Question of the Day – No. 276 In which environment do you feel the most productive? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 70 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 276” Add yours I excel under pressure. I don’t know why but I do. My thinking gets clearer and I can get things done. Weird! I know! I prefer to be busy. If it’s slow, my mind tends to wander. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very interesting! In this case, I think you would be an amazing manager in a big company! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply When I work next to window LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Nice LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How come? LikeLike Reply I don’t know about environment. I can work pretty much anywhere. When I was writing stories as long as I had my notebook with me I literally wrote everywhere. As far as what makes my heart zing and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something that would involve my children. When I take care of them and can meet their needs then I feel like I’ve accomplished something. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Awesome! It seems that your children are your biggest motivation 🙂 Also, if you could write everywhere, you have an excellent ability to focus. LikeLike Reply They definitely keep me going. I get signs all the time when I am caring for them or doing something extra nice that it’s exactly what I should be doing. I think they are my purpose and I’m raising them to have a better life than I did and better than anyone else on that family tree. I don’t think about my ability to focus. I grew up in an extremely extremely abusive home so I simply had to learn how to tune out some things in order to survive. A little noise nowadays is nothing compared to what it used to be. LikeLiked by 1 person I am most productive in solitude. If you let me be by myself for a few hours, I can get work done just about anywhere. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply That’s great! Sometimes other people are more like a distraction than a way to increase productivity. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Home alone! LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What do you like to do when you’re home alone? LikeLike Reply Write LikeLiked by 1 person For me productivity doesn’t come from a place, but more so from what’s in the place. I can work just about anywhere all I need is the right music. Music touches my soul and opens up al sorts of creative windows for me. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That’s awesome! Do you have a playlist that can increase your productivity? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I absolutely do! LikeLiked by 1 person It really depends on the task. In general, I prefer at least a little pressure. If things are too easy, I can easily become complacent and focus on other things instead. That’s what happens when you give an artist too much freedom 😉 they run wild. Now, that being said, as a writer, I NEED that freedom. If I’m going to write something good, I need to be alone in a quiet environment, with minimal interruptions and loose deadlines. Tension immediately kills my writing buzz. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I understand that. A deadline and a goal can switch the focus from quality to quantity. That’s not helpful… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply EXACTLY. Well said! LikeLiked by 2 people Quiet solitude. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Do you have that at your workplace? LikeLike Reply i do most of my production while being screamed at by little people. i wonder, has it now become a required element now for me to be productive? an unfortunate side effect of being “forced” to produce in that environment? if i were in a quiet & peaceful place, would my production falter. of course, my knee jerk response to your question was, “six feet under.” you know, producing gases & fertilizer…. but that thought process might also be an unfortunate side effect of my current environment…. sigh. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m not sure if it’s a requirement or it just became a habit because that’s your current work environment. I think you can be productive in a quiet and peaceful place as long as you care about what you’re doing. LikeLike Reply Surrounded by (not so buggy) nature or in solitude of my home. No kids, no husband, sometimes no dog (nah, she’s not that bad lol). When I was a SAHM, I would sit in my car or in the corner of my walk in closet and write. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Yes. At home and in nature. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It makes sense because to increase the level of focus we need to decrease the number of our distractions. How often are you in nature or home alone? LikeLike Reply When I’m under pressure. When i know i have a deadline and things need to get done quickly that is when i perform the most. Something im trying to change 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How are you trying to change it? 🙂 LikeLike Reply i,ve now started creating a weekly deadline for myself,this helps me get more work than earlier because i know i have little time and with the help of my team,its working great so far. LikeLiked by 1 person Awesome! Congratulations! 😀 LikeLike I would have to say I’m more productive at home. I have some work from home days and downtown days. I find myself more focused at home and more relaxed at the same time. But only if I’m doing independent work. In doing things as a team I like and find that face to face office time is best and more rewarding. