Productivity is about energy and focus, not time. Manage your energy.

Time management and productivity are mostly about managing your energy.

Work on maximizing your energy.

Instructions

  1. Focus on improving your energy level.
    Here are some things that you should consider if you want to increase your energy level:
    1. Work in cycles: 25 minutes of full focus followed by a 5-minute break.
    2. Get enough sleep.
    3. Minimize alcohol.
    4. Minimize caffeine.
    5. Eat more whole foods and fewer processed foods.
    6. Maintain a healthy weight.
    7. Drink a lot of water.
    8. Exercise daily (a 20-minute power walk counts!).
  2. Observe your productivity throughout the day, and adjust your routines to get more energy.
    You may find that you don’t take enough breaks, or maybe you eat food that makes you sleepy.

Insights

So true. But, it's much more complicated than this. Yes, this book is not about healthy living and healthy eating, it's about productivity. And even books about health do not have enough knowledge to get you to the peak of your productivity, because so many things depend on our DNA. Me, for example, I have a few food allergies. Until I found them, I was quite unproductive. Since I realized, that my health is the only problem keeping me from being productive, it took me 3 years to find out what I should actually eat (or rather not eat).
Overall, what gives me high energy is simple:
* no sugar and no fructose (yes, no fruits)
* Minimize bread, pasta, and other food with simple carbohydrates. Millet is good though. Gluten is not good.
* No coffee, just green tea, and yerba mate
* Eat something fermented with every meal
* Nothing that may be hard for your stomach: lactose, beans, mushrooms, very spicy food, etc
As I said, this depends from person to person, and the only way to find out what works for you is to experiment. Not on one thing, but on everything you eat. And bear in mind, that it takes around 10 days for the body to recover from food that makes you weak. It's a very long time, so that's why it might take easily over one year to find out what food is actually good and bad for you.

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