Capturing Productivity

Hello. My name is Jenn and I’m a productive procrastinator. In this article, the author defines productive procrastination as the act of creating a task list and moving down the list as you get bored with the previous task. A productive procrastinator will continuing moving up and down this list until all the tasks are completed. I had no idea that others have developed this same habit, but whatever your habit is, there are many tricks to living a productive life.

Within this article, I found three tips to be useful in my goal towards a happy, productive life. As discussed previously, creating lists is my tried-and-true way of being productive.   My second favorite tip from the article was isolating your senses. I’m the type of person who cannot think with white noise surrounding me. I’m at my most productive when I’m out of the house and at a quiet place. My favorite place to work on a project is All About Cha. When I’m there, I’m away from the daily household chores that creep in my mind and beg to be taken care of instead.

My third favorite tip from the article was to pick one tiny thing and do it. Life can get pretty overwhelming, especially for me as I work two jobs and take online classes. I often set daily or weekly mini goals to keep me on task. The best thing for me is to keep running lists. As an analog person, I often have multiple hand-written post-it notes or running lists at my desk, in my purse, or on my refrigerator.

Today’s lists and tasks

In a related article, (as in also assigned in my web design class) but not really related (as in a totally different topic), there could be new developments in identity theft by using your fingerprints. Not just the fingerprints you leave behind on a glass, but the fingerprints that are visible in a photograph. Imagine you’re posing for a picture with your favorite Spock hand gesture; guess what lives long and prospers for someone else – your fingerprint! According to Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII), the researchers were able to copy fingerprints based on photos taken by a digital camera three meters (nine feet) away from the subject. While I’m always amazed by technology advances, this is not one that will get a thumbs up from me. Especially not in front of a camera.