I have been conscious of being productive at living for a few years now and by and large it has enriched my life. I value time far more than I used to before and that keeps me focused at tasks at hand. I also started taking note of my energy levels, moods and seasonal interests.
However, I am just a human who is experiencing various phases of life, with changes in mindset and physiology that I never anticipated before. And this makes me break my productivity cycles from time to time. I suffer periods of time in days and weeks where I pique and get a lot of things done but then follow with a lull that acts like a quagmire and I sink into it further for a long and unpredictable period till I get that final burst of energy to become productive again.
I am following a custom version of David Allen's GTD on Evernote in combination with Wunderlist. Things do progress well when I look back the years but I feel I miss out my potential.
I read Charles Duhigg's book, The Habit Loop and it helped me hack my mind a bit and I am truly inspired by Steve Job's Stanford commencement where he mentions death as a tool to achieve in life all that is great. Yet, my lulls keep coming back.
Can personal productivity be made consistent? What are the key tenets that need to be worked on? Just time, energy and will or there is something more to it.