As anyone knows, I’m big on productivity. I’ve always wanted to be able to get more done in less time, and have constantly tried to build systems a find lifehacks to help me in my neverending quest to get more words written.
I’m lucky because as a writer, volume of words is always tempered by quality, and I have stats to show me that my quality drops if I drive myself too hard. But toxic productivity is a thing that we need to recognise and try and combat. I try and avoid saying I’m trying to be more productive as a writer as the connotation is that it just means writing more words, and instead say that i want to be more efficient as a writer.
In this video, I go over what toxic productivity is, what it means to writers and how to avoid it.