Productivity Tips: Take a Tech break and use paper

Since this is Productivity Week, I was told to come up with some short and sweet tips for you to enjoy. So I quickly started to brainstorm. At first I was using my computer to try and find tips, but I found myself getting distracted. So I moved to a piece of paper I had lying around.

As soon as I put my pen to the paper I thought, “Wow this could be my first productivity tip.”

If you are trying to think of ideas or start a project, sometimes just working it out on paper is a good first step. Even thought technology makes out life easier, it can also make things more complicated. I find brainstorming on the computer difficult, since the internet just leads to wasting time. If you plan on paper, before you get to the computer, you will be more focused and less likely to be distracted.

If you are an eco nut and can’t stand the thought of using paper you could also use a tablet PC with an Internet blocker on it. PCs (and Macs) come with parental tools now, so it shouldn’t be hard to figure out how to do that.