Productivity Audit for Month 1

Per goal 055, I am to evaluate my productivity and security on a monthly basis. Hmm…. Let’s see here… I’ve noticed that I am having an increasing dependence on Google services. I find that I very frequently use Gmail, Voice, Docs, Maps, Search, Reader, Analytics, Calendar, Contacts, Adsense, Goog-411, and of course, Blogger. Naturally, one set of account credentials is used across the board. While I do change my password every few months to a computer-generated series of capitalized and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols; I feel as though having two-factor authentication would make me feel more at-ease with having all this information floating around in the cloud.

Google… Tokens, pretty please??? Or maybe ask me security questions when I’m logging on from an unrecognized client?

That’s really all I can think of for security. I’ve recently changed all of my passwords for my most critical applications.

Now to productivity improvements… This morning I sat in one spot for at least thirty minutes and did nothing. I didn’t even think about anything. I must have still been half asleep. I could have been doing something a little more worth-while, such as catching up in my Bible readings or marching around the apartment to the tune of Yankee Doodle Boy (just as an example). Nonetheless, despite waking up at 9am, I didn’t actually leave the apartment until after noon. And in those morning hours I managed to shower and eat. That’s all.

I find that I still forget to do quite a bit. I really need to find a way to manage my tasks (goal 054). I need to be able to quickly add and update tasks from wherever I am. I should be able to see them at all times on any computer, including my phone because if my list of reminders is not right in front of me, how am I going to remember to look at it?

Other than these issues, I feel as though I am remaining very productive. I haven’t been falling behind to such a degree where I am unable to catch up.

On a side note, I think it would be a good idea for me to look back to previous productivity audits on a monthly basis to see how I’ve improved. Yes, yes… Brilliant conjecture!

Stay classy, fellow bloggers.