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, I agree with you! Team projects require face to face meetings to make sure the communication is at highest as possible. It seems that you’re more productive when you’re more relaxed, right? LikeLike Reply In most cases yes, but my group deals with emergencies so the most productive time is responding and fixing them. Its not relaxed at all but we are the calmest ones. During that you have to be technically fast, right and juggle a few directors who are like children in a car saying “are we there” over and over. So those brief burst are when we are at our peak. But yes generally when relaxed things flow better. LikeLiked by 1 person Its not so much where, but when. I have 5 children and a husband. Most of my house is monopolized and busy during waking hours. So, as I am a night person anyway, if I need to do a lot of work quickly I wake up at 3am and work while they’re all sleeping. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! I also try to wake up early in the morning to do the things I need to do. That’s when it’s quiet and my mind is sharp 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply An office LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A private one or other people can be in it as well? LikeLike Reply Nature…no one calling me to do anything. Adventures and exploring. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply If you can do that daily, you have amazing experiences. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lately, I haven’t been very productive. There are several factors that are hindering me from being the productive person that I once was. But to answer the Question of the Day; I always felt more productive in a very busy environment, i.e; cities or high impact environments. Prime example, I served 10yrs in the US Army and during my military career, I grew accustomed to the hectic, but yet highly effective lifestyle of a soldier. Serving in Iraq definitely showed a great display of enthusiasm and the basics of survival/staying alive. JPittsProductions LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That sounds dangerous and exciting in the same time. Do you still work in the Army? LikeLike Reply Thank you for responding to my posting. Unfortunately, I’m no longer in the ARMY. Not a day goes by, where I think about the times in the service, the way that soldiers push themselves and others into going above and beyond to do something greater and accomplish goals and contribute to the overall collective objective. That’s what I miss. Yes, it may be dangerous; other’s would say ‘stupid’, but that same danger that everyone is afraid of, does bring on a sense of “conquering thy fears” “overcoming adversity” “becoming proactive rather than reactive”. I enjoyed the rush of adrenaline of doing things that I’d feared most. I’ve been out of the ARMY for about 5yrs now and I don’t feel the same way I did when I was in the service. I’ve gotten into ruts of depression, PTSD, and other mental backlashes that plague many veterans. At the same course, there’s real dangers here in the civilian sector, but it isn’t the same. Overall, I would go back to the ARMY in a heartbeat. LikeLiked by 1 person My room. I need a home based business LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What business is suitable for this? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s the issue. I don’t know LikeLiked by 2 people That’s tough. Which actions give you energy? LikeLiked by 1 person I normally thrive in the library, or anywhere quiet with no one around. I’m exceptionally even more productive at night because usually that’s the only time when I can hear myself think and brainstorming LikeLiked by 1 person Reply With so many noise out there, it became so hard to hear our thoughts. Night is a good adviser. LikeLike Reply My room, no one at home, not too hot, not too warm, full but with some space left for a nice tea, usually in the evening or late morning. Sometimes at night is the best hour, but I can’t be noo noisy. Also buses are productivity boosters for me. And libraries too. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Buses? How come? LikeLike Reply Well, not city buses, but for example long-distance buses, like, let’s say, a 4 hour bus ride makes me productive (not every time, and the bus should be a bit empty) LikeLiked by 1 person I get that. Actually, right now I’m in a bus on my way home (7 hour bus rode). I finished a book so it counts as productive I guess 🙂 LikeLike At work: When there’s no commotion around me and it’s quiet. Home: When I have some help. Doing things alone takes double the time and boring 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often the two situations happen? LikeLike Reply Haha! Not so often 😂 LikeLiked by 1 person At home, most of the time. I have a great spouse 😁 LikeLiked by 1 person Oh just to be clear on that, it doesn’t mean I’m not productive, but I do way more when it’s quiet around me. 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LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Weekly LikeLiked by 1 person When all is calm around me, silent, and I can focus. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often does that happen? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not very often lately…so I need to work around it and schedule out my days. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.