[this is a summer re-post series re-post]
Being productive means different things for different people. For example who’s to say that spending time with your children isn’t an effective use of your time? What it comes down to is being in control of how you spend your time, which means learning to simplify, or even say “no”, to anything else that draws your attention and effort away from what makes you productive, whatever that means to you.
My favourite tip from this productivity info-graphic is: “Start before you feel ready – avoid chicken and egging.”