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#ProdChat – 07/6/16 – Morning and Evening Routines for Greater Productivity

#ProdChat – 07/6/16 – Morning & Evening Routines for Greater Productivity

On June 6, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Morning & Evening Routines for Greater Productivity. And, yes, I may have slipped in a question about midday routines, too! ;-) Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “Morning & Evening Routines for Greater Productivity.” Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. What is a routine, to you? How do routines affect your personal productivity?
  2. How do you use energy levels regarding your routines?
  3. Why should you have a morning productivity routine?
  4. What is your morning routine?
  5. What struggles do you (or those around you) have with morning routines?
  6. Why should you have an evening productivity routine?
  7. What is your evening routine?
  8. What challenges do you (or those around you) face with evening routines?
  9. I know we’re talking about morning and evening routines, but I’m curious: Does anyone have any productive afternoon/midday routines?
  10. What’s one thing you can upgrade about your AM/PM routine after #ProdChat?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/P5xQbRa189 Wed Jul 06 23:59:02 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @rsidneysmith: Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/P5xQbRa189 Wed Jul 06 23:59:42 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Morning & Evening Routines for Greater Productivity” Join us! #productivity https://t.co/So5S9wdtkf Thu Jul 07 00:00:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller Welcome to the #prodchat, Jay! How’re you today? Thu Jul 07 00:01:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/sHPT5dTOXK Thu Jul 07 00:01:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith Hi Ray, Jay, Natalie! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:01:10 +0000 2016
caplady1225 I wish they had given more if heads up but I kept my subscription 📢 #evernotecommunity #ProdChat @evernote https://t.co/3e1mNj5A8r Thu Jul 07 00:01:23 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Hey, Lee! How’re you this fine afternoon/evening? #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:01:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Hi, Ke! How’re you today? #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:01:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/n56XntXrwp Thu Jul 07 00:02:08 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith great, thanks, Ray. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:02:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Glad to hear! I’m excited about talking #productivity routines today on #prodchat! :) Thu Jul 07 00:02:39 +0000 2016
michelle1908 Michelle – Productivity Geek and #GTD Practitioner #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:02:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Awesomesauce! I’m well…it’s been a productive day so I’m feeling good. :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:03:03 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Lee Herman here, GTD enthusiast and practitioner, Mac user, bicyclist, music lover #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:03:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Hi, Michelle! Glad to see you joining us today for #prodchat. How’re you? Thu Jul 07 00:03:21 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Read a lot of @JoeBuhlig work over weekend including his book; helpful #GTD tips for my system #ProdChat https://t.co/e2HvVnUEVz Thu Jul 07 00:03:36 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Good, thanks! Glad to be here :) #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:04:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Nice! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:04:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/kkg0XTjmJp Thu Jul 07 00:04:05 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith Hi everyone Ke, GTD practitioner and works in cyber security #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:04:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: What is a productive routine, to you? How do routines affect your productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/tzjJpJC7cy Thu Jul 07 00:05:04 +0000 2016
macbikegeek New GTD process with @trello @coachdotme @evernote is going well. Power of @trello is pretty amazing for #GTD #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:05:38 +0000 2016
nmhouston hey #prodchat — I’m Natalie, an English professor & holistic productivity coach. Thu Jul 07 00:05:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1: A productive routine is a sequences of tasks that create compound benefits to my day. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:05:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Wow! I’m going to have to hear more about this setup soon, Lee! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:06:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Hey, Natalie! Great to have you on #prodchat today. How’re you doing this lovely evening/afternoon? Thu Jul 07 00:06:33 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1 correction: sequence (not sequences) Haha #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:07:11 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith Doing well, thanks Ray! how are you? #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:07:23 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A1 A productive routine for me is to focus on one task at a time and bar distractions. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:07:34 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A1 one routine I have is always capturing I don’t even trust myself to remember just write it down #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:07:34 +0000 2016
