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off. You start this, move to that, get pulled away to another thing and nothing gets done. You’re exhausted with the whole thing and ready to throw your hands up in the air.