Can Doing Nothing Make You More Productive?

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Productivity is not all about doing. Sometimes, nothing can amount to something.

How often do you have great ideas while taking a shower, sitting around or even just drinking your cup of coffee?

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The Paradox of the Free Time

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With the self-quarantine in place and a lot of us having to stay at home, you’d think that you’d have a lot of free time to be more productive, right?

Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for me.

Sure, I had more time on my hands, but I ended up using those time to sleep in, watch movies or TVseries… basically not a lot of the “productive output” I was expecting.

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I Can Rarely Write on Weekends

Writing involves thinking.

Well, at least for me, I’d have to think about what I’m writing, tap it on a keyboard, and see what I have managed to string together. If it’s garbage, I’d start hitting the backspace faster than a monkey infected with the rage virus. If it somehow makes sense, the words stay on screen.

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Simple enough process, right?

Weekends, though, I barely have time to think.

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