There are a few good reads on the subject of being more productive. While a lot of us want to figure out how to lead better lives sometimes we end up reading but not putting in the work to become more satisfied with ourselves. A lot of great people have ended their day by asking themselves if it was a productive day. This is a call to action as well as holding ourselves accountable. A book called Time Warrior is a nice read for defeating our procrastination.
- The book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work points out that you don’t wait for ideas, you have to find them.
- Sabbaticals aren’t about idleness or signs of trouble, they are recovery periods for your mind.
- David Allen’s classic Getting Things Done argues that productivity comes only with a clear mind and organized thoughts.
“There’s a qualitative satisfaction associated with the accomplishment(s), isn’t there? It may correlate with getting a lot done, but it’s the nature of what you did that has meaning.”