nmhouston A1 I see routines as the foundation of productivity — they free up energy & attention for the important things #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:07:55 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Wonderful to hear, and I’m doing wonderful. I made a lovely chicken/kale salad…and had a chance to eat before #prodchat! Thu Jul 07 00:08:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Good PM, Jim! Good to have you here on #prodchat! How’re you today? Thu Jul 07 00:08:23 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A1: Routines can make it easier to do what you’ve planned to do. Eliminates decisions. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:08:50 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith kale is my all time favorite vegetable :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:09:12 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Doing good, Ray. Playing a little catch-up. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:09:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Yes, it’s so important to recognize that the fewer decisions you need to make, the power you have to do tasks. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:09:30 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @nmhouston that eating thing is a really productive routine! ;-) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:09:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek @nmhouston Exactly! ;-P #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:09:44 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: How do you use energy levels regarding your routines? #prodchat https://t.co/wvn3x8ucZc Thu Jul 07 00:10:07 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Nice! I used to only enjoy roasted kale with a dusting of cayenne pepper. But now I’m eating it raw as my salad base. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:10:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston It’s a lovely veggie! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:10:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2a: By creating routines, I’m conserving energy (willpower, decision-making). This means I have more energy to do the work needed.#prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:11:16 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A2: I have the most energy in the morning. I try to work on tasks that require the most focus then. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:11:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2b: Also, I pay close attention to the tasks I do in my routines so that they align with the energy available at those times. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:11:58 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2 tend to do the things I can do when I’m “stupid” if energy is low, reserve peak times for things needing deeper thought #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:12:05 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A2 When I feel myself getting tired or bored, it’s time to get up and walk around. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:12:57 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A2 agree I learn to work on hardest item first thing #ProdChat https://t.co/2Ag6L30LtB Thu Jul 07 00:13:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman It’s funny how expending physical E begets mental E, right? Great tactical choice! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:13:27 +0000 2016
nmhouston A2: routines can be helpful when you’re low energy, too. Create a checklist of things to do that don’t need your A game. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:14:22 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A2: routines can be helpful when you’re low energy, too. Create a checklist of things to do that don’t need your A game. #pr… Thu Jul 07 00:14:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: Why should you have a morning #productivity routine? #prodchat https://t.co/Wk4rMR6oUA Thu Jul 07 00:15:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston So true! in #GTD, we have that #BrainDead context. I’ve chosen #LowE as my context. Haha. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:15:19 +0000 2016
nmhouston A2 Also helpful to create self-care routines — knowing what will help you de-stress & relax #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:16:30 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A3 Morning sets the tone and pace for the rest of the day. If you start slow, it’s an uphill battle the rest of the way. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:16:41 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2 get day off to good start, clear your head, center, make sure critical items get focus, get off to a running start. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:16:42 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3: The day will go the way you lead it, right? Your morning routine is critical for paving a productive path for the whole day. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:16:49 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A3: To set the tone for the day #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:16:54 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith I call it my zombie list #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:16:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston That just reminded me that I really should watch “The Walking Dead” series. Haha #latetothegame #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:17:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek I like that, to get centered and focus your attention on what’s critical. So important to have that! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:18:53 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A3 to me morning routine is the beginning of selfcare the things I do to get my day going right are key; tea, music etc #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:19:30 +0000 2016
nmhouston A3 start off a productive day by giving yourself time for you first thing: meditate, read, write, exercise. No email! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:19:41 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Funny, Dr. Neil Fiore (of The Now Habit acclaim) writes that his day starts off slowly. He likes to ramp up! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:19:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: What is your morning routine? #prodchat #productivity https://t.co/BeMxZbllWo Thu Jul 07 00:20:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman It goes to show how different chronotypes and personalities approach the day differently. :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:20:16 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith If it works, great. To each his own. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:20:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Precisely! I need my day to start off like being shot out of a human canon! That sets my momentum; similar to you. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:21:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston I’ve gotten good at not reading email first thing in the morning. But, I get caught up in news notifications! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:21:43 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a4 water, breakfast, coffee, chk blood pressure & sugar, meditate, morning pages, #GTD daily review incl calendar and today tasks. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:22:01 +0000 2016
