Time Management

Want to increase your productivity? Go on vacation!

June 25, 2010

OK, I’m getting ready for a little vacation. You know what happens when you’re getting ready to go on vacation? You go into hyper-focus mode, right? That’s where I’ve been for the past few days. – Plowing through work. – Finishing up “to do” lists. – Whittling my inbox down to (almost) empty. All with the focus of Zen master. Well, maybe not that focused, but you get my drift!

When we’re getting ready for vacation, we are very, very focused. So, if you want to increase your productivity . . . “go on vacation.” Get yourself into that mode as often as you can. Reward yourself for work well done. Make it a game! “If I can get my inbox down to 50 by the end of the day, I get to [you fill in the blank].”

I promise if you can get yourself into “vacation mode” more often by rewarding yourself with little things you love, you will be more productive. And you really will go on more vacations!

Don’t look for another blog post until after the Fourth of July. I’m going on vacation!

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