90% of productivity advice is BS. Here’s what really matters

How to make productivity work for you

Adete Dahiya
5 min readOct 4, 2021
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Productivity is the new buzzword. In fact, it has been for a while now. And productivity content floods the internet. I was recommended 5 productivity articles and two videos just this morning.

The problem? It’s the same stuff regurgitated again and again.

Another problem? Most of the productivity content overlaps with content around success and making money. And even though those are worthwhile pursuits, your regular life doesn’t just revolve around work. It also revolves around relationships, entertainment, and having fun.

This is why here are a few important factors to consider if you want to be productive without killing yourself and make the whole concept work for YOU.

Productivity is more biological than you think.

It’s not all just a mindset hack.

What you ate, how you slept, how your emotional plane is — all of these affect your productivity severely. For women, the hormonal fluctuation during their menstrual cycle is a major influencer of productivity. You can check out this article that explains how you can actually work with your menstrual cycle to work better.



Adete Dahiya

Sharing ideas on how to live & work better | Writer & artist pursuing MA in Psychology I Subscribe to read more: www.adete.co/newsletter