We don’t need to do a research to know the answer to the above question. Unfortunately, in contemporary times, we are more busy than productive. However, nothing is carved in stone. You can always put in some effort to eliminate the busy habits to become the most productive you. To find out what to do, take the quick test: are you busy or productive?
You are probably now wondering what’s wrong with being busy. Firstly, when you are busy, you don’t put much attention to what’s around you. Productive people know that there are always good opportunities waiting for their attention. Secondly, when you’re busy you have ‘no time’ to prioritize. Productive people, on the other hand, know that the most important things are done first and ‘the frog is eaten for breakfast’. Furthermore, busy people tend to multitask; but we all know that multitasking is a lie and actually extremely decreases your performance. Sometimes, the way you think and act (busy or productive) can be a big time saver. Productivity is about the little things which you implement in your working habits and which help you to increase your workflow.
However, there are often times when you can’t help but be busy. It may be because of the workload or not knowing how to say ‘no’. However, not saying ‘no’, in turn, leads to doing a lot more work that you were supposed to. Reasons why people are often busy are nearly endless.
So, to help you understand the differences between busy and productive, we created this infographic. Check out the signs of being busy as opposed to being productive and learn more about yourself and what you can do to boost your productivity and work performance.