Too often most work boils down to checking off items on a to-do list and getting through the day. By re-evaluating what it really means to be productive and remembering to focus, you can ensure you're making progress to a goal and not spinning your wheels.
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The blog Pick the Brain explains that there's a dark side to over-productivity, and while no one should try to be less productive, spinning your wheels on unimportant tasks is no good either. You'll find yourself pulling all-nighters without making headway. They propose revisiting which of your tasks are really productive, as in they produce something of value, and to focus on those instead.
The result will be more time away from the office and away from your projects that you can use to enjoy life, or work on your next big project. The whole list of tips for re-examining what's productive and what isn't is great, but it's always important to focus on priorities first. How do you avoid being dragged down by busywork? Share your suggestions in the comments.
Are You Taking Productivity Too Far? [Pick the Brain]