Tuesday 26 August 2014

How to be a productive person

We all love to have a productive day.  The immense satisfaction of having the things to do list with big ticks next them and to be able to sit at the end of the day with a clear mind and the feeling of a job well done. Being productive  isn't just an automatic skill it takes work and practice.

These are a few things that can help you become that productive person 
you want to be.

1.     Just do: A lot of people think that being productive is being highly motivated and having a strong drive.  It is rare to find anyone who feels motivated all the time.  Motivation is actually just getting up and getting moving.  Not thinking about it just doing.  Thinking about productivity this way makes more people productive.

2.     Have plenty of sleep:  It is so hard to be productive when you’re tired.  Make sure you get enough sleep for your needs every night

3.     Have a Nana nap each day:  20 minutes is all that is needed.  Train yourself to have a rest at the same time each day.  If you can’t sleep just close your eyes it can make such a difference.

4.     Exercise: 15 minutes is all that is needed to rejuvenate your body each day. The key with exercise is to do something you enjoy.  Take a walk, jump rope and run whatever takes your fancy.

5.     Have fun:  Dance, play ball,  play with art supplies, read.  Do something for pure enjoyment

6.     Take breaks:  Productivity increases when you take a break.  Try taking a break every 1-1 ½ hours.

7.     Plan to succeed:  Have a daily plan of what needs to happen and what you would like to have happen.  Planning the day creates good use of time.

8.     Start each day with something positive:  Read a quote book, stretch, pray, meditate.  This is a great habit to get into to have a positive mind and to feel ready for the day ahead.

9.     Be organised:  Think about what needs to be accomplished today, then organise all the belonging for the day;  Lay out the dance clothes, find the shopping bags,  put your shoes at the front door do the dinner prep. 

10.           Celebrate:  Rejoice in your achievements.  Be proud of what you    can get done and don’t dwell on what didn't get done.  We can’t do everything in one day. 

'Your mind is for having ideas not holding them'David Allen

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