Why Planning Is So Important to Productivity

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Do you use your productivity system for planning? Or just for keeping track of where you have to be and what you have to do? There is an important difference here: planning indicates that you have considered your workload for the day, and have laid out what you will do (and consequently what you won’t do). Keeping track of things means you’re just rushing through the lists without much thought as to why you are doing things.

Planning leads to relaxation. Simply marching through grids and lists leads to burnout. Which camp are you in?

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Beginning Steps: Evolution of Productivity Systems

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Someone recently approached me and confessed he was confused by all the productivity systems and terms out there. “I want to be more organized and productive, but I don’t know where to start! There are so many systems, I can’t even tell one from another!” So this is the first in an intermittent series of posts on getting started being productive. Today I’ll talk about the various systems and abbreviations out there.

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