As most of you know (especially all my fellow bloggers), quiet on the blog generally indicates chaos on the home front. This past week has been no exception for me. Most of it has been in the never-ending pursuit of the billable hour, but some of it (the fun stuff!) has been behind-the-scenes work on EP – including getting ready for my first giveaway and a weekly guest post series I can’t wait to share with you all!
Through it all, I find myself wondering if constantly trying to maximize my productivity is making me generally less productive. We all know that multi-tasking is the surest way to do two tasks poorly and yet I still try. The time spent researching the most efficient way to get something done would probably be better spent just doing that thing. I bookmark a hundred articles full of helpful hints on reducing stress and maximizing time in my life and then get stressed out wondering when I’m going to get around to reading them all. Sometimes I long for the days when we didn’t carry around a world of information in our pockets or have access to a thousand opinions in just a few clicks. Maybe then I wouldn’t believe there was a guide to be found for the “right” way to do everything and would just get on with tackling life on my own, learning from my mistakes along the way.
What do you think? Is time spent trying to figure out how to be productive a productive use of time?