As I am writing this article I am stuck in the middle of traffic jam. Since I am not driving I am taking these brief moments to share my thoughts with you. It might not be the best environment for creating, but productivity is all about making every moment count, including those you consider wasted! Every moment is what we make of it! Each passing second is about us how we are going to take advantage of it. I could choose to whine on my currently ill fate, but I chose something else.
How many hours you wasted in your life, while waiting for something? There are no excuses for modern renaissance men! Maybe you are stuck in the bank line? Or while you’re waiting at the dentist / doctor?
I have a huge advantage by being a writer, hence my core activity can be achieved literally from anywhere, but even someone with regular office job can achieve a lot during “wasted moments”.
I bet most of you heard the idea of checking your mail once a day. While I also recommend this, I want to add that you should prepare to check your mail during those “wasted moments”. This way your metro drive to work has completely different meaning.
If you are driving to work, you might turn off the music you are listening and tune in to some cool audio books that might help your professional development or consider learning a new language with audio lessons. Or maybe read those articles you saved in your Instapaper? With development of smart phones this task was never easier than before. My phone allows me to capture wasted moments and create great pictures, audio recordings and share them with the world.
Considering the capabilities of technology we have at our disposal today, it’s a shameful not to make every moment count? Are you striving to achieve this level of productivity, or you’re letting every moment pass you by?