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#ProdChat – 02/08/2017 – How Stress Affects Productivity

#ProdChat – 02/08/2017 – How Stress Affects Productivity

On February 8, 2017, #ProdChat discussed the topic, How Stress Affects Productivity. Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “How Stress Affects Productivity.” Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. How do you define stress?
  2. How does stress relate to your productivity, generally? How does stress affect your judgment and decision-making?
  3. How do you differentiate between good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress) in your day-to-day life?
  4. What can you do to raise good stress to be more productive?
  5. Where does bad stress tend to affect your productivity?
  6. What are ways that we can minimize bad stress that hurts productivity?
  7. Too much of a good thing can turn bad. How do you limit too much good stress that can compete with your productivity?
  8. What are typical workplace-related stresses and how do you overcome them (e.g., red tape/bureaucracy, in-fighting, bad bosses)?
  9. How can you minimize “bad stress bleed,” when others’ distress affects your productivity?
  10. What will you do in the next week to increase good stress or decrease bad stress?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBaCeQb https://t.co/MdwXV5xS33 Thu Feb 09 00:59:01 +0000 2017
JKatzaman Joining #ProdChat to discuss how stress affects #productivity. Geez, do ya think? Isn’t this settled law? Thu Feb 09 00:59:43 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “How #Stress Affects #Productivity” Join us! https://t.co/9oR6T5zyCw Thu Feb 09 01:00:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston Expect more tweets than usual from me over the next hour as I join tonight’s #prodchat on “How Stress Affects Productivity” Thu Feb 09 01:01:21 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony Getting ready to talk about productivity while listening to this podcast.. #ProdChat https://t.co/HQxbvo9g3X Thu Feb 09 01:01:23 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chriswaterguy Enjoy your swim, Chris! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:01:39 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. What’re your #productivity interests? #prodchat https://t.co/FkB2itYfwQ Thu Feb 09 01:02:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith hi Ray! how are you tonight? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:02:12 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Haha. Nothing is settled in science, tech, or #productivity. It’s an ever-changing river. ;) #prodchat How’re you today, Jim? Thu Feb 09 01:02:28 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Welcome, Natalie! How’s my favorite Natalie doing today? ;-) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:02:48 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @OmnipoTony Hey, Tony! How’re you today, good sir? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:02:59 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint Hellos from Ohio! #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:03:04 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rsidneysmith doing pretty well, got some productivity done today and yourself? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:03:28 +0000 2017
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Doing fine, Ray. Avoided getting sunburned today, ready for snow overnight. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:03:50 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith great! we’re expecting big snow tomorrow, but my U already closed, so I get to work at home and enjoy a snow day! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:03:59 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Woohoo! Work from home day! Hope the kids get to stay home too! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:04:22 +0000 2017
nmhouston hey #prodchat! I’m Natalie, an English professor and holistic productivity coach. I help people move forward on their most important goals. Thu Feb 09 01:04:58 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/JvcYkU6R9h Thu Feb 09 01:05:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @ProSourcePrint Good day, Jeff! I’m in Pittsburgh this week…just a stone’s throw from the Ohio border! How’re you? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:05:07 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 What’s this snow everyone’s talking about? #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:05:07 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @OmnipoTony Nice! Likewise, it was an exhausting but productive day. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:05:34 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony Hi all I’m Tony from NYC and interested in improving my productivity and doing less procrastinating #ProdChat https://t.co/PsltkwtLU6 Thu Feb 09 01:05:39 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rsidneysmith as long as things got done that sounds like a good day to me. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:06:05 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Glad to hear, Jim! Glad you didn’t sunburn today, and hopefully the roads aren’t too bad on the Beltway tomorrow. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:06:11 +0000 2017
macbikegeek Lee in Chicago, longtime GTD aficionado and practitioner, Mac enthusiast, SAS Institute employee (all opinions my own) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:06:47 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston LOL. Likewise, the dog and cat are always home! I should send them over to their aunts and uncles on occasion for quiet.#prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:06:48 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/fZXuDMgJGd Thu Feb 09 01:08:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston my productivity success this week: teaching some people about how to use timers to boost focus. One of my favorite tools! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:08:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Intro: Hi, all! I’m your #ProdChat host, #Google SMB Advisor (#Productivity), @Evernote Certified Consultant, & @Hootsuite Ambassador. Thu Feb 09 01:08:19 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rogue_crayon99 not sure but here’s hoping it isn’t too productive. #ProdChat https://t.co/zr58Gtkw5w Thu Feb 09 01:08:22 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Natalie also hosts #ProdChat about once a month for us! :)) https://t.co/aHKLYKsQxt Thu Feb 09 01:08:47 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @ProSourcePrint I guess I’m not the first to say this but it’s cool that you live in 2 states. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:09:11 +0000 2017
