For the next 7 days I’m going to be a complete slob in the name of productivity

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Pictured: Today's lunch, a crappy movie (Red 2), and my adult-sized, ultra-comfortable onesie.
Pictured: Today’s lunch, a crappy movie (Red 2), and my adult-sized, ultra-comfortable onesie.

For the next 7 days I’m going to be as big of a slob as possible, all in the name of productivity of course.

I will be..

  • Ordering in or getting takeout at least once a day
  • Watching at least 2 hours of TV every day
  • Cleaning up after myself as little as possible
  • Showering as little as possible
  • Wearing lazy clothes all week long
  • Moving around as little as possible

And I won’t be..

What’s the connection to productivity? All week long I’m going to be mindful of how these changes affect my productivity (especially my energy, focus, and motivation). I’ll also still try to get a full week’s worth of work done (40 hours).

No word of a lie, this might be one of the more difficult experiments I’ve done for A Year of Productivity so far. I love the feeling of being productive, so this should be quite a change.

At the end of the experiment I’ll write up everything I learn, and I’ll also be posting live updates on twitter, using the hashtag #AYOPSlobWeek!

Hope you’ll join me for the ride.

  • Wish I had thought of this. Great reason to tell the girlfriend I am being a slob. “it is all about the science, honey”

    All kidding aside, looking forward to seeing your results.

    • Thanks man! Haha yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Might be harder and harder to convince her as the experiment rolls on and the pile of food wrappers/garbage/other stuff around me grows larger and larger..

  • Wish I had thought of this. Great reason to tell the girlfriend I am being a slob. “it is all about the science, honey”

    All kidding aside, looking forward to seeing your results.

    • Thanks man! Haha yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Might be harder and harder to convince her as the experiment rolls on and the pile of food wrappers/garbage/other stuff around me grows larger and larger..

  • Like I said on Twitter, this is awesome on so many levels lol.

    I can definitely see where it would be challenging. Watching two hours of TV every day honestly sounds boring. Good luck with this man. Eat lots of pizza!!! :)

    • Oh man, you have no idea. It’s terrible. Thankfully most shows on the Food Network are interesting enough! I’m thinking Indian food today, it’ll be a nice change after eating Buger King the last couple of days!

  • Like I said on Twitter, this is awesome on so many levels lol.

    I can definitely see where it would be challenging. Watching two hours of TV every day honestly sounds boring. Good luck with this man. Eat lots of pizza!!! :)

    • Oh man, you have no idea. It’s terrible. Thankfully most shows on the Food Network are interesting enough! I’m thinking Indian food today, it’ll be a nice change after eating Buger King the last couple of days!

  • Best title to a blog post I’ve read in a while. I’ll be looking forward to reading about the results of this experiment. Productivity and being able to maintain the discipline to achieve it over a long period of time is something I’m always striving for. If I can make slobbing productive, well, I’m just gonna be living life feeling like a boss. ;)

    • Haha, thanks man! I’m learning a ton from the experiment, especially about the interplay between sloppiness and productivity. Will have lots to share for sure :)

  • Best title to a blog post I’ve read in a while. I’ll be looking forward to reading about the results of this experiment. Productivity and being able to maintain the discipline to achieve it over a long period of time is something I’m always striving for. If I can make slobbing productive, well, I’m just gonna be living life feeling like a boss. ;)

    • Haha, thanks man! I’m learning a ton from the experiment, especially about the interplay between sloppiness and productivity. Will have lots to share for sure :)

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