According to one definition 1, productivity is how efficiently you can complete tasks important to you consistently.

The ‘important to you’ part is vital, rather than going into churning-out-mode based on what we’ve been told to do.

One of my mentors once shared with me that ‘the hand will only reach what the heart yearns for’.  Meaning it’s got to be important to us otherwise it’s not going to be something we’ll go the hard yards for, consistently.

And here’s the other key point – consistently.  This is where having a routine can pay us huge dividends.

However, as with most things, at the end of the day it’s all about finding out what feels like the best fit for you personally.

For me, I definitely know that I do my best work between 6:30am and 10am, and in contrast, by the evening, I’m done and winding down.

The reference below is worth a look as it touches on figuring out how productive we’re being, and tips on improvements we can make.

Most of the info is likely familiar for you too, although for me a summary is a great way of bringing ideas together

I particularly like the way it refers to social media, pointing out the disadvantage of disappearing down the ‘rabbit hole’. Maybe you can relate to my experience which used to be a daily thing and now never happens, to starting to scroll and coming-to half an hour later wondering what I opened that page on my phone for?

How about you – what’s helped you find your edge, and does a routine help?

As always, I look forward to seeing you on this week’s #ALivewithFi 🙂

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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