In this epic blog post, I’m offering you 3 ways to be more productive from the beginning of the day. These can offer you some ways to manage your stress strategically, and be more mindful of your blindspots right away. A few months ago I wrote about 4 steps that can help you achieve success. I obtained a lot of positive reviews about it and some people also asked for tips on how to be productive, and how to maintain that level of productivity in the long run.
Each day, we wake-up with the feeling of wanting to make a difference in our lives. We want to be the best form of ourselves. However, things come-up constantly throughout the day which easily distract us from achieving our goals. In episode 32, I reveal 6 quick & easy steps to changing anything. I encourage you to have a listen because they can help you evaluate what’s standing in the way of your own productivity.
Often times, it’s those distractions that negatively impact how much we can accomplish, and further drives a wedge into our ability to manage our time, thus maintain tasks throughout the day. We might even lose faith in life’s little messages being offered to us, so read-on if this is you.
Here are 3 tips to start off your day on-point for productivity.
1 – Always plan your day
If you want to have a highly productive day, and wake-up on a mission, then you should always start by planning all your activities. Planning helps you start out your day with full knowledge of what you want to achieve. It helps to stay ahead of the game by ensuring you have your schedule done the night before. This helps you start-off the day knowing exactly which items are of greatest priority. Don’t wing-it! If planning is difficult to do, you might need to deconstruct your routine and take a closer look at your daily habits
2. Be aware of your goals
You should know what goals you want to accomplish, both in the short and long term. Before you begin your day, it’s a great idea to read your key goals. By keeping your goals in a journal close to your bedside, you’ll be able to read your goals as a part of your powerful morning routine. By reviewing your goals each morning, you’ll stay focused on the important things during the day, thus enabling you to be more productive and reach your true potential as the day progresses. You should also ensure that you align your short goals to the long term ones if you want to achieve the latter in the shortest time possible.
3. Know Your Distractions in Order To Avoid Them
I can’t say that I’m perfect…I also get distracted once in a while and it prevents me from getting things done in due time. When I feel distracted, I know exactly what to do. Do you know what to do when you get distracted? Are you mindful enough to know that you’ve gone down the rabbit hole and you’re losing productivity? Did you know that the average American adult (over 18 years) spends about 2 and a half hours on their phones every day. And this is only phones; think about all the other things that can distract you on a daily basis. So how can you avoid them? Try to use your phone when needed and ensure that you complete all of the important items before embarking on other things. This will help you stay focused in all of your endeavours. Meditation can help you boost your productivity levels in any area of your life by helping you pay better attention to your thoughts, and actions. Meditation is also very useful at helping you be in the moment, shifting your entire life to finding joy in the simpler things, vs constantly seeking validation from external sources.
The following podcast episode on stress management strategies can definitely help you be more productive:
- Keeping a positive attitude.
- Accepting that you can’t control everything.
- Being assertive rather than aggressive by speaking your feelings rather than becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
- Managing your physiology through meditation, yoga, or tai-chi.
- Having a regular exercise routine.
- Maintaining a healthy diet with more greens, and less refined foods.
- Using your time more effectively.
- Setting appropriate boundaries and learning to say no to requests that over-extend you and your time.
- Making time for hobbies, interests, and chill-time.
- Adapting a good sleep routine.