Summary of why everything I knew about productivity is wrong… & what’s the way forward

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This YouTube video discusses how the conventional wisdom about productivity is often wrong. The speaker argues that people should focus on their breath and take breaks instead of trying to think through their thoughts. He also recommends finding a routine that works for you and implementing principles from similar books into your daily routine.

  • 00:00:00 The video discusses how people are often obsessed with productivity, and how this obsession often stems from a place of need or desperation. The video also points out that productivity is a trap, and that becoming more efficient just makes us more rushed. The video argues that the day will never arrive when we finally have everything under control, and that the more we try to optimize our lives, the more our lives become chaotic and out of control.
  • 00:05:00 The author discusses how living a life in accordance with our morality and time limitations can lead to a fuller and more meaningful existence. He recommends slowing down and working on important tasks for a longer period of time instead of trying to do everything in a short amount of time.
  • 00:10:00 This YouTube video discusses the concept of slow productivity, and how it can be helpful in reaching goals. The speaker discusses how slow productivity can be defined for oneself, and discusses why it is important to bring this concept into one's life. The speaker also discusses how to bring slow productivity into one's life by focusing on values that are important to them. Finally, the speaker offers a visual exercise to help one identify what is most important to them.
  • 00:15:00 The author suggests that in order to be productive, one should focus on slowing down, minimizing distractions, and finding a routine that works for them. One method suggested is calendar blocking and batching tasks, which helps to reduce stress and allows for more focus. Another suggestion is to find productivity apps that are helpful and motivating, such as Sensama and Short Form. Finally, the author recommends implementing principles from similar books into one's own daily routine, such as morning breathing and evening mediation.
  • 00:20:00 The video's speaker discusses how some of the conventional wisdom about productivity is wrong. He emphasizes the importance of focusing on your breath and acknowledging thoughts instead of trying to think through them. He also emphasizes the importance of taking breaks and giving yourself permission to rest. The speaker says that he has a lot of exciting content planned for the rest of the month and year, and that if you're new to his channel, you'll see it in next week's video.

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