nmhouston A4 This is one of the questions @tferriss often asks his podcast guests — fascinating to learn about people’s morning routines #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:22:42 +0000 2016
nmhouston A4 This is one of the questions @tferriss often asks his podcast guests — fascinating to learn about people’s morning routines #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:22:42 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: My morning routine isn’t very productive. I drink water & mess around online. I do check @Wunderlist & adjust the day’s tasks #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:22:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4: I have 2 AM routines: before work, at work. Before work is self-care: read, meditate, yoga/gym/run, shower/dress, breakfast. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:23:13 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: I review my calendar too #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:23:36 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Well, let’s not confuse things. Some days it’s shot out of a cannon. Others, it’s shot by a cannon. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:23:55 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a4b my daily review is the segue to work as calendar and task review covers both. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:24:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q5: What struggles do you (or those around you) have with morning routines? #prodchat https://t.co/NMXctkKUEm Thu Jul 07 00:25:03 +0000 2016
nmhouston A4 yoga, tea & protein, spiritual practice, morning pages, walk/run with dogs, coffee, review & plan the day #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:25:16 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A4 try to meditate or listen to @buddhify or gospel, make or unfreeze smoothie get ready for work; review 2do list on metro #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:25:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4a: At work: To start, I read my email and respond as able, read prof. articles/news, check finances, review calendar/tasks. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:25:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman LOL #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:25:38 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A4 This is one of the questions @tferriss often asks his podcast guests — fascinating to learn about people’s morning routi… Thu Jul 07 00:25:48 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A4 I start by checking my banks account and such. Then with luck, get into most pressing tasks before others arrive. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:25:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes, they give some interesting answers at times! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:26:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek A Julia Cameron fan, eh? :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:26:23 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a5 if I get a late start, don’t get morning pages in. Or if there is a first thing truly time critical work emergency #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:26:28 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A5: Identifying key activities that really make a difference and then remaining consistent #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:27:33 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith in a loose sort of way – I find the morning pages do what they are supposed to but disagree about going back to them #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:27:38 +0000 2016
nmhouston A4 You can’t do everything first thing in the morning. Sometimes it’s hard to choose esp if time is limited #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:27:42 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A5 Morning routines go by the wayside when a new request commands immediate attention. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:28:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5: For me, it’s when I’m on work travel (most of my workweek), I start slower. So it’s tougher to get it all in before work. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:28:21 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith she considers them throw away. I get too many things worked out not to mine them for the insights and conclusions #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:28:34 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys #prodchat https://t.co/BcZHwUEyTq Thu Jul 07 00:29:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/yz1SnjAQm1 #prodchat https://t.co/dSBZXeF66s Thu Jul 07 00:29:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek With no disrespect to Cameron, I journal for reflection or for output to share thoughts. Not to produce rubbish. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:29:39 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Exactly. Agreed. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:29:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q6: Why should you have an evening #productivity routine? #prodchat https://t.co/Wt2QvHSgxq Thu Jul 07 00:30:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes, with the dog, kids, spouse/partner…it can get harried in the morning finding self-care time for many. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:30:28 +0000 2016
