When we talk about being "productive", most of us think about using our time most effectively. However, productivity guru Marius Ursache says it's not about time, it's about energy.
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He explains in a Quora thread:
We try to squeeze as many hours in one work day, to be "productive", but in the end everything depends less on time, and more on your focus, motivation and overall well-being (all of them linked directly with energy levels).
Managing your energy properly will directly decrease how much time you spend on certain tasks. For example, the two-minute rule ensures that smaller tasks get out of your head and get done as soon as possible. Managing your energy and momentum will make certain tasks much easier and faster. And, he says, if you take care of yourself — that is, give yourself enough sleep, food and exercise — you can seriously increase your output.
It's an interesting way to look at productivity, and while it's still about getting things done in less time, it's a different approach to how. Instead of trying to manage your time, manage your energy and everything will just flow. Click the link for his full list of suggestions.