macbikegeek Made my first changes to @ChicagoMkt site using @NationBuilder. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:09:21 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint @nmhouston I just started trying this myself. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:09:23 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith #Productivity Success: I managed to get ready for two Webinars before this workweek and travel before the snow comes! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:09:29 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy Hello, I’m Chris Waterguy, anti-procrastination coach. Using my life experience, coaching experience & study for my clients. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:09:51 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q1: How do you define stress? #prodchat https://t.co/c0YCTcqP17 Thu Feb 09 01:10:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 There’s a storm coming through the Northeast. https://t.co/VBtQDcB1Zu #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:10:29 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 And, welcome, Jay! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:10:46 +0000 2017
nmhouston @ProSourcePrint and is it helpful? what do you notice when you use a timer vs when you don’t? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:11:04 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Lee! Good to see you, mate! Happy New Year! How’re you doing, good sir? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:11:15 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A1: worried, sweating, heat beating, can’t focus. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:11:22 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston One pomodoro, two pomodoros, three pomodoros, go! ;-) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:11:45 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 @rsidneysmith good evening Ray and hello everyone from America’s next great city! (wink, nudge) #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:11:49 +0000 2017
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith Fine, thanks, Ray. And Happy New Year to you! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:11:55 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint @nmhouston only twice now so I can really make an informed decision yet. :) #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:12:07 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A1 being distracted by either outside or inner issues making you concerned you may not accomplish what’s needed in… https://t.co/gtKpWHRaIV Thu Feb 09 01:12:08 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy @rsidneysmith Pressure experienced by an organism, with positive or negative impacts. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:12:11 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A1 Stress is the reaction to being pressed for time, quality, production — some or all of the above. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:12:48 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @OmnipoTony @ProSourcePrint Hahaha. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:13:14 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A1 Stress doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We actually do need a little to perform/do our thing. It’s like tires and traction… #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:13:15 +0000 2017
nmhouston A1: stress is whenever you are experiencing a difference between how things are and how you would like them to be #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:13:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek @ChicagoMkt @NationBuilder Ooooh, I’ll be curious about your experiences with NB after some time! Looks great! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:13:43 +0000 2017
prodchat A1 #prodchat https://t.co/7WoMUFQTck Thu Feb 09 01:14:20 +0000 2017
nmhouston @ProSourcePrint it can take a while to figure out the right amount of work time: for most people somewhere between 20-45 minutes #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:14:44 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint @nmhouston yeh I started with 25. So far so good. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:15:40 +0000 2017
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A1: stress is whenever you are experiencing a difference between how things are and how you would like them to be #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:16:11 +0000 2017
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @ChicagoMkt @NationBuilder I can’t take much credit since I just took over web duties, but happy to chat about it. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:16:28 +0000 2017
nmhouston A1 stress is part of a perceptual framework –your circumstances are there, but how you frame them changes their meaning #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:16:59 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q2 again, since I don’t see it… #prodchat https://t.co/0k7xX4TVdt Thu Feb 09 01:17:31 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q2 again, since I don’t see it… #prodchat https://t.co/0k7xX4TVdt Thu Feb 09 01:17:31 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy @nmhouston @ProSourcePrint Yes, & break time is important. If I’m in flow, I like to do 45s of bodyweight squats. #ProdChat #pomodoros Thu Feb 09 01:18:35 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A2 for me it forces me to sit back, take a couple of breathes. Figure out what to prioritize and then back to work. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:18:59 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A2: Stress is about having the right category and right amount of it, before it starts to affect good judgment and motivation. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:19:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek @ChicagoMkt @NationBuilder At some point, after you’ve used it a while, I’d like that…just curious about it. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:19:44 +0000 2017
macbikegeek A2 too much happening can be a vicious circle of stress over what to do and thrashing trying to do it all.That’s the negative view #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:19:48 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q3: How do you differentiate between good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress) in your day-to-day life?… https://t.co/odZJFBgoCo Thu Feb 09 01:20:01 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A2 Stress can knock me for a loop, especially if it’s stress for negative reasons. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:20:13 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A2 snap decisions made under stress are generally no good. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:20:20 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a2a the positive, excited and with something to deliver can help with focus and flow. Goes both ways. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:20:22 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy @nmhouston @ProSourcePrint …so I’m back at work before I lose my train of thought. #ProdChat #pomodoros Thu Feb 09 01:20:35 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 Q2 A huge part of it is just knowing what you can do—some of aspects of the stressor(s) may be in your control, some may not… #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:20:53 +0000 2017
