1. Focus on what needs to be done for that day.
The morning is the hardest time in the day to become productive for most people due to having so many things to get on with. So many tasks to be done and often feeling overwhelmed due to constantly focusing on the big picture of what we hope to achieve in the long term.
It’s a great way to motivate and excite you, but be aware that the things you have to do today is what will eventually lead you there 3-4 years down the line. Break down your goals into smaller chunks and begin to hack away at them.
2. Stretch and Exercise before starting your day.
It’s been proven by science that regular exercise releases dopamine, which is the same chemical that makes us feel a burst of happiness. It’s our biology’s ‘feel good’ pill that does wonders to our positivity.
Doing this often will not only increase your feel good state, but will also help you keep fit, healthy and in great shape, which is an added bonus.
3. Practice Discipline
We are constantly bombarded by information from every angle that can suck up your time and willpower to get things done.
Have the tenacity and discipline to set priorities for yourself and to focus on what needs to be done first. Set your phone on silent, block websites on your filtering service to help stop you from logging on.
4. Take regular breaks.
It is always important to give yourself a few minutes break for every half hour of work you do.
Use the ‘Pomodoro Technique’ by setting yourself a 20 minute timer to do as much as you can in that time period. Undistracted and pure productivity. Then spend the remaining 10 minutes to wind down, make a coffee or go for a short walk around the block.
You will find you will have gotten more work down in those 2 hours than you could have ever done throughout the entire day of unfocused work.
5. Keep improving yourself.
Staying comfortable is never a good thing and is what generally makes us lose satisfaction over time. Have the drive to always improve where you currently are.
The people you hang around with will constantly find you interesting to be with as they will never be able to create a sustained impression of you due to growing on a daily basis.
If you’ve achieved your goals, try and set even higher goals for yourself that will take you to the next level. There really is no such thing as destinations, only milestones.
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