How to deal with productivity anxiety during the pandemic + Tips on how to get more things done in less time with productivity expert David Allen

April 22, 2020

I am sure you have seen the joke floating around social media about “finishing” Netflix. Truth is, many people suddenly have a lot more time on their hands, and are not quite sure what to do or how to make their most of their self-quarantine. While I am not supportive of making this pandemic a productivity contest, I do believe there are ways we can use our timely wisely which will help reduce anxiety and stress! It's vital to remember that productivity does not determine your worth BUT it is helpful to know how to do productivity well so it becomes a good habit. 

In this podcast, I talk about how to make staying at home more productive, how to get more things done in less time, and how to organize your commitments and make the most of your life with world-renown productivity expert David Allen.  

This episode was recorded before the crisis and quarantine but the lessons and tips are so relevant for now. 

Podcast Time Stamps

2:38 How David stays on top of his game

6:15 What is the greatest barrier to productivity?

8:45 How to get things done

16:30 How to stop being a victim

19:00 The most productive people are the people with the “emptiest” heads. 

20:25 The Truth About Procrastination

24:41 How to be more creative and innovative

26:16 5 steps to getting things done 

29:00 How do we balance our schedules?

38:00 Capture those ideas!

40:05 Why we need to chill 


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