Do you spuddle?

  • Do you spuddle?

    Posted by Sarah on August 17, 2023 at 10:42 am

    AP Studio member @agilbride-readopendoorhealth-com shared a new word with me… spuddle. It’s from the 17th century and means to work ineffectively; to be extremely busy whilst achieving absolutely nothing; to assign trivial things undue importance.

    It’s a concept many professionals can relate to. That feeling of looking back on your day or your week – knowing you felt wildly busy, but not being able to articulate what was actually accomplished.

    When do you notice yourself “spuddling”? What drives spuddle? Drop your thoughts below.

    Chris replied 6 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Chris

    August 18, 2023 at 6:50 am

    I may be the King Spuddler!

    When I decide to despuddle, I do three things:

    • Create a simple task/project list with things I know I want to accomplish. And keep it visually nearby.

    • Focus on one at a time and get it done.

    • Go back to the list, check it off and pick the next one I want to do.

    It sounds so basic, and it is, but it is the only thing that keeps me from spuddling too much!

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