nmhouston A5 a lot of people struggle to find a routine that gives structure but has flexibility i.e. for family time, interruptions, etc #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:30:32 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A5 a lot of people struggle to find a routine that gives structure but has flexibility i.e. for family time, interruptions,… Thu Jul 07 00:30:48 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a6 close out the day, review done/undone, look at tomorrow, id MITs, events, commitments for tomorrow, let go of the work day #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:31:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5a: I now print and carry my routines as checklist when I’m on the road, written like NASA manual. Plain, simple, big type! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:31:43 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A6: To decompress, clear your mind, and release the stress from the day so you can sleep soundly #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:32:21 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith @macbikegeek but, for perfectionists, learning to write just for the process can be very freeing. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:32:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith I’m using @coachdotme for that, along with repeating @trello tasks via @IFTTT for #GTD review steps #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:32:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @nmhouston @rsidneysmith @macbikegeek and that part of what Julia Cameron expects morning pages to do works well, IMO #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:33:11 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A6 If you’re productive in the evening, you’ll have time for #ProdChat. Thu Jul 07 00:33:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston @macbikegeek I agree. I’ve seen people reduced to tears trying to write. Writing w/no aim can be cathartic/therapeutic. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:34:05 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @JKatzaman: A6 If you’re productive in the evening, you’ll have time for #ProdChat. Thu Jul 07 00:34:21 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A6 an end of day routine at work helps to unwind and pre-bed time aka put phone away for evening routines #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:35:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q7: What is your evening routine? #prodchat #productivity https://t.co/sBqrdOahyn Thu Jul 07 00:35:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6: I like to close my day as well as I started. It’s great to check off a few more self-care items as I transition to sleep time. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:35:37 +0000 2016
nmhouston A6 evening routines help you draw a line between this day’s concerns and those for tomorrow. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:35:47 +0000 2016
DTNEtiquette I use a monthly, weekly, daily schedule so the evening before I know how I will start my morning…keeps me sane! #ProdChat A5 Thu Jul 07 00:36:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7a: I review my work/schedule for tomorrow so I can set that aside in my mind. That’s usually done early in the evening. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:36:27 +0000 2016
mqtwiry RT @DTNEtiquette: I use a monthly, weekly, daily schedule so the evening before I know how I will start my morning…keeps me sane! #ProdCh… Thu Jul 07 00:36:48 +0000 2016
nmhouston A7 useful to have an end-of-work routine (whatever time that is) & an evening/bedtime routine. Different purposes. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:37:16 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal @macbikegeek @nmhouston @rsidneysmith I did morning pages for years. Loved them! Helped me “hear” myself. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:37:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7b: Before bed, I transition from screens to paper. And I meditate (a loving-kindness practice). Brush, floss, wash face. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:37:32 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a7 end of day review with my a6 items, separate evening/get ready for bed routine as @nmhouston described #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:38:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7b: Then I read non-exciting but intellectually interesting books until I am read to pass out. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:38:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DTNEtiquette Good practice, Deborah! Welcome to #prodchat! Hope you’re doing well this evening! Thu Jul 07 00:38:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IntuitiveHeal @macbikegeek @nmhouston Lovely to hear your experience with morning pages, Christy! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:39:14 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A7 I get home, get caught up on Google alerts and other tweets to clear the deck for chats, #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:39:30 +0000 2016
nmhouston A7 personally, I know I function better w/ a set bedtime, but my inner 3 year old rebels . . . #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:39:44 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q8: What challenges do you (or those around you) face with evening routines? #prodchat https://t.co/oBIIZNl6xs Thu Jul 07 00:40:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7c: On nights when I’m traveling for work, I also call home and touch base before saying goodnight. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:40:10 +0000 2016
DTNEtiquette @rsidneysmith I’m a little over the top with my organization…fair warning! LOL #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:40:22 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith interesting I find I have to switch to fiction at night; non fiction gets me thinking a bit too much #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:40:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DTNEtiquette I think you’re in “good” company! ;-) LOL #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:40:43 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal I turn off productivity at night. I relax with my husband and kitty. A7 #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:40:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Perhaps you should take up reading legal and philosophical treatises as I do! ;-P #cureforinsomnia #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:41:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A8: When work goes later than expected, client dinners, networking events. Throws off my whole evening routine! