How to be more productive
A lot of people waste their day planning and contemplating without actually taking action and physically doing things.
Success in life is determined by how much time you spend working on your goals. If you wish to become a pilot, the only way you’ll earn your license is through hours and hours of practice. Same thing if you wish to become a lawyer, doctor, or an entrepreneur.
Procrastination is what kills dreams. If you cannot get yourself to wake up early in the morning and immediately start working hard towards your goals, as though nothing else matters, then you’re going nowhere. This article will go over 3 ways to become more productive in your daily life.
3 ways to become more productive
1. Plan your day in advance
This is the key to productivity. When you plan your day in advance, preferably the previous night, you wake up in the morning with full clarity on what needs to be done. Your day starts with a clear direction and you can focus your energy on tackling the most important tasks.
Make it a habit to always take a few minutes at the end of each day to plan for the following day. If you would like to like to take it a notch up then you can even start creating weekly and even monthly plans.
2. Eliminate all non-essential distractions
Distractions are the culprit for many people’s procrastination. Make a list of all the distractions you’re easily prone to giving in to, and then cross out all the non-essential ones that don’t really add any meaningful value to your life. From that point onwards, make it a goal to eliminate it during your working hours. For example, if you establish that your smartphone is your biggest distraction, you can put it on mute and then keep it in another room while working.
3. Reward yourself for accomplishing goals
Attaching a reward system to your work can go a long way in helping you stay motivated and work hard, even when you feel tired and out of it.
You can reward yourself with your favorite indulgencies each time you accomplish something meaningful. For example, if you successfully finish writing a report that you had been dreading, you can reward yourself with your favorite snack. After clearing your unread emails folder, you can go make yourself a cup of coffee.