Every day I wake up I want to produce something. For me it is a natural instinct, for others, it is the biggest challenge in their day.
I am constantly asked how I do it all. In college, I always had at least 3-4 things on my plate and now as a graduate, I have 4 different jobs.
For me, it comes naturally. What I don’t get is why it doesn’t to others. I have been asking myself this question a lot lately.
How many of you would like to be more productive? What does that look like for you?
Getting your work done faster?
Producing more work?
My mission is to deduct why I am the way I am and teach you how to be a little bit more productive. These aren’t going to be easy if you are just starting out but they are achievable.
Start recognizing small things that you don’t like about yourself and wish you could change. Don’t be general or start pitying yourself. “I want to be cleaner” or “I wish I was more organized” are too broad. Be specific and honest.
I want to make my bed every day
I want my car to be clean
I want to not search for my keys every day
I want to be able to find files on my laptop or computer
These are all doable and reachable. Make your bed, take your trash every time you leave your car, place your keys in one spot, make a file folder on your desktop – BAM.
These are the types of small steps that lead you to a cleaner and more productive lifestyle. Now, just pick one. That is it – just one.
Do that one thing every day for a month. You will be surprised how quickly your brain adapts and requires that action.
I am a huge believer in the sunshine. It can decrease depression and create healthy habits.
“Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. This is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.” – Healthline.com
Open your windows in your room and let those rays in! Do this one small thing and I promise you it will start your day off better than you could imagine.
DON’T FORCE YOURSELF TO WORK
If you are sitting in front of your computer and can’t think straight then maybe it is time for a break. Take a walk. Move. Do something.
Sometimes in order to be more productive, you have to detach from the screen, book, or whatever is causing you stress. Mental blocks are your mind’s way of telling you to take a break.
Another way to get past mental blocks is to tackle smaller and easier tasks first. Whenever I find myself stuck I just find something on my list that is easy. I accomplish that and maybe one or two more and then I feel good about myself again and get right back to it!
There you have it! Ways to get more done and be more focused. Let me know how these tips work for you! I can’t wait to hear.