Neglecting the simple things will get ya. For all the time I spend learning an app’s keyboard shortcuts, streamlining my calendar, and using gadgets to organize myself, missing out on three of the most simple things ends up taking me out.
Chris Bailey on his year of productivity:
Over the last year I experimented with integrating countless habits and productivity techniques into my life, but at the end of the day, the three productivity techniques that worked the best for me were:
- Eating well
- Getting enough sleep
These pieces of advice are repeated so often that they lose almost all of their meaning. But take it from me, as someone who has experimented with hundreds of techniques to better manage my time, energy, and attention over the last decade: nothing has made me more productive than eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising.