No Longer am I productive but super productive. That doesn’t mean I don’t procrastinate at all. I do procrastinate but not like before. In fact, some of my previous life passions- like procrastination and social media addiction, still pay me visits regularly but I devised a way to keep them at bay as much as I can.
Now, you might be asking, what’s the secret Lee? Tell us the turning point, Buddy.
The turning point: I got fired as I said in the introductory article. Reason: WhatsApp!
About the secret, there is none. But,
Here is what I do to stay super productive
I meditate. Not all time but regularly, sometimes I do it several times in a day. Sometimes, I don’t do it at all. The result is clarity of mind. It is a cool thing to have.
I read books. Most people read too, just like I do. But, they read wrong types of books. Old materials have timeless wisdom. Doubt me? Then, why did they survive all the years unchanged? The answer is simple, they are more than good. And that is why people who are great at their craft, look for the ancient material for reference.
I don’t take sugar. Not anymore. Sugar clouds my thoughts. I end up performing stupidly and writing shitty staff, deleting them before I even start. I’ve heard before that sugar is poison to the brain cells. I’m no scientist to know that for sure. But, through personal experiments, I confirmed something of the sort. Instead, in my diet, you will find this:
All green, fresh and whole. Here I am. Healthier and stronger than before.
I exercise 5 days a week. It keeps me fit. I get more energy and brainpower every time I visit the gym. In the end, I push tasks at a speed unheard of. All completed ahead of time with a different level of accuracy. So you want to be smart, strong, healthier and more confident? Exercise.
I fast from all foods. Yes. I fast from all foods, except pure water of cos. The water thing has no calories. When I cannot fast, I stick to my meals timetable. The timetable conditions me to eat in the afternoons when the level of productivity drops. The result is clarity too, in addition to increased self-conscience and focus.
I stopped watching the news. In fact, I gave away my tv, for free. News helps me with nothing. They make me hysterical and reactive instead. Who wants to see the guy I like less making headlines, fake news about fake news, Syria, Somalia, Ukraine? Ah! I stopped
I help people for free. Since childhood, I sell nothing that was meant not for sale. When I get tired of the things I own, I give it away to someone who needs it. I give it away for free. Does that make me charismatic? Maybe. Does it make me money-stupid? Nope. What do I get in return? Inner happiness and fulfillment. Who can place value on that?
I live a minimalist life with a slogan: If it doesn’t add much value, ditch it. That is how I have lived for the last one years. In the house I live, I own almost nothing, including the house itself. Because I do not want to think about anything else but how to make life and the world better. Therefore, I uncluttered. In my closet, chinos, jeans and short-sleeved shirts.(I remember saying this before)
I limit my appetite for coffee. Just kidding. It’s tea. When I take it, I get addicted, I stop taking it, I get monstrous headaches. What is the point of taking it? A slow poison? I stopped taking it too.
Have I talked about 8+ hour sleep, 60-hours work week, taking cold showers, writing a not-to-do list? I have not. These are but regurgitated staff. They make no sense to real productivity apart from cluttering your mind and demeaning your judgment to think they are some kind of productivity breakthroughs. In reality they are nothing. Do them at your own risk at the expense of the true productivity.
Above all, do not go broke. Whoever said money is not important and perhaps it is the root of all evil, screw him. That is a born-into-money brat. Do not listen to him. When he tastes no money for a month or two, trust me, he will be back with a new testimony: MONEY IS GOOD, DO NOT GO BROKE.
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