Did you know you can add more hours to your day?
Well, not in the traditional sense–but hear me out.
Does thinking about productivity in a new format change how we view productivity?
When you start to think about time as it relates to money, your approach to productivity changes. When you think about modes as they relate to tasks, your productivity changes.
What if you look at how you spend each hour of the day? Can you improve productivity there?
Award winning filmmaker and founder of Beme, Casey Neistat shared this video about his average day. Neistat uses dominos to show that his average day looks like this:
My guess is that this is a bit exaggerated, but the details here don’t matter. You and I can’t match our day to his day, and even if we could, it wouldn’t do us any good.
Instead, I would like to dive deeper into the details and ask some questions such as: Can I think like this? What if I arranged my day like dominos? What would that look like? Would I like that?
So I set out to answer those questions.
I discovered that when I think about things in a new way, I am able to solve problems I’ve been stuck on.
For example, if I missed a workout because I was busy with work, I used to just chalk it up as a loss. But I realized that I can “stack” a workout onto another part of my day. If I thought about hours at the end of the day, I noticed the best type of work I did.
Neistat’s schedule is different from my schedule, which is different from your schedule. Don’t feel you have to replicate what you see here. Instead, use this as inspiration to find a new way to think about your day.
What did I miss? How many things can you stack into your day?