The world has changed significantly over the last decades and the amount of distracting digital garbage and informational noise has increased drastically. This only makes productivity crisis deeper as people are suppressed by progress stagnation, lack of time control or procrastination. Not a big surprise that a modern person nowadays requires assistance from special apps to make it through to the goal. Y-Productive makes it better by helping you deal with various problems your own mind puts on your way.
Check if you have any signs of efficiency issues as mentioned below:
Multitasking is generally bad for work productivity. The reason of that is a competitive nature of priorities, operated by prefrontal cortex of our brain. Robert Desimone, the director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, states that in order to maintain focus our mind creates a visual imagery of the objective. It is difficult to keep more than one visual objective at our temporary memory at the same time. Such attempt decreases your focus and splits your attention between activities of different kinds. In result, the progress will be divided between tasks instead of completing them.
Switching indicates the number of times you have been shifting your attention to an unproductive app. It may be a sign of multitasking, but may also be caused by procrastination and leads to losing focus and tempo by the same principle of brain work as multitasking.
One way or another, tasks have different importance in our work-life. Constantly working on easy tasks instead of a major but difficult one may cause progress stagnation. The reason of that is simple: upon solving tasks the prefrontal cortex uses glucose and oxygen as a fuel. So you risk to spend most of the energy on the low-priority tasks and face the big one exhausted. If you spotted a significant productivity decrease, signaled by bars` height drop, try drinking something that contains glucose, as Dr. Ray Baumeister suggests. The lemonade and a 10 min rest before taking on a difficult task will do.
As an example, here is a great productive workday Alex accomplished recently by learning his weak and strong spots with Y-Productive:
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