Psychology: annual cycles of productivity

I learned an interesting thing about my productivity – each year, I perform better and worse in precisely the same months as in previous ones. I have checked this dependency since 2019. I add my performance (good, average, bad) to the google sheets to see the pattern.

March-April is the most effective time, April-June is a high-performance time, July is less effective or random, August-September is effective, October-November is a bad-performance time, and December-January is the worst-performance time, February is a random time.

What to do in the bad-performance months? I think it is time to relax and make trips, learn or practice new stuff. For example, I am drawing and playing the piano in such months (I’ve been playing since 2021). I also made some mistakes: I played some computer games during the bad-performance times because games don’t involve responsibility, and games have no deadlines so that I can stick to my tempo.

One of the ideas to spend November and December is to travel to some countries, like Thailand, Indonesia, Dominican republic. You may just relax and spend a little time working. It is not bad to make progress slowly and spend less time at work. We are people – we live for emotions and fun. Ask an entrepreneur whether he spends all his time working. An entrepreneur is calm; he delegates work to others and makes the company work sustainably without the involvement of the entrepreneur himself. Otherwise, it is not a business.

What does it mean for you? First, also analyze your productivity cycles, find your patterns, and think about how to respond to them. And, you may expect a lot of new content on my blog and youtube channel. The blog theme, by the way, will be slightly changed: there will be content about traveling, architecture, business, and finances. In April I start a project on alternative investments. I will tell a lot about creating a business in Austria and why alternative investments are important for any investor.

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