This is a result of an interview I conducted with industry leaders on their productivity routines and lifestyle. In it, you will learn how these high performing individuals go about their daily activities and the things they do stay productive.
stuff only to realise at bed time you didn’t really do shit? Ever looked at your todo list and it’s all due but you didn’t cross out anything? Or maybe you’ve once opened your laptop to work and ended up chilling on Netﬂix? Ever worked so hard to meet a target and got stressed half way and be like you know what! I can’t come and kill myself? Or perhaps you have planned to tackle one issue on Github until that your friend with your mumu button came and put you in TGIF mode.
Helps us understand our strengths and limitations • Helps us improve on our habits and extend our limits • Helps us achieve more in less time • Keeps us a step ahead at all times • Keeps us goal focused
technical tools for help when there is need to get more productive, as much as it helps, it doesn’t make you a better developer personally, and it doesn’t improve your habits. You can use tools to help you achieve something really quickly today and still be the i can’t come and kill myself developer tomorrow
that stops you from concentrating on something else. It could be someone singing around you, a thought in your head, an ad that caught your attention, an unexpected phone call, a notiﬁcation, and so on. Whatever be it that breaks your concentration and takes your focus to something else is a distraction
is even more rewarding. Deﬁning the tasks you have for the day is an excellent way to organize yourself and manage your time. The more important part of the process is, being very speciﬁc with your tasks and with the times scheduled for them. Generally, the fewer tasks you have on your list, the more likely it is that you’ll get them done. Todo list A • Work on my React project • Submit talk proposals • Finish my Drafts Todo list B • Implement user sign up and authentication in my React project • Submit proposal to Fullstack Lagos Event • Complete my Scotch Draft on “Typescript Essentials.”
but what’s even more important is your ability to schedule them in the order of importance. Some todo applications help with this. They let you set priority levels for all your tasks. If you work in a team, and your team has goals. Of course you will have to achieve the next one ﬁrst before the second. Of all the people i interviewed, This part was the most important for Simona.
the same thing consecutively and expect a diﬀerent result. If you’re struggling with staying productive at the oﬃce or at home, working from a diﬀerent environment could give you a fresh perspective and a renewed mind.