When we talk about secrets to productivity, mostly we think they would be Pomodoro technique, having a schedule, working out, etc.
While all of that is true, there is something way bigger than it: Our rest schedule.
Rest and rejuvenation is not sitting idle, wasting time, and something to be done when we will have more time. It is rather a way of getting more productive. Because even when we are not doing “work” on the outside, amidst the games that we play, the music that we work on or maybe while folding clothes, the mind is working on its own patterns to bring us our solutions.
And that, in turn, accelerates our productivity.
Old ways (of napping, engaging in creative pursuits, not being busy) are indeed the real gold.