nmhouston @chriswaterguy @ProSourcePrint yes, I use a timer for breaks so as to really enjoy them, not have to think about when to stop. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:20:57 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A3: I think this chart illustrates one way to look at eustress and distress. #prodchat https://t.co/p4YFR1h97J Thu Feb 09 01:22:12 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A3 Good stress is focusing to meet a welcome goal. Negative stress is usually associated with “… or else!” #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:22:32 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 Yes, having the awareness to correct course in the face of stressors can be tough. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:22:46 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 Q2a the key is pretty much what Natalie stated—we always have some measure of control w/ how we respond. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:22:50 +0000 2017
nmhouston A3 Good stress encourages growth, stretching for a goal. Bad stress shuts things down. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:23:11 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A3 I would say the main difference is how people deal with stress. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:23:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A3: I like how Barry Lenson’s Good Stress, Bad Stress shows outcomes of both. #prodchat https://t.co/VZqQWYlfSJ Thu Feb 09 01:24:30 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rsidneysmith ah fatigue my old friend #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:24:35 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony RT @rsidneysmith: A3: I think this chart illustrates one way to look at eustress and distress. #prodchat https://t.co/p4YFR1h97J Thu Feb 09 01:24:41 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy @rsidneysmith Will do! Some restoration now (midday), and planning a productive afternoon. #ProdChat https://t.co/Z2HZzNFfik Thu Feb 09 01:24:48 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q4: What can you do to raise good stress to be more productive? #prodchat https://t.co/mO82gQ1NAU Thu Feb 09 01:25:01 +0000 2017
nmhouston A3 stress is often cumulative — 1 stressful thing, still in the “good” side of the diagram; but many can push you to breakdown #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:25:04 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chriswaterguy Looks beautiful! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:25:08 +0000 2017
xianfox Joining late #prodchat. Meeting with insurance agent took longer than expected. Thu Feb 09 01:25:24 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A2 stress generally keeps me on my toes and producing at a high level #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:25:33 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A3 hard to tell sometimes until I’m in the #redzone #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:26:17 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @OmnipoTony LOL #prodchat https://t.co/7H7CAVYKXh Thu Feb 09 01:26:29 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A4 have a plan on how to deal with possible stress bound to happen #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:26:40 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @rogue_crayon99 very true #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:26:42 +0000 2017
nmhouston A4 Keep challenging yourself to learn new things, mental or physical. Learning is stress for the brain but it leads to health #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:27:05 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 You’re most welcome, Jay. :) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:27:07 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Welcome! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:27:17 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rsidneysmith haha, if only that was possible in a office setting. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:27:26 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans Welcome, Christy! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:27:47 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 Q4 I’ve come to learn this over the past year—I try to make sure I’m working with the right people. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:27:48 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A4 Create good stress by setting your own arbitrary deadline rather than let someone else do it for you. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:27:51 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Did you miss a #productivity book club discussion and want to listen to it? Catch up here: https://t.co/yz1SnjSrKB… https://t.co/5vL9IzrZfP Thu Feb 09 01:28:00 +0000 2017
prodbookgrp Did you miss a #productivity book club discussion and want to listen to it? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys… https://t.co/QC5jzeMoel Thu Feb 09 01:28:00 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith Hello! happy to be here this fine Wednesday #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:28:42 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A4: Establish good boundaries. Tell supervisors what’s actually on your plate before you take on more. Start healthy conversations.#prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:29:18 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 Q4b that reduces the amount of whatever stress I have to deal with going forward significantly plus better project outcomes #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:29:30 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith Isn’t there an app for that? Not the book club, but this book in particular…the super better app? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:29:32 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q5: Where does bad stress tend to affect your productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/R7yKLf9aD5 Thu Feb 09 01:30:00 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith know your own boundries. Define what to say no to and stick to the plan w/out feeling guilty #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:30:11 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans hey tangent but how was your trip? #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:30:14 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A4 Limit the bad stress. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:30:41 +0000 2017
