Simple Ways to be more Productive and motivated in your life. You probably figured you’re not the most productive person in the world. Or you want to increase your productivity and stay motivated. If so, read on, and I’ll give you my simple formula for being more productive.
You know you feel better when you get stuff done, but why don’t you consistently do it?
Being more productive and motivated is a state of mind.
You won’t have long-term success if you try to force yourself to be more productive. Instead, change yourself from the inside out to increase your productivity.
Here’s the thing about life. It’s unpredictable, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to become a better version of yourself. You’re like a computer. Every few months a computer system has been improved and has to be updated.
The same goes for you. Humans are flawed but amazing beings. Humbling ourselves and noticing where we need to update ourselves is the key to an amazing, productive life.
Why Be More Productive?
Life isn’t all about ‘hustle and grind.’ However, with our current world paradigm, life can be full of things that need to get done.
I look at it this way. I have a limited window of opportunity to do what I want and need to get done. Why waste my precious time procrastinating or avoiding activities, projects, and personal assignments that need getting done.
I’ve experimented over the years with the list below. I still, at times, have to remind myself that I will never get everything done that I want. Sometimes taking a break from my to-do list and chilling out seems to work best for me.
I’m a doer, not a talker. I don’t believe in sitting around talking about the task at hand. Do the work, and then talk about what you did after the job is done.
Remember to be patient with yourself and allow the learning curves to come up when they do. Even the best laid out plans go out the window if something unexpected or unwanted happens.
Whether it be personal or professional, focus on things that you absolutely enjoy doing. It would be best to keep your energy moving joyfully with positive expectations to be more productive and motivated.
Train yourself not to start a new task until you finished the one you are on. I enjoy multitasking, but I learned that this takes up too much of my mental energy and focus over the years. Sometimes I work out and write a blog post at the same time. What I mean is I’ll get up, do a set of curls, then sit at my desk and write an article for my blog.
My mind tells me this is good for productivity, but the challenge for me was my attention was being diverted among two completely different tasks. What’s my point? Do one thing at a time, no matter how tempted you are to start another task. Give what you are doing you’re full, undivided attention.
Tips for Being More Productive & Motivated List
Physical, Mental, Emotional
- Get your body, mind, and spirit in balance before attempting to make changes about yourself. The following suggestions below will help you with this. When you’re in balance, you will think more clearly, allowing you to make the right steps towards your goals.
Set Boundaries for Productivity
- I’m a personal growth guy, so naturally, I love producing results. However, I’ve found out that I need to set a schedule for getting things done. Don’t try to get everything completed too quickly if you can help it. Stretch it out and do it correctly. This includes outsourcing jobs that I could do but don’t have the time or energy to accomplish.
Weight Training & Cardio
- What does exercise have to do with being more productive? Everything. Your body is one cohesive unit. If one part is off, everything is off. Weight training and cardio consistently done will improve the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of you. Meaning you will be performing at an optimal level allowing your productivity to increase.
Your Food & Drink Consumption
- Yes, the foods and drinks you consume affect your performance. The big no-no is sugar. Limit your sugar intake and other stimulants, so you don’t burn out or get other health problems.
- Sleep is crucial. At one point, I worked so much that I was sleeping ten hours a night to replenish myself. Since I incorporated a work schedule, I am not sleeping as much. You don’t have to get up at 5 am either to reach your goals. Set a sleep schedule that works for you, and stick with it the best you can. Check out my sleep routine article to learn more.
- When I have a lot of things to get done, I write them out in a notebook. When I do this, I know I will get these done and cross them off my to-do list when they are completed.
Be Still Daily
- Being still daily is difficult for most of us. However, it does have its benefits. The mind is constantly chattering, and it won’t stop. It may relax, but it won’t stop. Being still and noticing your thinking, talking mind allows you to see you are not your thoughts. It’s easy to do. Sit or lie down and focus on the point between your eyebrows. Just breathe in and breathe out for as long as you like.
Write Out Your Goals
- Grab a piece of paper and write out your goals. These goals can be personal or professional. Write them out in order of things that you can easily get done. If you start with the hard tasks, it may be too much effort for you and cause you not to want to do it again. Start small, and then go big.
Reconnect with your Spirituality
- You are a spiritual, energetic being. Your physical body is your automobile. You are not your car; you are the conscious being driving it. Please don’t get too caught up in the physical world, or it will consume you. You want peace, and you want success in the material world. Work on your inner self. Focus on what negatively and positively triggers you, and then decide what you want to focus your attention more on.
Expect Speed Bumps
- Speed bumps in life are when unforeseen things appear in your life to slow you down. This can be a good thing if you are headed in a dangerous direction or going too fast in life. Slow down and be a more conscious, deliberate creator of your life.
Take Your Rest & Recuperation Seriously
- You need to take your rest and recharge as seriously as you do your productivity. I’ve burnt myself out many times because of not taking time off and resting my nervous system. If you burn yourself out, you will not want to do anything. Be smart and rest your entire body as often as you can.
Being more productive takes time, and you need a blueprint to keep you on point. Below are some great courses that will help your productivity, focus, and well-being. The courses below offer free online masterclasses that you can watch.
Recommended Courses for being productive and motivated below
⇒The Quest for Personal Mastery by Srikumar Rao
⇒Keith Ferrazzi Ultimate Leadership Course with Mindvalley
⇒NLP Hero Free Download: Increase Confidence/Eliminate Phobias
⇒Paul McKenna Hypnosis: Everyday Bliss Program: For Stress & Anxiety
⇒Silva UltraMind System: Jose Silva
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