037 – Being less productive, by trying to be more productive

I recently talked about committing to things when researching different online services, following through, you learn what you like and what you don’t like about a service. You can find that here.

This whole idea stems from a situation that happens often, where I find myself being less productive, by trying to be more productive. Essentially, there are many times I get sidetracked by researching ways to be more productive. There are so many different productivity apps available, all with different features that cater to various ways of working.

This goes further than just typical project management or to-do list tools, but writing tools, file organization tools, messaging tools, team management tools. Many of these tools have such great functionality (even in free versions) whether you have a team or not. There are so many different ways to work, and depending on the project, so many of these tools work together to serve those specific needs. Essentially there is an infinite amount of ways of organizing your head.

This is where I get sidetracked, and I admit I have a bit of a problem (even an addiction) but I LOVE finding different ways to work and different productivity hacks. I am always in search of another way to think and organize a project. When I look at different tools I wonder how they would benefit what I’m doing.

My other weakness is that when I run into a problem or don’t feel as inspired as I should, one of my favourite things is to go search productivity apps and workflows that would help. This just sidetracks me from the task at hand, and the only thing to fix that is to actually do the task in the first place.

In my head, because I’m looking up productivity apps instead of browsing Instagram or something else mundane, I feel like I’m still moving my work forward. In reality, all I’m doing is being less productive, while hiding it under the mask of trying to be more productive.

Until next time, always be creating.

Alex

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