Friday, March 31, 2017

Productivity and Organization


I think we as humans in this day and age, it’s in our nature to procrastinate. There is no getting past that. With the improvement of technology, I think it helps us procrastinate even more. Or it just makes us look stagnant as we point and click to use the Facebook app.

We never seem to have enough time to do anything we want. Even the stuff we don’t want to do (like homework), there isn’t time for our brains to get working and get it done in a timely manner. We want to be productive, but the limited hours in the day just don’t allow us to do it all the time. As a high schooler it was what, 6-7 hours of classes, then if you were in clubs, band, chorus, or a sports team, that’s about 2-3 hours. By the time you get home, you’re rushing to eat and shower. When it’s time to do homework, either The Simpsons or American Idol is on, so you want that one hour of relaxation. When that’s done, you’re doing homework from 9pm to who knows when. It’s tough. College was probably even tougher. As much as you want to be great at academics, there are so many things you want to test your social boundaries with. Time is of the essence. Productivity is when you feel you’re getting the most out of your time. There is some undetermined time to productivity ratio with each activity and we all want to meet that. It’s hard. We’d rather be eating ice cream while sitting on the couch watching a soap opera.

Organization is another thing. Being organized is an important part of being productive, I believe. It allows for less time to be wasted when you’re investing in an activity. Organization as it’s own quality, I think it’s important to have as a good practice. I see too many people with stacks of papers on top of their desks, looking for the set of notes they just took an hour ago. Or how they can’t recognize the clean clothes from the dirty clothes because they’re just sprawled all over their bedroom floor. To me, organization is important. It keeps me in check, helps me remember where things are. It’s something I pride myself in. It certainly helps with adapting to quick changes in work and life.

Be productive and organized. Don’t waste time. I’ve only got 15 years to live anyway.