3 Tips To Avoid Toxic Productivity

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Do you feel the need to be constantly busy? Always working on something? Going the extra mile at work, always trying to squeeze in one more task? Everything is goal oriented -leaving you feeling burned out, emotionally drained, and exhausted.

Well, you’re not alone. You’re suffering from toxic productivity and it’s something I constantly  am attuned to because I’ve succumbed many times as well.

(2:30) The definition of toxic productivity.

(04:00) Tip 1 – When and how to set boundaries and say no. We must be careful with what we dedicate our time to, it is invaluable!

(8:10) Tip 2 – Focusing on the important and not just the urgent. We want to live in the quadrant of urgent and important not urgent and not important!

(14:00) Tip 3 – eliminating the unnecessary. How can we reduce the things we do that don’t move us forward?

(17:20) The most challenging part of avoiding toxic productivity.

Words to live by – “If it is not a hell yes, then it is a no”. I know, it is so hard to slow down. In the long run, though, this isn’t helping anything. We must master the art of when to do nothing. Did you know, only 20% of the work we put in causes 80% of the results? How can we reduce the things we do that aren’t helping us more forward? If you want to learn move about my method of being brutal on what gets done – listen to this episode. Thank you for being here and until next time, it was good to see you.


Say No Guide – Your guide for evaluating which opportunities to say yes to and which ones deserve a no: https://www.drrupawong.com/say-no

Eisenhower Fillable Matrix – Your free workbook for determining your IMPORTANT tasks, not just your urgent ones: https://www.drrupawong.com/matrix

Amazon link for Essentialism – The disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown


I'm Rupa Wong.

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?


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