Have you ever asked "How Saxton Hale have time to manage Mann Co. and punch hippies, if I need to map and play tf2, but I mostly play or do something else?!" Yes? Me too. Until I found out Gus' Productivity Method! And now you should be asking: What the heck is Gus' Productivity Method!?
Gus' Productivity Method! (I would love if you sing the name) actually is the method Don’t Break the Chain, with my name on it. So, the Don't Break the Chain method (Or Gus' Productivity Method) works this way: You have a calendar, and every day you make something productive, and make an X on that day. With some time, you will love those Xs and will not want to leave a hole in your calendar. So the name "Don't Break The Chain", because you can't break the X's chain.
Specifically, you choose an activity to make every day of the week. For instance: Monday I'll write that old fanfic, Tuesday I'll map on Hammer, Wednesday I'll learn C++, Thursday I'll draw something, and Friday I'll learn 3D modeling. I strongly recommend you let one or more free days - especially in the weekends -, for when you have something late you will not need to break the chain for making that activity in the wrong day.
Then, you will need to define the activity of every day of the week. Don’t put just one thing, use your time to learn new things. Then you will need to analyze how much free time you have. Don’t use all your free time, get some time to TF2 and other games. Then you just make/print your calendar, write the activities on it and start making those things. And at the end of every day (if you made that activity) put a big X on the actual day.
If you were sick or very busy (like a trip) or something unpredictable (like your computer blew up) isn’t fair you sacrifice an X and break your chain. In these cases, use a letter instead of an X. S for the sick days, B for the busy days and a stickybomb to the computer-blew-up days.
That’s it, I hope that you all became followers of the Gus’ Productivity Method! and get your things done. I’ve started this on the April 16, and made a huge progress on my activities. I’ll take a pic of my April calendar and post here later.
Please forgive (and correct!) any grammar mistakes in this text.
Forgive my bad english.
Last edited by Gus; 04-30-2012 at 01:33 PM.
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