Updated: Dec 1, 2019
For years I have been obsessed with the idea of being uber productive. There are articles and books everywhere on this exact topic. These articles and books describe things that you should and shouldn’t do, how to work and when to work, etc. The question is how do they all fit together and work alongside one another? How do you actually implement this advice? How do we turn these routines from a concept we read about to an actual part of our day?
Well, I’d be lying if I told you that I have any of this at all figured out, however, I can share with you some strategies that I have found to be very effective and extremely important if you plan to up your productivity game.
The term deloading comes from The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. He describes it as strategically taking your foot off the gas and unplugging for extended periods of time. This gives you time to think and come up with new and better ideas. To do this, you alternate intense periods of batching similar tasks (recording podcasts, clearing the inbox, writing blog posts, handling accounting, etc.) with extended periods of unplugging.
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