I questioned myself in the last 5 years how much impact my age has on my productivity at work. In fact, I have noticed that I am doing the same work I was doing in less than 50% of the time I took earlier. How is it possible? I am not reinventing the wheel when I need to do the same work as all the processes I followed earlier are all embedded in my mind as work product. I am not using work product here with the legal meaning but purely to assign a name for the embedded processes. Earlier, I used to work 12-14 hours a day without any tiredness but now after 8-10 hours of work, I see a little bit of tireness as my body is requesting me to rest. But the enthusiasm to wake up and do my work has never gone down as yet. Many started working from home due to pandemic but I have started working from home since 2001 and I have completed full 20 years already working from home. When you work for yourself, the flexibility you enjoy is unlimited. Without digressing further, let me get to the topic. A friend of mine asked how do I maintain my interest to work and keep my productivity high. By asking this question, he allowed me to investigate my work and my habits during work. I have come to the following conclusions: 1) I do have preference of what I really like to do and what I don't like to do and choose what I like to do first in order to motivate myself to work. I feel it is inevitable for everyone. However, I don't prolong that work just because I enjoy doing it. Once it is done, I move on to the next best work I like without dreaming about what I just did. 2) I also realize that when I do the work I like, time passes quickly and I lose elapse of time. When I mix my work with something new that I had never done before, it helps me learn new things but also makes me feel as though I have more hours in a day. 3) The biggest set back in my work happens when I need to switch the context multiple times. It is common for all of us to meet an emergency situation with the clients resulting in us dropping an important work to address the most urgent request from the clients. But in the routine work, we control our time and it is always best to do context switching in an organized way. 4) I have the discipline to check my emails and voice mails only 2-3 times a day and the rest of the time is assigned for doing various tasks. No matter how many emails popup in between, I don't address them right away. 5) The work consist of multiple tasks doesn't flow in an organized way to my desk but how I decide to do it helps me to improve my productivity. I definitely know that I don't have to match the outflow with inflow and sometimes elapse of time helps something to be resolved on its own. 6) Meetings whether they are virtual or physical involves time and attention. I purposely assign time in 15 minutes slot for the meeting and get to the topic quickly. If someone decides to lecture or stating something everyone knows, I gently request to be excused from the meeting so that I can move on to do something more productive. 7) I keep the goal behind every task in my mind's eye as sometimes the work itself becomes the goal without focus on the time used. In my view, I consider myself in a zone when I enjoy what I do allowing me to enjoy the present but without the feeling of 'I'. However, every task has a finish line. Productivity improvement is possible only when a task ends and another begins. 8) I am habitually self-disciplined. My drive to work comes from how I enjoy doing them more than how much I am appreciated for my work. I don't drift from my self-discipline to get a word of appreciation. Even if I had to encounter an adverse comments, I don't allow that to occupy my mind for long. I review, analyze and discard it quickly. 9) I am conscious of how my work affects others around me. It is important to contribute to a collective effort in a timely fashion. If I have to make a little bit of an extra effort, I do that in order to make someone's life easier. My input in a collective work product should not be a hindrance to someone else. Kindly share your insights. Let us continue to discussing everything relating to productivity in this thread.