Psychology: annual cycles of┬áproductivity
I learned an┬áinteresting thing about my productivity┬áÔÇô each year, I perform better and┬áworse in┬áprecisely the┬ásame months as┬áin┬áprevious ones. I have checked this dependency since 2019. I add my performance (good, average, bad) to┬áthe┬ágoogle sheets to┬ásee the┬ápattern.
March-April is the┬ámost effective time, April-June is a┬áhigh-performance time, July is less effective or┬árandom, August-September is effective, October-November is a┬ábad-performance time, and┬áDecember-January is the┬áworst-performance time, February is a┬árandom time.
What to┬ádo in┬áthe┬ábad-performance months? I think it is time to┬árelax and┬ámake trips, learn or┬ápractice new stuff. For┬áexample, I am drawing and┬áplaying the┬ápiano in┬ásuch months (IÔÇÖve been playing since 2021). I also made some mistakes: I played some computer games during the┬ábad-performance times because games donÔÇÖt involve responsibility, and┬ágames have no┬ádeadlines so that I can stick to┬ámy tempo.
One of┬áthe┬áideas to┬áspend November and┬áDecember is to┬átravel to┬ásome countries, like Thailand, Indonesia, Dominican republic. You may just relax and┬áspend a┬álittle time working. It is not┬ábad to┬ámake progress slowly and┬áspend less time at┬áwork. We are people┬áÔÇô we live for┬áemotions and┬áfun. Ask an┬áentrepreneur whether he spends all his time working. An┬áentrepreneur is calm; he delegates work to┬áothers and┬ámakes the┬ácompany work sustainably without the┬áinvolvement of┬áthe┬áentrepreneur himself. Otherwise, it is not┬áa┬ábusiness.
What does it mean for┬áyou? First, also analyze your productivity cycles, find your patterns, and┬áthink about how to┬árespond to┬áthem. And, you may expect a┬álot of┬ánew content on┬ámy blog and┬áyoutube channel. The┬áblog theme, by┬áthe┬áway, will be slightly changed: there will be content about traveling, architecture, business, and┬áfinances. In┬áApril I start a┬áproject on┬áalternative investments. I will tell a┬álot about creating a┬ábusiness in┬áAustria and┬áwhy alternative investments are important for┬áany investor.