Have you ever wondered? How do people get so much done in one single day?
Well, do you often find yourself wanting to do a lot, but never have the motivation to?
This article will exactly teach you how to be productive
- Using productivity improvement techniques
- And productivity tips
And why should you listen to this donkey? well because using these EXACT tips and techniques I have transformed my life.
Starting of the year I couldn’t even finish an assignment on time and if I ever had to do something important, I would completely abandon some other task to get the new one done because I simply could not handle it all.
Me right now Whatever task I do, I complete it on time and meet deadlines while also producing quality content. And the best part? I still make time for my relationships, friendships, and I also binge watch Netflix and tik tok .
And this is how you too can make the best out of your time.
Do you make TO-DO lists in the correct manner?
The psychology behind a to-do list is that each time you complete a task the brain releases a dose of dopamine
And that excites you to work for another task in hand.
According to the “zeigarnik effect,” we remember the things that we haven’t completed, better than the tasks that are already done. This effect came into play after observing waiters who usually only tend to remember your order until the food is delivered.
But the reason that I make a to-do list, is because of the structure that it gives my day
Just having my tasks planned out eases my anxiety. And also the fact that psychology says that we tend to complete the tasks that we actually write down.
1. Organize your list according to priorities
2. Organize your list in ascending order of difficulty
Which is the best method? Whatever works for you
Personally, to be honest, I make mine in random order and I like to go at it according to my mood, mainly because I already have a system in place.
If you are a beginner I would suggest organizing your tasks by the second method so that you stay motivated to complete more of them.
There is a very straight link between positive thoughts and productivity.
They are directly proportional.
And I noticed it by conducting a small experiment on myself
Out of 6 days on 3 of them (MWF), the moment I woke up I repeated these lines to myself.
“I am worthy of all the success that is coming my way, I am a talented, compassionate, and creative girl who can conquer all my dreams by hard work and a strong belief system. Good things happen to me. And today is another stepping stone in my path to success .”
Now, this is no voodoo, it is a simple logic if you believe that whatever task you are doing is something that you can achieve you will be more motivated to do it.
For eg: if you hate doing folding laundry set a 20 min timer for yourself, and finish as much as you can in a short amount of time.
But I look at it in a different manner
This technique can be implemented in three different ways
- pack and run
- pack and break
- pack and stack
Just something about having them on display makes it feel achievable. It almost builds a connection with your dreams that motivates you to work even harder.
important to find inspiration, in ted talks or podcasts. Something that I do is each morning is that I spend
30-40 minutes reading a self-help book.
result, we tend to procrastinate.
But a good way to deal with it is to divide your tasks into smaller portions and make a LADDER of
all the steps that you have to do to get the task done.
For eg: let me give the example of me writing a blog
Did you see how I arranged it in a ladder method? A task as simple as writing a blog post
Can be broken down into multiple small sections and I can distribute it over a period of two or
three days and tricks my brain into thinking that I only have to do a certain (smaller) task
that day and hence I feel more motivated.
Well in simple language, it means “I have been meaning to do the task but I don't feel like it”
So you do the easier task first and then push doing the difficult task.
Well, how about you reverse it?
Do the difficult task first and then move on to the easier or relaxing task almost using it as a bait.
An example would be “if I vacuum the house for one hour I will let myself watch 2 hours of Netflix.”
Now I do acknowledge that this might not work for everyone, but I included this because it works
for me.So I had to throw it in there.
our perspective on breaks
From “ a pause” to “ a restart” we can change the game.
Make sure that at least some of your breaks are meaningful aka something other than just scrolling
through insta or Netflix. I usually like to read a self-help book meditate or even cook.
When the habit is repeated over a course of time and has a good impact it turns into a lifestyle
change. Similarly, productivity needs to be first turned into a habit, which in turn will incline itself
to become a lifestyle, and these productivity tips will guide you to achieve the same.
it automatically reflects on the work that you do.
Someone with a toxic relationship rarely finds the support system needed to do his/her best
and dream big.
Someone still hurt or angry about a past incident feels like the world never stops collapsing.
And it reflects
On their mindset
On their work
On their relationships
So what we want to do is nourish our soul, identify what makes us a better person, or what makes us happy and pursue that path.
Life is too short to be a crappy one, you might think that you cannot do it.
But write it down “ I can do it”
And see the changes.
CONCLUSION The tips that I have mentioned above truly come from my heart, because I implement them on a
daily basis and have noticed a huge change. One thing that you must remember that the path to progress will have many roadblocks, but you have
to overcome and eradicate each one of them.
And remember that imperfections are attractive when the owners are proud of them