nmhouston @chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith yup https://t.co/194B6ELkZs #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:30:48 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @OmnipoTony Tony it was nice thanks for asking #prodchat https://t.co/BmwEYTZtIf Thu Feb 09 01:31:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans Yes, it’s an app, but the book really opens your eyes on how to use the @SuperBetter app. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:31:45 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A5 Bad stress can lead to mistakes arising from haste and poor judgment. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:31:46 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a5 bad stress makes it hard to focus and concentrate. So no flow and lots of distractions which leads to even less productivity. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:31:53 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A5 you lose interest on what you’re doing or worry too much or in my own experience overthink #prodchat https://t.co/nDl12dewP0 Thu Feb 09 01:31:54 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @nmhouston @rsidneysmith I thought so. I think it’s on my phone somewhere #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:32:02 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A5: It comes from overwhelm, usually from clients’ fires. I know when I’ve assumed too much of their problems when I feel distress.#prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:32:30 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A5 timing of everything. Bad stress kills productivity. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:33:00 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans ah that looks ideal with this snowstorm coming along. #ProdChat https://t.co/AW8DBKKYTb Thu Feb 09 01:33:01 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A5 bad stress leads to total breakdown of all productivity eventually #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:33:05 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans @nmhouston The audio book version of this is awesome, too! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:33:14 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rogue_crayon99 @rsidneysmith either that or this. #ProdChat https://t.co/4FQq2mkvaZ Thu Feb 09 01:33:54 +0000 2017
nmhouston A5 Bad stress creates resistance or irritability. Bad stress often means I’ve been skimping on self-care, so that’s the Rx #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:34:03 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A5 “learned helplessness” #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:34:07 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A5 in the short term, leads to working on tasks that are less meaningful, but easier mentally. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:34:29 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans RT @JKatzaman: A5 Bad stress can lead to mistakes arising from haste and poor judgment. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:34:37 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q6: What are ways that we can minimize bad stress that hurts productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/jVPDb7ez3i Thu Feb 09 01:35:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 Many people suffer from this (& responsibility shifting / “blame game”)! Inverse would make many more productive. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:35:30 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @OmnipoTony snow can be good too. Time to make snow angels #prodchat https://t.co/Rwm1IZYwE9 Thu Feb 09 01:35:47 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston I’m regularly realizing that I’m chronically under-caring for myself when I feel distress. Good point! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:36:26 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A6. Set limits. Right them down for clients so they know the limits too. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:36:32 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A6 set boundries; make time to exercise, rest and renew — eating lunch helps too #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:36:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A6: Say “no” to projects over my limit. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:36:56 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a6 keeping organized with enough margin to deal with the unexpected, #GTD helps with that and understanding priorities. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:37:01 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A6 having a list on priorities, have iced coffee on deck and hope there isn’t too many distractions. #prodchat https://t.co/yIkcFct1E3 Thu Feb 09 01:37:06 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6: Journaling helps you see stress patterns, and change them. Try @J_CameronLive’s “morning pages” or @fiveminutejournal #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:37:20 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A5 pro sports example: the Dallas Cowboys. They can’t get over the hump and know it so they’re still trying but y’know…pfft. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:37:28 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A6: Limit negative (unhealthy) people and interactions (especially considering the online political climate). #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:37:35 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A6 work on what is important not just on what is “urgent” or on fire #prodchat https://t.co/AT5jXAyJSD Thu Feb 09 01:37:39 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans RT @rsidneysmith: A6: Say “no” to projects over my limit. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:37:57 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A6: Reviewing my #productivity system to make sure things are being maintained! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:38:02 +0000 2017
nmhouston @chrisellaloans yes to lunch! so many times my outlook really changes once I get a snack #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:38:35 +0000 2017
xianfox A6: Keep the things I have control over under control. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:39:11 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans As I say frequently, if it’s that important, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, it can wait! ;-) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:39:13 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans that’s true, or even a snowball fight. #prodchat https://t.co/wTLb3NrMmY Thu Feb 09 01:39:36 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6 EFT Tapping is very effective when you’re feeling stressed. Intro videos at this site: https://t.co/tH0Xv7ZkyZ #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:39:53 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q7: Too much of a good thing can turn bad. How do you limit too much good stress that can compete with your product… https://t.co/gLVJyoeX4G Thu Feb 09 01:40:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox And continuing giving them energy, because it keeps you in a Captain/Commander mindset…better judgment vantage point. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:40:04 +0000 2017
