I have not been productive in my writing outputs since last year. I am trying so hard but I just can't find time sometimes, or when I have plenty of time, I can't find something worth writing. For productivity sake, I started by cleaning my home office, our bedroom and technically the entire house, with the help of the hubby of course.
I found the tidiness inspiring. I opened my computer and started working. Before doing personal stuffs, I needed to attend to my office work first. I also need to catch up with reports and planning. The clean house made a lot of difference. I guess my first rule of productivity, clean and declutter!
I am also reading a book now called Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Somehow, her insights is driving me to accomplish something. She begun her book by stating her 12 Commandments and Secrets of Adulthood, and that encouraged me to write my own commandments. But I consider them more of life lessons, something I learned or results of experiences or allowing me to experience new things. After much taught, I have come up with just 10.
1. Be Earlie
2. Find your place
3. Wonder and wander
4. Respond, not react
6. Keep it simple but not mediocre
7. Show love to difficult people including yourself
8. Take risks
9. Laugh or cry, it's ok