What Stops You From Being Productive Based On Your Sign


You’re working, you’re focused, and then something interrupts your flow. What is it that distracts you and how can you stop that.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You wouldn't think it's true, but multitasking is what derails Aries' from being productive.

The truth is that extremely productive people focus on one task at a time, and when it's finished, they can move on to the next.

While the human brain can handle two tasks at a time fairly effectively, if you add in a third, the brain can become overwhelmed and can make mistakes, causing the person to redo things.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

This sign can be extremely driven and focused, but they also enjoy their chill time.

If a Taurus feels like they need to take a moment, they’ll come up with a handful of silly excuses as to why they shouldn't do work anymore.

The truth is Taurus can be focused when they want to be, but sometimes they'd rather do something mindless like watch a show on netflix.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

What derails this sign most from being productive.. is people.

People who call them or stop by their desk completely distracts a Gemini. This sign isn't going to turn down the opportunity to chat with someone.

Every time Gemini gets interrupted, even if it's for a work question or someone needing their help, it's going to distract them and make it more challenging for them to get back on track.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

One of the abilities that highly productive people have is how they tend to not dwell on the past. Unfortunately, Cancers think about the past quite often.

Once Cancer starts thinking about the things they did or didn't do, the relationships that failed or the mistakes they made, their productivity is toast.

Cancers are most productive when their desire to succeed is stronger than their fear of failure or their inability to let go of the past.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

This sign is usually really good about being productive and staying on task, but what can completely derail them is when someone needs their help, even if they don't ask for it.

It's just people trust them and confide in them and the truth is Leos want to help.

It's not unusual for Leo to take on someone else's problems as if it’s their own.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Perfectionism is something that this sign struggles with.

They know it's impossible to achieve, and yet, sometimes they can't resist putting all their focus and energy into trying to accomplish something flawless.

Unfortunately, perfectionism is one of the largest obstacles to being productive. So Virgo, strive to do the best job you can and forget trying to be perfect.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

This is actually the sign that gets the most distracted.

Something can catch their interest on the internet and suddenly, instead of doing their work, they're watching a murder mystery video or posting something on social media.

Libras are also all about fun and aren’t the type to turn down a good time but of course that can derail them from being productive.

Another thing is negative self-talk. Sometimes a Libra can worry too much about what others will think, so that stops them from moving forward.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Sometimes Scorpios are just too self-reliant and independent because not asking for help can completely derail them from being productive.

There's no shame in asking stupid questions or asking for help. Nobody knows everything, and how will you learn if you don't ask?

Think of all the time that gets wasted trying to figure out something on your own because you're just too proud to ask for help.

Everybody needs help at some point or another, and by refusing to get it, you get in the way of your own productivity.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

What derails this sign is everything. It's great that Sagittarians are always excited and willing to help, but sometimes, you have to say no so you can concentrate on the things you need to do.

Sagittarians want to make everyone happy, even at their own expense. When you say "no" to things that aren't your own priority, you have the time and energy to focus on being productive.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Even the most productive and diligent of all the signs occasionally gets distracted.

Its Capricorn's own productivity that gets in the way of staying on track and keeping focused. This sign is known for working so hard that they forget take breaks or vacations.

Remember Capricorns, you are not a robot, take breaks or suffer from burnout. You will get so overwhelmed, you won't be able to think straight.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

What distracts the usually intensely focused Aquarius is unrealistic expectations.

Aquarians can get so caught up in their brilliant ideas that they don't prepare as well as they should for the things that can go wrong or the rough times.

When something goes wrong, Aquarius will get frustrated and disappointed, making it difficult for them to get back into the groove of the project they were working on.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

One of the things that gets in the way of a Pisces' being productive is when they have too many ideas happening at the same time.

Pisces may have trouble focusing on one idea and carrying it through until completed.

They're so creative that one idea leads to another until they have so many ideas they don't know which one to start.

It's wonderful to have many ideas as long as you don't let them overwhelm you.