Mastering productivity is an art and it starts from adopting healthy habits and maintaining self control in life. I’ve come up with some awesome techniques that you can use to master productivity in your life and maximize your potential. Some people will find it surprising that taking good care of yourself will actually help you to maximize productivity. Overextending yourself may help for a short period of time, but it isn’t helpful in the long run for personal development.
Keep a Positive Attitude
Being optimistic is my biggest piece of advice. Stop worrying over small things and focus on the things in your life you are thankful for. Keeping a gratitude journal and focusing on what you do have is a great way to start working towards productivity and personal development.
It may be difficult at first, but placing worries that don’t serve you in the back of your mind can be a useful tool to help stay positive. Positive affirmations can be a useful tool as well. One of my favorite affirmations is: “Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.”
If you want some more ideas on positive affirmations, check out some others here. Printing a few out and placing them in your room or bedroom can be a simple reminder. Or if you have a chalk board or calendar, that can be a great place to jot one down.
You Cannot Control Everything
If something is not happening according to your will, it can be hard to accept. Keep in mind that your life hasn’t fallen apart thus far, and everything will work out eventually. If you want everything to be perfect all the time, you will remain sad.
So, instead of focusing on the things that you cannot control, you should spend your time focusing on the things that you can control. Focus your energy on taking action and working towards your goals.
Exercise and Yoga
Regular physical practices have proven results and are tested and tried. Even just a regular morning walk, or attending yoga classes can be powerful stress relievers and productivity boosters.
Sometimes, we feel irritation and mood swings without any reason. Choosing exercise in this situation will calm you down by expending that anxious energy on exercise.
Any form of exercise is great and better than none. Other relaxation strategies may include tai-chi, rock climbing gym, or biking. Find what works for you and try new things whenever you can.
Eat Balanced Food
Malnutrition or a poor dietary choices can also be the cause of many ailments including stress. If you are not taking the time to eat a balanced diet, you may feel low in energy. Some people experience irritable bowels, acne, or general sluggish feelings.
Research on your own or hire a nutritionist. Getting the required amount of vitamins, proteins, fats, minerals, fibers, and carbohydrates in your diet is so important. Healthy food will have you feeling your best.
Minimize or Eliminate Alcohol
Alcohol or worse, other addictive substances, can only give you short lived joy. Aside from the health-endangering effects, they will not help you with productivity. Alcohol or drugs, end up using up precious money and time that could be used for healthier habits and reaching your goals.
We all know that alcohol and drugs aren’t healthy for our body or minds, but culturally it is accepted. Ditch the peer pressure and watch your life flourish.
Learn to Manage Your Time
Time management is critical for productivity. Making a daily schedule, or setting alarms to signal how long you want to spend on specific tasks or activities can help a ton.
If you start feeling burnt out, have one day a week, or one evening a week that you have no schedule and can spend your time freely or organically.
Cut Down the Internet Usage
Phones, laptops, smart watches. It feels like the internet and social media is unavoidable.
Set limits on your devices so they remind you when you’ve spent your determined time for the day on them. This can help foster a healthier relationship with your devices. Too often it feels like we spend all our time on our devices, in a loop of unproductivity.
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Until next time,