How to be productive on the pot

Last Update: January 06, 2022

Here's a slightly unusual productivity tip that I heard today but I'm definitely going to give it a try!

Next time you go to the bathroom - leave your phone behind.

Instead leave a book there to read. This should be a book which is either relevant to your business or something like a personal development book. You can also leave a notebook and pen there too.

Next time you go to do your business, instead of scrolling through social media, pick up your book and read something useful (and jot down some notes too)

Even if you only spend 5-10 minutes a day doing this it will significantly add up over time. It’s a simple strategy that enables you to spend time improving yourself learning a new skill or developing yourself.

It also doesn't need you to find any time in a busy day since it uses time that would usually be otherwise unproductive. (Yeah I can think of a few puns here too)

Hope you find that useful.

Regards

Dave

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Isaiah14 Premium
First, Dave - I've always been a huge germaphobe - so the phone doesn't comes with me. And if I'm in PUBLIC? Oh it stays in my pockets.

Second - I'm terrible at multitasking. Even though most of us should be on "auto-pilot" when we're in the rest room, I still need to focus!

I actually spend it intentionally thinking (on some idea or project) and if an idea comes, I quickly go and write it down - once I've finished taking care of business! 😁

Isaiah 😊
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Isaiah
Your second paragraph made me laugh!
Its good that you can do some creative thinking while taking care of business and taking notes asap is very important too. It's too easy to forget good ideas if we dont!

Dave
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Newme202 Premium
Awesome tip
BUT
Not sure I want to.do.that
This is where I have my most creative moments
Not social media but writing down my thoughts for my next topic for my niches
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Simone
No worries. Glad you have found a source for your creativity!
Have a great weekend

Dave
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Newme202 Premium
It is awesome
No kids
No noise
Just me and my voice notes and ideas :)
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I penned the rough drafts of all my books there, Simone!🤣
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Newme202 Premium
See, it is not only me ,:)
Thank you, Jeff
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You're very welcome, Simone! Why waste productive time?
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Newme202 Premium
I agree!
Make every moment count
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Moreover, Simone! Where else do we have complete solitude?
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Newme202 Premium
So right, Jeff
So many me time, Jeff :)
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1Rudy1 Premium
Haha...wasn't sure which pot you were referring to, and I was thinking this would be the one...

Oh yeah, it's what I call any type of book or magazine as 'bathroom reading material'. As a kid, my sisters were always waiting to use rhe bathroom cuz I was in there reading...

Used to stash my book behind the tank and wall...lol.

Rudy
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Rudy

Good to hear that you were pioneering this idea years ago, although your sisters might not have been so pleased about it 😀

Dave
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1Rudy1 Premium
For sure...lol. fortunately, my folks had a master bathroom...

Rudy
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Good idea. I never use the phone on the pot. I had an ex-boss who used to do that. He'd transmit all the noises. Nasty.

Terry
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Terry
Yes it's one thing to scroll through social media but making calls while performing is just asking for trouble

Dave
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feigner Premium
i know there was a shortage of loo rolls but books....criminal.....lol....
not having a phone its the only thing to do...
but is very interruptive as it just starts to get intersting in the book and there goes the call ' are you going to be long' ....
will need to finish that chapter later......
phil
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Dave07 Premium
Yeah I know what you mean. A good book could mean longer than usual in the bathroom and a grumpy knock on the door!

Dave
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Suzay Premium Plus
Ha Haha! Phine one Phil, you got me laughing!
Suzay
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