Let’s be honest, being productive every day seems merely a big deal. However, the success of the day can be measured by how productive the day was. A productive day is not solely getting a lot of work done. It’s about getting the important stuff done in time or the work which really matters to you. Despite your best efforts, sometimes making every day productive can be arduous than it sounds. The overwhelming feeling of having lots to do, but not actually getting anything done, is a relatable one. To achieve this you need to have an efficient productive routine to ensure that you capture all of the commitments you make but once that is done, you still need to adapt those commitments into effective action.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
— Paul J. Meyer
Here are 7 tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will help you be your most productive self every day.
#1 Set Your Alarm Half an Hour Earlier
There’s never enough time in the day – especially when you want to start something new and make your day productive. Getting up early gives you a kick start for the day ahead. Besides allowing you more hours for your work, it also boosts your speed. Studies have suggested that people who get up early, they are energetic and takes lesser time to do a task that would take more time otherwise.
Rather than trying to overhaul your schedule or make massive efficiency gains, how about simply setting your alarm an hour earlier? An extra 60 minutes in the morning, before you go out to work, could make all the difference. Give a try!
#2 Sometimes you need to use Airplane mode.
When you grab your phone first thing in the morning to check messages, your mind can’t help but shift into reaction mode. And that day will start in accordance with the texts you get and this will influence your day may be positively or negatively. When you constantly check your phone, it can lead to increased stress, because you feel an immediate need to respond to demands. Before you know it, you’ve lost control of your day.
Instead of letting others dictate your priorities, give yourself at least an hour to focus without external distractions. If you struggle to let go of your digital leash, put your phone on airplane mode before you go to bed so you aren’t tempted to check your messages when you wake up and won’t get influenced by anything.
#3 Don’t skip your breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is something that scientists and mothers have been saying for decades, and there’s a reason for that – it’s true. Studies show that what you eat for breakfast has a significant impact on how your body works throughout the day.
The problem is that many people consider their lives to be so busy that they don’t have time for breakfast. Many believe that they can simply make up their missed breakfast by eating something a little later, however, this isn’t a breakfast meant for. A healthy breakfast is not only crucial for maintaining a healthy weight, but it also provides your body with the fuel it needs to work as efficiently as possible. The choices you make for breakfast will have a lasting effect on the rest of your day, so start the day off right with a nutrient-rich breakfast and try not to skip it.
#4 Use To-Do Lists, Seriously
Don’t underestimate the power of a list! The things we keep track of are the things we focus on, and having a to-do list is going to make you far more productive and allow you to get more things to do.
But don’t limit to do lists to your daily chores! Get creative. Make a to-do list of all the fun activities you’d like to do this year, a list of things to do when you’ve got a weekend off, a list of places you’d like to visit. When you have it all written in front of you, you’re more likely to cross it off and actually do it! Because you’ ll have a prior idea that how can you spare your time productively all the time.
#5 Use the power of 30 minutes.
If you want to build any new habits like reading books, playing an instrument, doing meditation, learn to code, Just do it every day only 30 minutes for forming one specific skill. Follow this technique until you get used for this. You will start to relish this work as you were becoming habituated. Later, you may spend more time on this work. So, Initially spend 30 minutes for building new skill and continue it. Then gradually extend the time. Start from small, make it large and stay focused.
#6 Give some time for the inner you.
There’s something cathartic about spending time alone. Regardless of whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, whether you love being around people or prefer yourself, you should make some time for yourself on a regular basis. That time alone allows you to recharge, allows you to take a break from others and allows you to just be on your own, doing what you want, when you want. This improves self-evaluation on certain things.
Whatever it is, be sure to schedule in some alone time to fill your own cup and live a better life. Because life should be designed not by default.
#7 Follow a consistent sleep schedule.
Getting enough sleep is essential for all of us. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule helps to perform better in the workspace and boosts the immune system. But sticking to a schedule and getting enough sleep can be unmanageable.
Pick a bedtime and a wake-up time. Stick to them as much as plausible. In addition, following good sleep habits throughout the day, and a relaxing bedtime routine every night before bed may help to make each day productive.
The above-listed points are few tiny tweaks in between day on-day off, which everyone does but maybe in a different manner. A productive day doesn’t come with planning, it needs to be executed. Everything in life seems arduous if you just think; it will be effortless when you actually do it. There is always something going on in the world, competing with your attention, for you to be able to do everything which you would like to do.
Try to stick to a routine with prior planning and execution, you can optimize the productivity of your day and ensure that you achieve more desirable results.
I believe all these tweaks are pretty simple and helps to be even more productive. Thank you for reading till the end. Hope this was useful. Feel free to follow, like and, share if it’s worth 🙂