You Should Stop Being an Over-Thinker Right Now! You Can Improve Your Productivity with Six Rules.

Roman Ceresnak, PhD
2 min readFeb 18, 2022
Autor fotky: Andrea Piacquadio na Pexels

During the last two years, I have been working so hard with the worries that I will not be the best in school, in the job, and so on, which lead me to many health problems. I slept 5 hours per day. I tried different pills, workouts, meditation and so on, but unfortunately, nothing helped me. After that, I came across one book called The horse the boy and the mole.

In that book, I read a quote that helped me immeasurably. One of my favourite quotes from the book is a boy and a horse is in the woods.
The boy says to the horse: I can’t see a way through.
The horse says: Can you see your next step?
The boy says: Yes.
The horse says: Just take that.

All of the time, we look at the goal, we look at the future, we look at the end game. We look at how long a journey it is, and we feel overwhelmed.
Instead of that, just go right. I am not going to worry about that because that will come. You will get closer to that with each step, so I don’t need to worry about how far away it is. All I need to focus on right now is my next step.

This approach brought me a lot of positive to my life. I finally could sleep more hours, feel fresh, feel confident and in general become a better version of myself.

I tried to implement the previous approach to my job, implementing six steps to my daily job. I do not know if it will work for you, but you should give that a shot.

  1. If you want to listen to music, switch to music without word lyrics.
  2. Power off your phone, not just on sleep mode or Do not Disturb, turn it off entirely or use a perfect blocking focus app to remove the urge of checking your phone.
  3. Write down: The task you want to complete, how long you plan on working on it, and what goal you need to have achieved by the end.
  4. Set a timer train yourself to be accountable.
  5. Take break. A five-minute walk/water break can make a huge difference. Do not go on your phone for the break.
  6. Divide tasks. Make your goals into small and accomplishable tasks. Be realistic and be willing to celebrate even small wins. You will avoid giving up easily that way.
Roman Ceresnak, PhD

AWS Cloud Architect. I write about education, fitness and programming. My website is