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A6 EFT Tapping is very effective when you’re feeling stressed. Intro videos at this site: https://t.co/tH0Xv7ZkyZ #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:40:16 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A6 @rsidneysmith and others have already mentioned but it’s very important: learn to say no, draw lines and prioritize. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:40:21 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A6 Work on stressful tasks, but take regular breaks to get up, walk around and keep your sanity. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:40:27 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @OmnipoTony now a snowball fight sounds very stress relieving #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:40:35 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6 the recovery acronym HALT is a good stress checklist: are you hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? address those things first. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:41:01 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @JKatzaman and go visit peeps IRL :) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:41:31 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A7 I don’t know about having good stress but staying productive or busy when there’s not much going on helps #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:41:38 +0000 2017
xianfox A7: Learning to say “No” has been instrumental in keeping even positive stress from running away on me. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:41:51 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans agreed!! #prodchat https://t.co/w7S4Zs8Xlw Thu Feb 09 01:42:27 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7: I need to review my projects and Someday/Maybe lists before taking on new projects! This is critical for me these days. Focus. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:42:46 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @xianfox This is a skill I am working on #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:42:57 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A7 Take charge early of the tasks you can control. No one said you had to wait until deadlines to finish them. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:43:05 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A7 first signs of getting bored/things getting too easy, I flip the script. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:43:32 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Yes, I try to make earlier arbitrary deadlines for things so I’m ahead, always. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:43:38 +0000 2017
nmhouston A7 thinking about themes, or seasons can help you balance out stretch goals instead of just stacking them #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:43:42 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith Post it notes are my friend when it comes to that #prodchat #oldschool Thu Feb 09 01:44:04 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q8: What are typical workplace-related stresses? How do you overcome them (eg, red tape, in-fighting, bad bosses)?… https://t.co/ezAmhtIS3e Thu Feb 09 01:45:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7: I try a few weeks per year to disconnect…I can get sucked into the “stream.” I enjoyed being on the pulse, but… #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:45:14 +0000 2017
JKatzaman Yes, but be careful about how the script lands so it doesn’t mess you up. #ProdChat https://t.co/6AMKvQOOGi Thu Feb 09 01:45:31 +0000 2017
xianfox I missed the intro this week. #prodchat -Stress: Doing taxes, computer crash. +Stress: New computer, filing taxes & getting sizeable refund. Thu Feb 09 01:46:19 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans @rsidneysmith my former coworker had a post it, listing what he needed to do that day. Mine go on the screen #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:46:33 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans When a client tells me they use Apple Sticky Notes, I’m afraid for them to show me. Printed Post-Its, no biggie. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:46:33 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @OmnipoTony @chrisellaloans It’s kind of like @personalkanban and limiting your Work in Process (WIP) to the Post-It note! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:47:13 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy RT @rsidneysmith: A3: I like how Barry Lenson’s Good Stress, Bad Stress shows outcomes of both. #prodchat https://t.co/VZqQWYlfSJ Thu Feb 09 01:47:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A8: I see many issues are related to toxic coworker relationships. I feel like everyone needs a hug in some offices. Lol. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:47:53 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A8 over working, sometimes just lack of communication can be stressful #prodchat https://t.co/hPwXmVIqK1 Thu Feb 09 01:47:59 +0000 2017
nmhouston A8 Keeping a focus on the Important tasks and not drowning in the supposedly Urgent ones https://t.co/hVQ7aBjGlc #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:48:04 +0000 2017
xianfox A8: Big one is waiting for others to get their part of the project done so I can start mine. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:48:25 +0000 2017
CleanDropMobile RT @JKatzaman: Yes, but be careful about how the script lands so it doesn’t mess you up. #ProdChat https://t.co/6AMKvQOOGi Thu Feb 09 01:48:51 +0000 2017
