To-do List Troubles
Have you ever considered an open relationship with your significant other? And by significant other, I mean your to-do list.
I assume that most of you reading this cherish your daily, long listicle of what you ought to do that day in order to avoid feeling utterly disappointed with yourself. I definitely do. And rightly so. Without this list of very meaningful and urgent tasks to complete, how on earth could I possibly measure my productivity—the most indicative measure of a good life? Hmm…
The macroeconomic definition of productivity = total output per hour of work.
For example, a breakfast line cook can measure their productivity by calculating the total number of eggs fried per hour. But, this measure is somewhat outdated considering most modern jobs don’t have such a straightforward output. How would you measure the output of a comedian? By the number of individual chuckles they receive in a given night?
Measuring productivity has been especially difficult now that many of us are working from home and the line between work and home life has been blurred. Should work and home tasks be weighted equally? Is sending an e-mail more important than folding laundry? Both need to be done in order to avoid a chaotic life, so which one should we prioritize?