While looking at The Happiness Project, Steve Pavlina, Randy Pausch etc I realize there are a number of objective things you need to do in your life to be productive. One needs to learn how to sleep early, get organized, eat healthy, exercise.
However, then, there is also a state of mind you need to be in.
Bear with me, my question is perhaps philosophical but objective:
Does the increase in comfort and control over your living situation help you get more productive?
Personally, over the years I've put in effort, less sleep and hard work in a very crammed living situation and I've been very productive with my career, which also happens to be my hobby: engineering and computer science.
Now, I want to keep going, I want to learn how to build micro-processors with my hands, I want to learn how to write an operating system and build robots.
But I feel like my living situation hampers my productivity. I live in a very tiny room with a slightly schizophrenic relative who has cluttered the place with about a few thousand religious books, and with whom I share a 1m wide bed.
Although I am one of the few who can afford his own apartment room by now, this would be considered wasteful and lavish. (Especially the number of computers I want to own), but more often the condescension and volatile nature of my house disables me from a strict plan.
I am caught at war between myself, with people saying that productivity is all in the mind ? and you should train yourself to just adjust the situation.
Or should I go and move out, build myself a laboratory home, where my life is in my control and I can make myself a predictable schedule and follow it.
Question : Will moving into my own home, with the added expenditure and responsibility, help me gain control over my life so I can be productive? (Enough to exercise daily and work extra after my day job and on weekends)