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A8 Keeping a focus on the Important tasks and not drowning in the supposedly Urgent ones https://t.co/hVQ7aBjGlc #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:48:59 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Yes, and you have to either way and then rush to make up for lost time…or be a nag! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:49:29 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q9: How can you minimize “bad stress bleed,” when others’ distress affects your productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/8LmFR5iacN Thu Feb 09 01:50:00 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A8 perfectionism…sigh Unclear communication #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:50:07 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony @rsidneysmith @chrisellaloans @personalkanban exactly and once the post it note is done you throw it out #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:50:26 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A8 negative attitudes. A lot can be fixed with a good attitude and a solution-oriented focus #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:50:51 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: I like to ask people how they’re feeling…their tone (not their words) usually tell me if something is going on. That helps. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:51:02 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: I also try to summon compassion regularly, that I don’t know everything going on in someone’s world. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:51:21 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A8 Co-workers not pulling their weight can cause stress. Also, those going way above and beyond can be stressful if you look bad. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:51:25 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans @xianfox arrrgghhhhhhh yes yes yes maybe patience is more my issue #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:51:30 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy @rsidneysmith A3. Good stress: I want to be there, feels like a challenge. Bad: I want to be somewhere else, feels pointless. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:51:41 +0000 2017
OmnipoTony A9 I try to make sure someone else’s distress doesn’t move over to me #prodchat https://t.co/ui4HFdA303 Thu Feb 09 01:51:49 +0000 2017
xianfox A9: Prefect segue. I keep my client abreast of the timeline and who’s got the ball. Helps to get nagging from the other side. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:52:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: Sometimes, it’s a candid conversation asking them to get organized and on point with the plan again. I’m all about redemption. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:52:01 +0000 2017
nmhouston A9 goes back to boundaries, self-care, making sure you ground yourself before certain interactions #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:52:33 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A9 I just roll with it. #prodchat https://t.co/Nspl82ZhuO Thu Feb 09 01:52:35 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 Hahaha. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:52:56 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A9 shut the door ;) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:52:59 +0000 2017
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A9 goes back to boundaries, self-care, making sure you ground yourself before certain interactions #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:53:02 +0000 2017
nmhouston +100 #prodchat https://t.co/ArXGTU4IiG Thu Feb 09 01:53:23 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A9 Stay focused as best you can on your own tasks first. Get yourself in best shape for strength to help others. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:53:48 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A9 truthfully, figure out what is causing their distress and work to find solutions to the problem #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:54:02 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Yes, a good personal SWOT analysis can do wonders for perspective adjustment. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:54:15 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans RT @nmhouston: +100 #prodchat https://t.co/ArXGTU4IiG Thu Feb 09 01:54:17 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: Building up emotional resilience is also key…another area where @SuperBetter (the game, not just the app) can help! #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:54:46 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q10: What will you do in the next week to increase good stress or decrease bad stress? #prodchat https://t.co/LMnb0w5O9G Thu Feb 09 01:55:00 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A9 In short, when the oxygen masks drop, first make sure you’re breathing OK. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:55:22 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy not prepared for workload, missing out on important work & not enjoying life. #ProdChat”}” data-sheets-numberformat=”[null,1]”>A5: Lack of planning -> not prepared for workload, missing out on important work & not enjoying life. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:55:36 +0000 2017
prodbookgrp Join us for our next #Productivity Book Group live discussion! https://t.co/n14akGjZH4 #prodchat https://t.co/uqYHJ3qNL9 Thu Feb 09 01:56:00 +0000 2017
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prodchat RT @JKatzaman: A9 In short, when the oxygen masks drop, first make sure you’re breathing OK. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:56:24 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans A10 go to yoga #prodchat https://t.co/A3ZLnUNJSc Thu Feb 09 01:56:45 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a10 all good – off to #FAI2017 @folkalliance music conference https://t.co/QHtY4xC0r4 #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:57:39 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: February 15 – “How to Remove Distractions for Greater Productivity.” Join us! Have a great rest of… https://t.co/wVqNBXx023 Thu Feb 09 01:58:00 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A10 I have made it a goal this year to stay away from “needless headaches” and plan to do just that. #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:58:05 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A10 I’ll resolve to get the pesky, easy-to-do-tasks out of the way first so other chorces don’t pile up. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:58:25 +0000 2017
prodchat #prodchat https://t.co/isv8G92077 Thu Feb 09 01:58:47 +0000 2017
chriswaterguy A7: Ruthlessly focus on small number of important tasks. Get great results from those, let that energise you. #ProdChat Thu Feb 09 01:58:49 +0000 2017
nmhouston A10 put in some hours on a coding project — is a “good stress” project and reduces the bad stress of not moving forward on it #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:58:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Ooooh, sounds exciting! :)) #prodchat Thu Feb 09 01:59:13 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for attending #prodchat! Join us next week! @prodchat https://t.co/FiDt76K9X9 Thu Feb 09 02:00:02 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 @chriswaterguy “small wins” #prodchat Thu Feb 09 02:00:23 +0000 2017
nmhouston Thanks @rsidneysmith for hosting another great #prodchat! Nice seeing you all! Thu Feb 09 02:00:54 +0000 2017
chrisellaloans RT @rsidneysmith: Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for attending #prodchat! Join us next week! @prodchat https://t.co/FiDt76K9X9 Thu Feb 09 02:01:12 +0000 2017

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