We all strive to be more productive, to manage our time better and to get more done in less time. However, this striving to increase productivity often leads to a very stressful life, exhaustion and both mental and physical breakdowns. What can we do in order to be both productive, efficient, happy and relaxed at the same time? I believe the most important thing for someone who wants to achieve this balance is to stop chasing short term productivity and focus on long term productivity instead. It might be tough at first, but it’s really worth it in the long run.