|I bet you've had the experience of sitting down to get a task or project started and after awhile realize that you haven't completed anything on your to-do list because you found three other tasks to do first, or spent the last 30 minutes watching super inspirational YouTube videos (or hilarious cat videos). I know I am absolutely guilty of this!
So if you are looking for ways to be more productive and actually get those tasks on your to-do list done.. this article is for you! We'll explore three simple steps you can take to get your productivity on point so you can more easily achieve your goals and dreams.
Related: 6 Steps to a More Productive Day
Master Your Productivity In 3 Simple Steps
Let's explore 3 simple steps you can take RIGHT NOW to master your productivity... make sure you follow through with the action steps, otherwise you'll be stuck in the same place you started before you read this article!
Step 1 | Discover Your Reason
The first step to mastering your productivity is all about discovering your reason for wanting to be more productive. Having a goal is great, but it's also important to know the underlying facts from where this goal stemmed from originally which can propel you forward in achieving more efficiency in your every day life.
Ask yourself WHY you want to be more productive and WHAT would you like this productivity to achieve in your life?
Some WHY's might include:
Some WHAT's might include:
Now over to you... go for a walk, meditate, spend some time daydreaming about why you want to be more productive during your day and what it might change for you if you had more efficient ways of getting things done
Step 2 | Find Your Tools
Consider some TOOLS that you can use - or already use - to help you to stay organized and motivated on your tasks. Getting organized and having tools to help you be efficient in your action steps can help you maintain your productivity no matter what project or task you embark on.
Here are some tools that I personally use for you to check out:
Step 3 | Clear the Clutter
Take a look around at your current work space or home. If you're noticing piles of papers, 3 empty coffee mugs and a general sense of disorganization, it's time to clear the clutter! Distractions in your environment can prevent you from being laser-focused on the current task on the top of your to-do list. Organize your space so you can master your productivity today!
Once you finish de-cluttering, make sure to also take stock of your mental and emotional well-being. How are you feeling right now? Stressed or overwhelmed? Tension in your neck? Set aside a few moments of your day to practice some self-care to help you relax and prepare your mind for the day ahead.
Here are some resources to check help you focus on your mental health today:
It can be so important to take the time to be kind to ourselves and allow for moments of self-care, even when we are striving for our goals. Send me a quick reply and let me know how you're going to practice taking care of yourself today!
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