All Work and No Play? Really?

As a freelancer, web-worker or both, I’m sure that you have read quite a few articles or even books about productivity and time management. A lot of people read about all sorts of approaches and end up thinking that a productive person is a robot-like creature who works all day or, in other words, someone who does not know the meaning of the word ‘fun‘.

It’s quite obvious that they end up thinking that time management is not for them and, unfortunately, they are missing out on a lot as a result of such an attitude. Never make the mistake of thinking something like that, as it doesn’t have anything to do with the way things actually stand.

Sloppy People Don’t Know What They’re Missing!

Do you think that someone who is sloppy has more fun? Wrong! Actually, such a person usually ends up wasting a lot of time on activities which could have been completed in a far more effective manner and, as a result, doesn’t have a lot of time for fun.

Even more so, a lot of people become sloppy as a result of the fact that they do something they absolutely hate, so that no, they are not having fun while they work either. Doing something you don’t like, becoming sloppy, taking care of things in an extremely ineffective manner and not having time for fun as a result. Does that sound tempting? I didn’t think so!

Productive People Have More Fun

First of all, one of the most important rules when it comes to being productive is doing something you are passionate about or, in other words, having fun when you work in order to stand a better chance at maximizing results. That’s one huge difference between most people who are sloppy and a productive person.

Aside from identifying the tasks which are actually worth our time, doing things effectively is the name of the game. And, you’ve guessed it: if you take care of tasks in an effective manner or, in other words, if you don’t spend three hours on a task which can be completed in 30 minutes, you will actually end up having more free time for other pleasant activities.

All Work and No Play? Who Gave You That Idea?

No matter what angle you choose to view the situation from, becoming more productive is definitely the way to go. Identify something you are both passionate about and good at, try your best in order to maximize results when it comes to your personal productivity level and you will never look back.

Thinking that it’s all work and no play as far as productive people are concerned is an attitude which can and will make you miss out on a lot. Don’t use it as an excuse, wake up, understand how things actually stand and you will definitely end up congratulating yourself for your decision down the road.

What do you think? :)

Best wishes,
Alan Johnson


Author info: This guest post was written by Alan Johnson, who teaches you how to Become More Productive Through 7-Day Challenges over at