How I Doubled my Productivity by Day End

Don’t wanna kill too many trees

So I was on m daily prowl on Product Hunt for some great stuff to dig my hands into and I ran across Forest. I was so intrigued by it I immediately downloaded it on my phone.

So how Forest works is that you select a tree and “plant” it for a specified amount of time and It visually grows before you. The catch is that you can switch or exit the app, if you do the tree “dies”. It’s essentially aimed to increase productivity and it wants us to stop “phubbing”(roaming aimlessly across the internet).

So I planted a tree and got to work and every time my itched towards that phone I saw that tree growing and stopped! It was incredible how much I was able to get done when I finally picked up my phone to see my shiny new tree. I know it’s stupid but It felt like a small accomplishment. I’m a Designer and i build Brand Identities and Websites and I often have multiple projects going on at the same time. I’m glad i found this app when I did

That entire week I started planting trees by the hour and It became a personal goal to focus and build up an entire forest of trees of productivity. naturally my productivity increased and I was able to get so much of stuff done during that week.

So that’s how I doubled my productivity and here’s a small part of my little forest.

WooHoo! Look at all that time being actually used!

It’s not going to work for everyone. Some people reading this are not going to like this but I hope the rest of you got something out of it.

I think the key lesson is that you’ll always need to find a way to make your productivity and your work happen around your personality, around something that makes sense for you. I’m a Designer and I often have ultiple projects floating around in my head. I found this to be razor sharp way to cut the clutter and focus on one thing for a short amount of time

Let me know your thoughts, I’d love to hear them! :)