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Find Your Productivity Catalyst

By March 9, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

Procrastination isn’t always bad, but it’s hardly ever good, either. When you procrastinate, you’re telling yourself that you really don’t have to do something when in fact, you do. There are always consequences from procrastination, and sometimes those consequences are more than we’re prepared to handle.  So how do we bust out of the cycle of putting stuff off? Simple: we use our ritual to get us started. Here are a few examples of potential rituals to get you started.


Lots of people forget to start out with meditation in the morning, and because of this, they often don’t get a great start to their day. But meditation doesn’t necessarily mean sitting cross-legged in front of a TV for an hour. Sometimes meditation comes in the form of reading the newspaper with some coffee, or reading a book you find to be inspirational.

Find Your “Thing”

The famous writer Ernest Hemingway always sharpened six pencils before he started writing. Some people like to arrange things on their desks like Charles Dickens. There are also more modern versions of processes like that, like cleaning out your inbox or checking your Facebook pages before you get to work. Sometimes all it takes is a cup of tea, and you’re ready to start working.


Exercise may wear us out a little, but most of the time, it’s energizing and can get our days started with a bang. Start your day with a glass of water and a routine you enjoy and love to do. It doesn’t have to be more than a few minutes, and exercising when you work at a desk all day is important, anyway.

No matter what your productivity catalyst is, use it wisely, and stick to it. Beat procrastination by being stubbornly set in your ways so that later, you reap the reward of relaxation.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.