10 Ways to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

At 32 years of age, I think I can finally admit that I’m a workaholic. I’m one of those people who loves what I do and gets lost in time. When I sit down to work, I can bang through hundreds of emails and look up, hours later, only to realize that I’ve missed something else I was supposed to do. And for a while, I thought that being busy meant that I would be successful. Still to this day, my first response to the question “How are you?” is “Busy, but I guess that’s a good thing.” And while I still have a long way to go, I’m learning to rehab myself into finding ways to be more productive so I don’t have to be so busy.

Imagine that – a world where you can get stuff done, without always having to be “busy”. So – how can one achieve this? Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way.