4.07.2012

Productivity (and inside jokes on the internet are the best).

I am not a normal individual. If you've read any of my posts, you could probably have figured that out fairly quickly. And like those lacking in normalcy, I spend my time on things that others would consider a waste. For instance, I have yet to see the harm in rereading a novel 7 times or color-coding my closet. I procrastinate by googling "procrastination" and I plan to paint a set of Russian Nesting dolls like Harry Potter characters. I see nothing wrong with any of this, but the rolled eyes of others have not gone unobserved. Which is why the irony did not escape me as I was discussing my latest idea with a fellow blogger queen.

Productivity Points.

It's a system of ranking how productive your day has been. Each activity you perform, you get a certain amount of points. Once the day is over, you add your points and see where your number lands on the ULTIMATE PRODUCTIVITY SCALE.

The following is a list of activities and the points associated with them.


  • Sleeping: -2 per hour (-4 every hour past 10 AM)
  • Waking up: +14
  • Showering: +3
  • Going to work/class: +15
  • Skipping work/class: -15
  • Eating food (one of three main meals): +4
  • Eating food (do you really need to eat that?): -2
  • Internet (for work, school, DIY): +7
  • Internet (Facebooking, meme-finding, youtube-watching, tweeting, tumblring, pinteresting): -5 per hour
  • Internet (Porn): -5 
  • Internet (Porn…but only to help improve my technique, honest!): +0.3
  • Talking to people: +1 per person
  • Gossiping to people: -1 per person (unless the gossip is part of an elaborate plan to save someone you love, in which case: +15)
  • Studying/Homework: +8 per assignment
  • Fixing a toilet: +15
  • Making dinner for a family of at least three: +12
  • Blog post: +3.5
  • Blog post in April: +7
  • Blog post used as procrastination technique: -3
  • Singing along to your favorite song: 0
  • Choreographing dance to your favorite song: +2.7
  • Watching TV: -4 per hour
  • Watching News: +1 per hour (until it comes to the point where they just re-report everything you've already seen: -1 per hour)
  • Knitting a scarf: +4
  • Reading book: +4 per 100 pages
  • Night on the town (drunk): -4 (because you will need to take time out of tomorrow to correct possible mistakes)
  • Night on the town (not drunk): +3
  • Shopping (essentials): +5
  • Shopping (do you really need that?): -0.5 per item
  • Cleaning something: +6
  • Learning a new skill (small): +5
  • Learning a new skill (large): +10
  • Went outside: +3.5
  • Went back inside after 10 minutes: -6
  • Exercise: +5 per hour
  • Family outing: +8
  • Making a family tree: +9
  • Cutting down an oak tree: -3 (unless it's for survival: +9.8)
  • Finished a task (small): +11
  • Finished a task (large): +22
  • Feeding the ducks: +2


ULTIMATE SCALE OF PRODUCTIVITY

14 and below: Incredibly Unproductive
0-15: Unproductive
16-39: Mildly Productive
40-60: Productive
61 and up: Incredibly Productive


I just realized that this has a strong correlation with The Sims.

I'm thinking I'm going to invent a pocket-sized electronic Scale of Productivity, so people can keep track at all times. It's going to take the world by storm.



Right. File this under "Ways Lexie Avoids Showering"



17 comments:

  1. I say I'm Unproductive today lol

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  2. HEY I GOOGLE PROCRASTINATION TOO!

    I don't know why I've been using caps so much these days lol.

    Excellent scale of productivity. I'm kind of scared to measure myself on a school day, because I honestly might be at like 5 or 6. You should add commenting on someone's blog to the ranking! Like positive for commenting, negative if doing so for procrastination.(Can you tell I'm looking for any positive points I can get?)

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    1. You get at least 8 points for this comment. AT LEAST

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  3. I wasn't the first comment, I don't know what to do now.


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    I wouldn't forget. Ever.

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  4. Also I actually added up my score and got the result of Mildly Productive which I'm pretty happy about.

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    1. And did you feel like the scale was accurate? You didn't feel cheated right? I wasn't sure how well I set up the scale. Preliminary phase you know.

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    2. Perfect scale. You did the Productivity Points complete justice.

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  5. For the record I'm all for re-reading a book seven times. I may have done this myself...

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    1. In my world, that's normal. And so is watching the same movie 5 times within 2 days.

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  6. I think if I tried hard enough I could possibly hit negative numbers, but if I were you I would send it to Maxis and tell them to make it part of the Sims. It seems like it would fit.

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  7. BEST IDEA EVER.
    How many points is it if I'm too lazy to even add up my points? What if I don't add up my points because I'm too busy homeworking and commenting on blogs?

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    1. YOU'RE SO PHILOSOPHICAL! STOP IT! STOP MAKING MY BRAIN HURT!

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  8. http://beautywithvalerie.blogspot.com/

    please be my first follower and i'll love you forever <333

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