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Being Busy vs. Doing Nothing

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 14, 2020 Productivity

How do you feel when an appointment gets canceled? Unsettled at how you are going to spend all this free time and afraid of doing something unproductive? You may be spending a lot of time on tasks with little value and destroying yourself by the time you reach your major tasks. Even if it sounds like a cliche, there is a difference between being productive and being busy. Just think. You’ve spent your entire day cooped up like a chicken in front of your computer, and when you’re about to check off tasks, your work seems insignificant. Ask yourself. Why are you always busy? To prove that you possess the professional work ethic needed to take you further in your career? To be recognized as a serious worker? However, the busier you keep yourself, the more inhibited the quality of your work or your creative skills are. Isn’t that what...

Creative Flow

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 10, 2020 Productivity
Creative flow. Art, painting, creating. Natural focused work.

Mysterious but Explainable! Defying inertia to attain the highest mastery of a skill or an art is magical. You would agree with me that it is quite, a mysterious phenomenon but explainable. Quickly, let us have a flash back – remember the first time you touched the piano with the intention to play? Alternatively, the first time the fine artiste in you prompted you to pick up your bristles and paint a drawing. Alternatively, the ever first time you found an inspiration to write. Amidst the distractions; perhaps you were batting with an emotional challenge; or, you were held to ransom by the greatest distraction of all time – your internet connected smartphone; yet, you reassured yourself you would not give in to these push and pulls. You relentlessly pressed for perfection, ignoring the diversion. Now, compare so far with what you have been able to achieve in that sphere...

Why You Should Track Your Time

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 23, 2020 Productivity

If you have never tracked your time before, you might be surprised to know that tracking time is a crucial thing that the most productive people do. It is hard to know whether you are using your time efficiently or not! It may seem that you are working hard, but do you really spend your time doing the right things? Tracking time can help you get a perspective on your life to determine whether the way you spend your time is right to your priorities. However, how it works, what you will learn from, and why you should do it? Let us dive into these questions and discover how tracking time affects our lives. Why You Should Track Your Time While there are countless benefits to tracking time, these benefits are my favorites! See how many hours you actually work—while you often tend to overestimate how many hours you work,...

Developing a Morning Routine

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 23, 2020 Productivity
Developing a Morning Routine. Woman stands in the morning light of an open window.

Several great people from the past to the present have had some morning routine, from Benjamin Franklin to Arianna Huffington. It would be safe, therefore, to say that this contributed to their incredible success. A morning routine is a series of things you do in the morning before going to your place of work. That said, you already have a morning routine. Several people have a morning routine that looks like this: wake up, hit the snooze button of the alarm, and sleep for another 30 minutes. Finally wake up, pick up the phone, check out what is interesting, find out you have little time to get to work, rush up and down the house trying to get ready for work. Are stuck in traffic and finally get late to work where someone then tells you that you forgot to rinse the shampoo of your head and that you are...

How to Structure Your Day?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 20, 2020 Productivity
Young professional man sits at work desk planning out his day.

What is life but our daily routine? Day to day rituals are a big part of our life. A proper daily routine followed devotionally makes us happier, more productive, and provides the freedom to do what we want. Most successful people structure their daily lives very carefully. They know the importance of discipline and habit. Having a proper daily schedule is necessary as it can help you to finish your daily task more early then that expected. Here are a some ways in which you can plan your day for maximum productivity: Change your bedtime A good morning is only possible with a good night’s sleep. Most people want to wake up early and kick-start their day, which is essential for a fully utilized day, but an early and energetic morning requires a good night’s sleep. Go to bed early. It is that simple. Putting off your phone and going...

Focused work

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 20, 2020 Productivity

In today’s exponentially growing world, everyone is busy with his or her work and daily schedule. People have a lot to do, which invites tension and anxiety. This tension and anxiety do not let you work properly. While being on work, there are many chances that there will be distractions. However, to forget everything, overcoming distractions and keeping the focus on your work is the key to success. Why focus on work? As we work, there will be moments when our alertness drops off, increasing the chances of distractions. That is the point where you need to focus; you need to come back to your work. Having focus while working assures good quality and mistake-free work. In addition, you are quicker at work when you focus completely. Your focus is on the task alone which makes you work faster and speedily. When you focus on your work, there are more...

The Art of Saying "No"

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 19, 2020 Productivity

Saying “no” to any proposal, invitation or offer may be quite hard sometimes, even if you have a really good reason to refuse. Many people are finding themself in a situation when they cannot reject any offer because of the authority, social status, and dominant behaviour of the requestor. Is there any possibility to learn how to give a confident refusal? Sure there is! Mix it With a Compliment or Kindness That is the ultimate weapon of every grandparent and parent. “I love you, but you cannot,” sounds much better and polite than just a dry, “I said no.” When you are combining different kinds of compliments, which are perceived positively, with refusing, which are unpleasant for most people, you get a “somewhere in between” result. Example: This sounds extraordinarily interesting, but unfortunately, I have to refuse. Example: You gave a brilliant idea, but it seems that I cannot handle...

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