All year long, the topic of goals is a big conversation piece between family, friends and coworkers. Individuals are still trying to reach their best selves while navigating unforeseen hurdles.
Reaching the destination of great productivity is not linear. In fact, it’s met with a plethora of challenges, obstacles, and hurdles that must be overcome.
In order to effectively dodge these barriers and become a productive person, you have to set goals. But, even though being productive is a popular goal, a reality check shows our life as hectic and draining. So, in some cases, reaching our goal becomes much more difficult.
– Do you struggle with being productive?
– Is your focus lacking?
– Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels and not really getting enough done?
– Maybe you have way too much on your plate and you need to take a realistic look at your schedule?
If you’re wanting to increase your overall productivity and finally get things done during the year, implement these goals into your daily routine and watch the success unfold.
1. Write In Your Planner Daily
One of the best ways to boost productivity is to remain organized. That means being aware of what your tasks are and when they are due.
The best way to do this is to keep a daily account of your actions. Whether you use a digital platform or a traditional planner, you have to outline your agenda for the day.
Getting those tasks out of your head gives you the clarity needed to effectively get them done.
2. Practice Deep Work
Deep work occurs when you’re completely engulfed in your task. It’s when flow is at its peak and distractions are minimal, if not non-existent.
One way to nail deep work is to set aside a block of time solely dedicated to accomplishing your task. Remove all distractions such as your phone or electronics from your space.
Starting with 20 minutes, complete your task without stopping.
You’ll find that the more you implement deep work into your routine, the easier it’ll be to get stuff done.
3. Remain Ahead of Schedule
In an ideal world, we’d all have our obligations taken care of ahead of time. However, we all know that planning for the future is met with its fair share of complications.
That’s why it’s best to use your time wisely. When you have the time available to you, complete your tasks. That way, you aren’t scrambling or rushing.
You’ll feel more organized and productive knowing you’ve planned ahead and taken care of everything ahead of time.
4. Wake Up Earlier
Start your day off right by learning how to become a morning person. Wake up at least 20 minutes early every day. Then, increase it by 10 minutes until you’ve reached an hour.
Countless studies have shown that waking up earlier is better for your health and increases productivity. Therefore, try waking up early every day and document how well you feel.
You’ll notice that becoming a morning person is actually invigorating and refreshing.
5. Take Time for Breaks
Give yourself time to recharge replenishes your brain and actually increases productivity. Be kind to yourself and take time to relax.
Make it a solid goal to take a 10-minute break for every hour spent doing something productive. This will help you get into the habit of being easy on yourself and increasing your energy.
They say it takes 30 days to turn an action into a habit. Therefore, keep at it!
If you develop a strong routine that aligns with your goals, you’ll notice a complete shift in productivity.
Productivity Awaits You!
See You on the Side of Success!
Elaine & Helen