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Productivy Guide

Being productive means being effective at doing the things and living the life you want. If you have wants and desires and have the resources to work on yourself, then having a framework to think about and refine productivity is a skill you'll want to develop.

Most productivity guides and resources focus on a different aspect of productivity, and that's why they appeal to different groups of people. Because everyone has different obstacles preventing from being more productive, I've divided this guide into 6 main sections. Feel free to skip to the section most relevant to you and come back if you find yourself stuck in another area. If you have no clue, I suggest you read the guides in the order which they are laid out.

Priority Management: If you don't know what your purpose in life is, if you don't know what being “productive” means for you, if you're having trouble breaking down vague goals into actionable tasks, if you don't know what you should be doing right now, if you feel pulled in too many directions, this section will dive into managing your goals and priorities.

Time Management: If you find yourself strung on time, or always scrambling to complete deadlines, or find yourself unsure of what to do with your time, this section will teach you how to budget your time.

Energy Management: If you find yourself getting tired easily. If you find yourself unmotivated or stressed constantly. If you experience brain fog or have trouble exerting self-control, this section will help you live a healthy life.

Behavioral Management: If you find yourself getting distracted easily, or if you find yourself unable to “make yourself do things,” this section is going to outline some strategies to producing desired behavior.

Efficiency Management: If you find yourself taking longer than most people to do certain tasks, if you feel “dumb” or “inefficient” or “slow”, this section will teach you how to shave off time to getting things done.

Relationship Management: If you find yourself dependent on other people to achieve your goals, if you have a hard time navigating relationships, if you want to work more effectively in a team, read this section.

Implementing the entirety of this guide takes TIME. It took me 10+ years to get to where this guide is, and I still have a long way to go, and am learning new things every day. My suggestion is to read as much as you're comfortable with and take one tiny tip (just one!) that resonated with you and try to implement it in your life. If you feel good about it, come back and try another. It's too easy to mistake cognitive insight for embodied and practide wisdom, or to discount yourself as an intended audience when it feels like too much work. This guide is supposed to change your attitude and behavior and has the potential to change your entire life! Read this with the intention that you'll walk away with a plan to actually do one of these things.

Last update: 2023-03-12