When someone says productivity to me, first I laugh and then I check that my weekend is still intact. That is, when I first imagine productivity, I see it in all its most mockable guises. This vision is underlain, twinned, with the understanding of productivity as capitalist lie, emblem of false consciousness.
24 May 2017
So your country has just voted to elect a new president who openly campaigned on eliminating most of your clients. Never mind that your clients are doing things like turning agricultural waste into reliable fuel sources for rural villages in Indonesia, trying to keep us all from making our planet uninhabitable, or literally saving the whales.
About Joe Miller
22 May 2017
The first thing to know is that many people confuse the act of writing with a different activity, one that is actually a mish-mash of three very different things: research, writing, and editing. If you have trouble writing, it may be because you’re trying to do all three things at the same time. You can’t. Give that up. Instead, do only one at a time.
About Josh Seiden
The last 12 months have been hard for me. I lost a few people I cared about last year, and just when I thought I was getting my sea legs again, the US election happened, and all that fear and loss and anger and sadness crashed down on me like a wave.
About marie connelly
Fond of handclaps, words, corgi gifs, asking questions, and oxford commas. Doing community things with @voxproduct.
My conclusion: learning how to focus and applying that focus is the key to not only productivity, but greater happiness in general. Here are some, occasionally related, meanderings that have led me to that conclusion.
20 May 2017
My life has three tenets; family, work and recreation. Social media doesn't serve any of them. At home, social media robs me of time and stops me being present with my family. Social media disrupts my concentration at work for little gain and causes more misunderstanding than clarity when it comes to social interactions. It's my conviction that social media makes us less happy, not more. If your about to counter that social media is how you keep up to date, I've anticipated that. Embrace RSS
About Ben Frain
Author of books including 'Enduring CSS' and 'Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3'. Senior Front-end Developer at bet365.com. https://benfrain.com