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:42:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IntuitiveHeal But, isn’t that the most productive thing you should be doing? :-) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:42:26 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal @nmhouston My inner 3 year old loves a set bedtime. :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:42:33 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith lol hey i’m always looking for hidden gems on kindle unlimited #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:42:49 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal Yes, recharging RT @rsidneysmith: @IntuitiveHeal But, isn’t that the most productive thing you should be doing? :-) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:42:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IntuitiveHeal @nmhouston I want an inner three-year-old! I want one nooooow! ;-P #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:43:00 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a8 evening events and working late push things back, make it hard to get to bed on time and with routines done #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:43:04 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal I think you just found him LOL RT @rsidneysmith: @IntuitiveHeal @nmhouston I want an inner three-year-old! I want one nooooow! ;-P #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:43:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IntuitiveHeal @nmhouston Hehe. #kidding #maybe #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:43:47 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A8 my friends have adopted well to me turning in early now a days & it’s good to have quiet time in the early am #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:43:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Maybe looking to getting a Kindle and pushing those Pocket articles to your Kindle? #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:44:13 +0000 2016
DTNEtiquette I have a tendency to think i’m #WonderWoman & forget to slow down…#ProdChat A8 https://t.co/VXObXTBrUO Thu Jul 07 00:44:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 I find that works really well for me. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:44:25 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith I got rid of my old one. Maybe I’ll consider purchasing a newer model. I have plenty of unread books… #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:44:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Join us for the next #productivity book club’s live discussion! https://t.co/wQRfxIkzyT #prodchat https://t.co/YfCDW4QmvB Thu Jul 07 00:45:04 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Join us for the next #productivity book club’s live discussion! https://t.co/n14akGjZH4 #prodchat https://t.co/2qE6fJIMhR Thu Jul 07 00:45:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Ugh. I need friends like yours. I have to turn off notifications because I get so many messages late at night. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:45:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Yes, there are so many ways to use your Kindle other than for just eBooks. I move articles, PDFs, etc. there. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:45:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 It’s perfect for nighttime reading for me. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:46:21 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith one downside I have the unofficial nickname of granny lol but I understand ‘phone silence is golden’ #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:46:26 +0000 2016
nmhouston A7 relaxation/play/fun important part of my evening routine — reading novel, playing a game, time with my family. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:46:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 And the Kindle is a single purpose device. I can’t text message, play Words With Friends, or read endless articles. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:46:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 LOL. I promise not to call you Granny at the next @gtddc! #crossesfingersbehindback #sorrynotsorry #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:47:27 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @nmhouston: A7 relaxation/play/fun important part of my evening routine — reading novel, playing a game, time with my family. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:47:35 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Such a great point! #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:47:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q9: Does anyone have any productive afternoon/midday routines? #prodchat #productivity https://t.co/eVJLbwxMCv Thu Jul 07 00:48:03 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A8 My evening routine could get thrown off if I need to meet a client, but that’s a good thing. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:48:48 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a9 lunch (cooked at home, since I work at home) with reading and decaf coffee after. Break from work and screen. #recharge #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:49:01 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith @michelle1908 that’s exactly what I love about Kindle too #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:49:39 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A9: For me, I tie new habits I’m trying to invest in before going to lunch. So, I do X then I get to eat lunch. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:49:50 +0000 2016
IntuitiveHeal My productive mid-day routine is a 1.5 hour lunch break. Restorative! A9 #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:49:51 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith @gtddc lol I walked into that one #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:50:06 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith @michelle1908 how can you go pocket to kindle? Using @IFTTT or another way? #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:50:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A9: I usually try to get outside at least once midday and get my task inbox to empty also at that time. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:50:48 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A9 I try to go outside and walk unless it’s rain or bitter cold; a few laps around bldg to recharge or sit & reflect #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:51:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @michelle1908 Yes, an @IFTTT recipe that triggers an email from starring a Pocket article to email it to Kindle addr. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:51:34 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith yeah, there are so many good shows out there to watch! