5 Productivity Habits You Need to Have!
There are many ways that you can get more productive and get the right things done sooner; but not all of them are obvious or bring the same results. Here are the some of my favorite tips on staying productive and why!
1. Ditch your To Do List!
Productive people don’t keep to-do lists; they schedule everything they need to do in their calendar and work directly from their calendar. The idea is that if you schedule something into your calendar, you commit to it and you are more likely to get it done! To-Do lists are just ineffective and they are impeding your productivity – watch my quick video on 5 Reasons To Ditch Your To-Do List Today!
2. Give up on motivation!
Productive people don’t always have to be motivated before starting something. They balance discipline with motivation and do what they need to do, regardless of motivation. When we come up with resistance to take action on what we have planned, we might tell ourselves that we are not motivated and we believe that we need to be motivated to complete any task. If you want to increase your productivity, you need to challenge yourself more in the moment to take action and give up on motivation sometimes.
3. Master the mornings!
Wake up early and get yourself into the productive mindset with your routine and diet! Productive people start the day with some sort of routine, whether it’s meditation, exercise or visualization, etc. AND they have a healthy breakfast to fuel them for the day! Your health is everything when it comes to productivity, what you eat directly affects your productivity. It is all about getting into a productive physiology – this means your body and mind must be in the right state to take the best action.
4. Schedule according to energy!
Productive people know their energy cycles and they plan tasks around their energy levels. Why plan something at a time when you know it will be hard to rise to the challenge? Schedule tasks that require focus and concentration for those times of day that you feel the best. Identify your filler tasks and complete those when your energy drops. Be more realistic when scheduling your tasks and set yourself up for wins!
5. Working backwards!
Productive people always focus on those activities that will take them to the next level. They plan backwards, they look at their goals, then identify the tasks they need to do to support those goals. Those tasks get broken down into weekly actions. That’s how they plan. Don’t only plan on tasks that come in or those which you ‘feel’ or ‘think’ you should be doing. Your day needs to consist of at least one activity that directly supports your longer term objectives, your big project. What sounds like common sense is definitely not common practice.
Create the right habits to achieve your goals, work on adopting easy tips and techniques so you can manage your time and yourself better to get things done.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar
To Your Success!