Declutter the Digital Workspace by Sorting and Purging (Step 5 of 12)

I find that managing the digital workspace is one of the most difficult areas to manage. With the advancement of technology, data storage is getting larger and cheaper. This allows for accumulation of massive amounts of digital files that are unsorted.  I did a quick google search and found that 1 Terabyte of storage can …

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How Optimizing Your Physical Workspace Creates Time

The physical workspace is the most important environment that you have, and setting it up properly is crucial to you being maximally productive. In the previous posts, we went over exactly how to create an optimal and functional physical workspace.  Step 1 tells you the exact Supplies needed to be productiveStep 2 shows you how …

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How To Organize Your Files

Organize The Physical Workspace Files for Productivity (Step 4 of 12)

One of the most difficult parts of having a productivity system is continuously having to deal with stuff that comes up in our physical workspace. Most of the time, things are just left on the desk to be dealt with later on. This will can lead to the accumulation of piles of unsorted things. Having …

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Creating the Perfect Physical Workspace That Boosts Productivity (Step 3 of 12)

“Unnecessary Items = Distractions = Decreased Productivity” How we set up the physical workspace is often neglected. If you completed the previous step (Step 2), then you experienced how easily things can accumulate in your environment without realizing it. We often feel obligated to keep things we don’t need or guilty about throwing things away …

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How To Declutter the Physical Workspace by Sorting and Purging (Step 2 of 12)

“I hate clutter. It really bothers me because I can’t think properly. If you’ve got distractions in front of you, your mind goes nuts.” -Simon Cowell I remember as a medical student, I didn’t really give much thought to how important organizing my physical environment was. I was swamped with textbooks, curriculum documents, journal articles, …

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Financial Independence Burnout Danger Zone – Prevent with Productivity!

I had the honor of writing a guest post for The Physician Philosopher on how personal productivity can lead to financial independence and decrease in burnout. This was published on July 5th, 2019. Here is the link to the post. Basic highlights are: 1) Financial Independence can lead to decreased burnout.2) However, the journey towards …

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Essential Office Supplies for Productivity (Step 1 of 12)

Why You Need the RIGHT Supplies? Anyone that is good at their job uses the right tools to do their jobs well. If you want to improve your productivity you need to make sure you have the right tools and supplies to help you become the most productive person possible. Luckily you already have most of the …

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12 Steps That Will Make Your Productivity Soar

I did fairly well during high school and college (UCLA) and was accepted into a high-ranking medical school (UCSF). However, during medical school, I felt like the productivity system I had was reaching its limits. I was constantly stressed and tried to study every chance I got. Despite the constant amount of hours I put …

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Can Physician Success, Financial Independence and Happiness Start with Productivity?

Welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read the first Physician Zen post. Briefly, my name is Vi Dinh, I am an emergency medicine physician and medical intensivist working at a tertiary care academic center on the west coast (if you want to know more, please visit the about page). I …

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