Being more productive isn’t about creating another to-do list. And it isn’t about going into the office earlier to get a few extra hours of quiet before the day starts. Those are the flawed strategies people have been peddling for years. They don’t work.
We live in a digital world. We’re expected to respond instantly to nearly every request, letting other people take our time. In response to these demands most of us simply work harder and longer. This leads to poor performance, unhappiness, and even depression. We’re working harder and harder but getting less done.
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