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:51:59 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A9b I use @dueapp to set alerts (ping via watch) through the day to remind me to keep focus and to take breaks #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:52:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @michelle1908 And I always email it to my free kindle email address. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:52:18 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a9b I get up from desk thruout the day, at least stick my head outside. sometimes have after lunch coffee on front patio #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:52:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q10: What’s one thing you can upgrade about your AM/PM #productivity routine after #ProdChat? https://t.co/7bgpVJQ5aj Thu Jul 07 00:53:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston I may or may not have watched every single episode of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis & Universe…twice. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:54:16 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a10 get to bed on time so I get up on time (early) to get through all of pre-work routine #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:54:41 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A10 The biggest upgrade to my routine is to practice what I preach. Theory and reality have nasty conflicts. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:54:52 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A10a: I may pick up morning pages again using @750words – I really benefited from the exercise when I did it #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:55:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A10: I’m going to review all of my productivity routines…and write a couple episodes for ProdPod about them! :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:55:27 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A10b: I can/will definitely start practicing no screen time right before bed. Will start with paper. #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:55:44 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A10 mornings continue to try take advantage of early energy; evening screens off more kindle & add brain train app (suggestions?) #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:55:45 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith We really enjoyed Defiance. Sad it’s over. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:56:07 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Truth. And don’t forget to forgive yourself, and take advantage of today for today! :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:56:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston I know!? #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:56:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 I’d recommend @BrainfmApp. Unless you mean something like @Lumosity or something like that. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:56:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Good, good! And, good luck! Don’t worry if you have slip-ups. Just keep experimenting with different ways! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:57:24 +0000 2016
nmhouston A10 I’m going to update my end-of-work routine, and maybe work on that bedtime thing :) #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:57:42 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Nice! I really like the interface @750words! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:57:46 +0000 2016
JustinPShaw RT @nmhouston: A5 a lot of people struggle to find a routine that gives structure but has flexibility i.e. for family time, interruptions,… Thu Jul 07 00:58:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t write every morning and evening! From journaling to writing for work. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:58:13 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith @BrainfmApp @Lumosity yes more so like game training vs sound; I use brain.fm a lot though #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:58:24 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @michelle1908 I’m using @macjournalapp which I’ve had for a while with a custom template w 750 word goal #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:58:48 +0000 2016
prodchat Next #ProdChat: July 13 – “Productivity Practices for Personal Finances!” Have a great week, all! https://t.co/fVzamOXB5U Thu Jul 07 00:59:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: July 13 – “Productivity Practices for Personal Finances!” Have a great week, all! https://t.co/Ejz8u8yyTU Thu Jul 07 00:59:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Have you read Peter Bregman’s 18 Minutes? It’s worth reading an online summary. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:59:07 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston I use a modified approach to his end-of-day questions/routine. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 00:59:22 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith @750words Me too! It’s distraction free :) #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 00:59:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks for a terrific #prodchat, everyone! This has been great! Thu Jul 07 00:59:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts! #prodchat Join us next week! https://t.co/KraHWmiDcJ Thu Jul 07 01:00:16 +0000 2016
prodchat Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts! #prodchat Join us next week! https://t.co/5Fen6u1dWM Thu Jul 07 01:00:21 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @rsidneysmith: Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts! #prodchat Join us next week! https://t.co/KraHWmiDcJ Thu Jul 07 01:00:46 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Thank you! #ProdChat Thu Jul 07 01:00:46 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith great chat. Thanks, all. #prodchat Thu Jul 07 01:00:51 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @rsidneysmith: Thanks for a terrific #prodchat, everyone! This has been great! Thu Jul 07 01:00:58 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith yes, I did read it — will go back and look at his questions. thanks! #prodchat Thu Jul 07 01:01:50 +0000 2016
nmhouston thanks @rsidneysmith for a great #prodchat! Great to chat with everyone! Thu Jul 07 01:02:24 +0000 2016

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