🌼How I Stay productive 97% of Every Day(AMAZING WISDOM)
How I get more done in 6 months than people do in 5 years
According to a study by DeskTime, the average person is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes out of an 8-hour workday.
That’s only 36% of your work day.
Think about how much you could get done if you raised that number to 60%, 75%, or even 97%.
Your life would change! You would get noticed by peers, be in line for a promotion, and just be happier in life because you would feel you’re getting more done.
I was a lazy kid in school who was probably only productive for 15% of the day.
Now I own 2 companies, live in a beautiful condo in Toronto, and I get more done in 6 months than people get done in 5 years.
And that’s all due to my increase in focus & productivity.
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And today I want to give you the reader the 6 key changes I’ve made in my life that have been able to keep me productive 97% of each day.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
1. Pillars of Physical Health
Physical health plays an essential part in making someone productive and it rests upon the three main pillars.
Good Dietary Habits
Avoidance of Harmful Substances.
1) Quality sleep
You know those days when you feel like a puddle of mush, and the thought of moving seems impossible? That’s because you probably didn’t get enough sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night to be physically healthy.
Want to fit in some much-needed beauty sleep in your life?? Here are a few tips:
Make your bedroom a dark, cozy, and stress-free place
Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed
Keep a regular sleep schedule
Practice some relaxation techniques before bed.
2) Dietary Habits
When it comes to maintaining our physical health, we need to focus on more than just sleep and exercise. Eating quality food is essential, too!
Sure, you could eat whatever you want and act like your daily sugar intake isn’t going to land you in the hospital. But that’s not the road to long-term health.
You’re better off loading up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains — the kind of foods that will give your body the nutrients it needs.
It also helps a great deal in maintaining your sexual health, which might not be as useful, right?
3) Substance Avoidance
Don’t do drugs, kids.
Drug avoidance is key to physical health. Drugs and alcohol can be damaging to your body in multiple ways. They can impair your judgment and lead to risky behavior. They can damage your organs and can even be fatal in some cases.
According to WHO every 1 in 5 deaths is caused by smoking and 5.3% of the total deaths are caused by alcohol abuse.
So you all better watch out.
2. Purpose & Drive
Setting a goal is the first and far most important thing one should do because a race without an end line has no purpose.
Not only it fuels you to achieve what you want but also makes you put in more effort. Having a purpose is very important and it’s not necessary to have big goals.
You can start by just making up your bed when you wake up in the morning and to achieve something big it’s very important to set small milestones for yourself.
In the beginning, it may not feel like you are doing enough but eventually, the small milestones will drive you to get where you want to be.
Moreover, it is important to remember that nothing comes without a price and for achieving your goals, the hard work and dedication you are going to put in will be that price.
3. Regulate your Dopamine
You’re always on the go, looking for the next great thing to stimulate your dopamine. Maybe it’s a new video game, a new gadget to play with, or a new restaurant to try.
But all this stimulation is having a negative effect on your productivity and your health. You’re always tired and you can’t seem to focus on anything for more than a few minutes.
You know you need to find a way to tame your dopamine, but you don’t know where to start.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1) Avoid unnecessary dopaminergic activities, like checking Facebook or playing video games.
2) Avoid caffeine and sugary foods
3) Practise stress-relieving techniques like yoga or meditation, which have been shown to help regulate dopamine levels.
4) And lastly, be patient — it takes time to rewire your brain and habituate new behaviors.
4. The Crucial Routine
What’s the difference between Bill Gates and a distinguished gentleman/gentlewoman like yourself?
Bill Gates isn’t slacking off eating leftovers from Panda Express while stalking their ex’s whereabouts.
Every successful person you’ll come across plans their days out in advance and follows a routine.
It is vital to have a routine to be productive with your days. You can’t just do stuff at random.
To get the most out of your day you should follow a plan of action and you can start by simply allocating time to specific elements of your day like, breakfast, exercise, studies and leisure activities.
It’s pivotal to follow a routine because that routine will then become your habit and those habits will become a part of your life.
In this way, you will have more time for yourself and you can make better use of it.
5. Influence of environment
Get rid of the toxicity!
This isn’t your best friend asking you to break up, don’t worry. But, this one line gives a very important lesson on how one should surround themselves in an environment that is inspiring and soothing to the soul.
The environment plays a vital part in your behavior and how you go about your day.
You should avoid distractions, noise, and anything that you find having a negative impact on you.
6. Software & Technologies
You only realize how real social media addiction is when you set daily screen time restrictions for your social media apps and you find yourself dismissing every notification telling you how you’ve reached the daily limit.
To get rid of this bad habit I have come up with these little curfew periods for myself where I put my phone on “do not disturb” for 60–90 minutes and don’t use it until the curfew is over.
This helps me focus better on my tasks and relieves my dependency on technology.
You can label the software you use with the purpose you use them for. This way you can easily access stuff without much of a hassle.
Read also: How to be consistently productivitive
You should now have a few ideas of how to increase your productivity during the day.
However, it’s important to remember that everyone is different, and what works for one person might not work for you.
So feel free to experiment with different techniques until you find what works best for you.
And above all else, don’t take yourself too seriously. Remember: being productive doesn’t mean being a robot — it’s okay to take a break now and then so you can recharge your batteries.
So go ahead and have some fun, and don’t forget to laugh every once in a while. You deserve it!
CONTRIBUTED BY Chris Zaire
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