Zen Productivity

8 Benefits of Creating a Productivity System for Healthcare Professionals

“Productivity is not about Getting Things Done, the goal is to increase your happiness and decrease Stress in Your Life.” – Physician Zen The first question that might cross your mind is: What the heck is a “Productivity System” and why is it important? So, whether you know it or not, you and everyone around …

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How to Perform The Weekly Review (Step 12 of 12)

Even if you have created an excellent productivity system (Steps 1-11), it is essential to set aside about 15-30 minutes each week to review and maintain your productivity system. The weekly review links all of the projects and tasks you are performing to ensure that the actions you are doing on a daily basis are …

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Ultimate Secret to Productivity – Habit and Task Batching (Step 11 of 12)

I wish I knew earlier in my career that habit batching is the ultimate secret to being able to create more time in your day. This time can then be used for things that really matter to you such as exercise, hobbies, or working on your Most Important Tasks.  When I started implementing a productivity …

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How to Use Calendars Effectively and Improve Productivity (Step 10 of 12)

Arriving early looks good, being late looks bad, not showing up… will ruin a career Physician Zen Calendars are an integral part of our daily personal and professional lives. When used effectively, they can guide us smoothly through a day with minimum effort. When used ineffectively they can cause stress with missed appointments and deadlines.  …

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How to Use Productivity Apps to Organize Projects (Step 9 of 12)

Unfortunately, most productivity books don’t really go into detail about how to implement your Projects and Next actions into a digital system. After lots of trial and error, this is my interpretation on how to best integrate a productivity system into a digital environment using productivity apps If you want to go less digital, you …

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Clear Your Mind by Listing All Projects and Next Actions (Step 8 of 12)

“The Mind is Meant for Creating Ideas, Not Storing Them” -Physician Zen Being a health professional is not easy. We are constantly stressed with attempts to juggle multiple projects and tasks at once. It feels like our work, career, and personal life are pulling our minds in all directions. In order to stay afloat we …

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Manage Your Email with Inbox Zero and Increase Productivity (Step 7 of 12)

Electronic Mail was first invented in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson and the term EMAIL was founded by Shiva Ayyadurai in 1982. Regardless to say, the introduction of email has drastically changed the way we work and communicate with one another on a day to day basis.  Email gives people infinite access to you. An office …

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How to Organize the Digital Workspace and be Productive (Step 6 of 12)

I found that creating a consistent system for organizing the digital environment has been a challenge for myself as well as others throughout the years. After going through several resources and doing things by trial and error, I came up with a system that works the best for myself. I have had others try this …

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