I have to break things into parts before I can digest them.
I do this with books, new information, and chores.
I do this with pancakes and tortilla chips.
I do this when I’m anxious, nervous, worried, scared, but especially when I’m angry.
I do this when I’m working towards a large project or a big goal that’s more than I can chew at once.
I do this intentionally and strategically so that I can complete, progress, move forward, or learn.
When are you most productive?
I started writing a book (again).
I do this every few years, but I never commit fully.
Two years ago it was a biography about my mother.
Four years ago it was about recidivism among non-violent offenders.
Six years ago it was an “instruction manual” for growing up (for my two year-old niece).
Last week it was a children’s book series with the heroine “Just Bridges.”
I started making lists.
Productivity hacks, life hacks, get-your-life-together hacks. I started thinking through the things that get in the way, and ways I can reclaim my time.
Health and moods aside, I know what impacts my productivity the most.
1. Food and Diet.
2. Financial Stress.
3. Disorganization and Poor Planning.
4. Relationship growing pains.