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A Little Play EQUALS Being More Productive

Since I started The Lean Times, I have been trying to push myself to always use my time in a constructive manner. I am always looking for ways to be more productive;  I listen to podcasts or audiobooks when I am taking public transportation as it is usually too crowded to read.  I find myself constantly thinking about what I should be doing, whether it is writing a post, putting something in the slow cooker, sewing, washing the cat,  etc – you get the idea.  I was exhausting myself and not really getting as much as I would like done.

Then one day on the tube, I saw someone playing Scrabble on their iphone and I immediately wanted that app.  I have found that for me,  if I take a bit of time out for fun, the more productive I can be.  I am now going to attempt to schedule (still a control freak) fun stuff.

I have several activities that I love but just have not made time for recently – reading fiction, watching films, listening to audiobooks that are not about personal finance.  I am sure there are a lot more but it has been awhile since I have given myself a break from trying to be productive.

Has any of my lovely readers found the same phenomenon that when you take a break, you actually get more real stuff done?  Also what are your favourite things to do in your down time, besides drink wine, of course.

1 thought on “A Little Play EQUALS Being More Productive”

  1. Hi, I found your blog recently and like what I see so far. As for me, sometimes I find that trying to be productive (as in looking up different ways to get more done) actually takes time away from my work! Sometimes it’s necessary but lately I’ve tried to decrease the time I spend doing that. When I feel like I can’t work any more some days I take a break to spend time with my husband then go back to it. It helps.

    I’ve bookmarked your site so I hope to keep up with your posts!

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