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Nothing, literally nothing feels as good as a day that’s spent productively. Knowing that you are killing all the little tasks while working towards your ultimate goal is literally the best feeling ever. Even the laziest person is always looking for little ways to be productive. If you consider yourself to be the laziest person to have walked the earth, you can still turn things around tomorrow and that’s the best part; It is never too late to add chunks of productivity to your daily life.
If you have made up your mind to use your time and energy efficiently and productively, then reading this article will help you kickstart the process. Listed below are 10 things that you need to do on a day to day basis to have a fruitful and productive day. Let’s get started!
Get an early start: There is no one meaning to the word ‘early.’ It varies from person to person and helps only when catered as per one’s schedule. Say, if you need to be at work at 9 am, it is ideal that you wake up at 6 am and get on with your day. That way you can have sufficient time to cherish your coffee, listen to your favorite music, plan your day and get to work on time.
Eat a healthy and heavy breakfast: There’s a reason that breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day. Getting your share of essential nutrients will ensure that your body has the energy to complement your fresh and focused mind.
Prioritize: Prioritizing and productivity go hand in hand. Know what needs to be done when and act accordingly. Initially, you will be tempted to strike off the unimportant yet easy things out of the way but with practice and dedication, you will soon realize that nothing compares to the kick you get when you finish up the hard and important things first. This will also ensure that your early and most productive hours are invested in doing the important things.
Keep distractions at bay: You will agree when we say that nothing is as distracting as your notification ringer. We all tend to pick up our phones and check our notifications right away. Don’t do that; remember time passed will never come back and on the other hand, the notifications have nowhere to go. Don’t let them come in the way of your productivity.
Set deadlines: No matter how big or small the task is, ensure that you always give yourself a deadline to finish it. That way, you will keep pushing yourself, mentally and physically. Don’t forget to make the deadlines challenging!
Make a list of all the small tasks: Small tasks like returning a phone call, giving clothes for laundry, replying to an email, etc feel like a big burden if left undone for an extended period of time. Have a list of small and important things that you need to do and keep striking them on the go. Do smart work instead of hard work; for eg: Return that important phone call on your way to the laundry. Double productivity points!
Stick to a routine: Have fixed time slots for all your daily mandatory activities. Sleep and wake up at the same time every day, eat all your meals on time, watch your favorite show or read your favorite book at a particular time during the day. Sticking to a routine gives you a better idea of how to best invest your time productively.
Don’t compare: Your productive day will never look the same as your friend’s or colleague’s productive day. Ensure that you do what’s best for you and be productive while you are at it. Every little productive act makes a huge difference!
Take time off: Anything if done excessively is harmful and the same applies to productivity. If you exert yourself way too much in one particular productive activity, you will be entirely burned out to carry out other tasks productively which will, in turn, lower your chances of having an entirely productive day.
Accept and learn: Becoming productive is not a one day job. As you keep putting in the efforts, you will see that your regular days are slowly converting into productive days. If you are unable to do productive things or can’t reach your deadlines, don’t fret. Remember, productivity is a long process and the best way to make the most out of your mistakes is to accept them and learn for the better.
Looking forward to having a productive day tomorrow, aren't you? All of best! We are rooting for you!
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