A Super-Duh Productivity Hack


I came up with a super-duh productivity hack to balance doing work that I enjoy with work that I enjoy doing less. Ready? Do the work that I enjoy less, first. That’s it. I told you it was super-duh.

For me personally it’s much easier to be productive early in the morning than at any other time of day. My brain is the most creative and alert early on, and other people are still sleeping so things are just a bit more quiet.

What I would really like to be using that quiet creative time for is being creative. Ie, working on scripts, editing photos. But I actually enjoy doing those things at any time of day, so I’m trying to retrain myself to start the day with other less fun work so that I can get it out of the way and then have something to look forward to.

Of course, as I write this it happens to be within my morning range where I’m trying get boring work out of the way. And yet I’m doing fun work on my blog. So, I have some work to do.