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Martín Vukovic
Martín Vukovic

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About productivity for the other half of the planet

I am really really tired of reading "awesome productivity tips" that are oblivious about a half of the planet (I'm making this number up), the half that has a family, that have children, that has a life other than work and comfortable sleep.

I have found many techniques, tips and advice related to productivity that has certanly improved mine, but I have to say that most of the times I end up crashing against reality and thinking "this is just not possible for me", or "this is unrealistic" or "I wish I were 10 or 20 years younger to be able to do this".

When you have a demanding life, a family, responsabilities and time-consuming daily occupations, when you live with other people under the same roof and you can't just decide to do whatever you need whenever you need however you need, it gets a little anoying when all advice seems to be targeted to single, young, wealthy people.

I am baffled by the lack of productivity related material targeted at... well, people like me. People who really need to squeeze the very last drop of productivity out of a busy, crowded and interrupted schedule. These are not the ideal conditions to be productive, believe me, I KNOW, but that's precisely why we need to focus on those type of problems.

It's not just about what tools to use, or how to track time, or what to do when you wake up, it's also about how to deal with interruptions, how to deal with frustration, how to cope with the reality that maybe the productivity that you once had and that you wish you could go back to is never coming back, not fully anyway.

I don't want this to just be a rant. I really want to find quality content about productivity made by and for people other than youths in the pinacle of their lives.

Got any and care to share?

Top comments (2)

admantium profile image

Hi Martin, the only time-proven method that works in every company is to have a calendar in which you make self-appointments for your most important projects. Schedule 1-2 hours each day for your top-priority project, find the focus and work on it.

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Martín Vukovic

These are good tips and I try to follow them as much as possible, but sometimes reality just smashes the door down with an ax XD