Productivity Pointer – Be Systematic and Free Your Mind

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
-Gustave Flaubert

I often hear people say imposing a system on their work will stifle their creativity. But the opposite is true.

Having a system for handling routine tasks takes the thinking out of it which frees your mind for more creative pursuits. Each decision you make about where to put something what to do about it drains you a little of your energy.

Having a routine system for dealing with new e-mail, paper mail and voice messages removes much of the decision making. The decisions are made for you by the process. This liberates you from the energy drain of making a thousand little decisions (or the angst created by avoiding them).

So be more systematic and set your mind free.

Have a great week!

– Bob