“Focus on Being Productive Instead of Busy.” – Tim Ferriss
Productivity can be a hard-to-reach goal. Even after putting in all our efforts, sometimes, we find ourselves with an unachieved set of tasks and goals. It only leads us to feel dejected and demotivated in tandem.
Although, we can’t shift the onus on somebody else to bring back that motivation. We have to get up and start all over again. So, how about we take some precautionary efforts to avoid this demotivation?
1. Meal Prep
First things first-never underestimate the value of food in your system. A hungry soul is an ineffective soul. You can’t get things done without fueling your system to take those efforts. Plan your meals in advance. This step also helps to avoid unhealthy food sneaking into your diet. Make sure to keep your palate full of energizing meals and nutritious ingredients. A healthy smoothie, eggs, nuts, oats in any form can be excellent breakfast options, perfect to ensure that you are on your track for the day. Remember to stay hydrated and have balanced meals at regular intervals to keep your spirits up for the entire day. Also, as a side tip- Dark Chocolate is an excellent motivator.
Starting early and a well-planned schedule is perfect to have a high-yielding day. Finishing up some of your difficult tasks early in the morning might help you to finish up all your goals for the day effortlessly. You can use a variety of useful Apps to schedule your tasks and also set up reminders. Furthermore, it’s very satisfying to tick off every chore as you get them done one-by-one.
3. Take Breaks
To avoid burnout, make sure to take regular breaks. It also helps to boost your productivity, according to various studies. Don’t be too harsh on yourself to complete your goals. Completing your tasks but without any energy will only make your efforts futile.
Posture is an essential component of your work habits. Sometimes, we tend to ignore our bodies in the course to get a thousand things done. There are various effective stretches that one can do, which also helps to focus on work with zest. Set up reminders to get up and stretch every few hours or simply go on a short walk to avoid feeling suffocated with tasks.
One of the most troublesome barriers in the road to success is a lack of focus. If you find yourself constantly distracted by your thoughts, try meditating. It can be a little difficult for some people to practice meditation but remember to go at your own pace and find your way into it. This process will help to alleviate all those negative thoughts out of your mind.