“Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up!” ~ Dada Vaswani
Are you unproductive at times? It’s sometimes hard finding that motivation to do something when you’re distracted or you just don’t feel like it. And where is this loss of motivation or unproductivity come from?
It all comes down to one thing: your focus. You tell yourself that you don’t want to do something, but as the day go by, your distractions lead you far away from the important task that needed to be done for the day. Then, you realize by the end of the day that you forgot to complete the task at hand.
Therefore, you lost your focus.
I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be unproductive but let’s be real, YOU ARE!
That’s not a bad thing, but it shouldn’t be something you should do all the time, especially when the task is important. I could understand if you completed certain tasks at hand then you wanted some ‘unproductive” time to your self.
Watching Netflix is my unproductive time.
If you want to increase your productivity on a daily basis, then you have to make the decision right now. Make the decision that you’re going to develop good habits.
Don’t you want your task to be done and over with???
Here some daily productivity tips’ that are efficient in making your day as productive as possible. This is going to be methodical, so you’ll know how to use these tips’ day by day.
1. Make The Plan
Use a journal or a planner (which I recommend to the utmost) to write down your tasks. I would recommend writing down tasks that you know you could do on that day. If there is a task that seems daunting, do that first! Then break it into small parts that you can do each day.
It’s also best to start small, so list off at 2-3 things you want to maintain to complete for the week.
One important thing that has helped me to maintain my productivity is writing down the reasons I want to complete the task. It’s important to know your way. It gives you clarity as to why this task is important to you.
2. Meditate on The Plan
After you’ve written those plans, this next step is critical: ponder on these thoughts. In the previous step, I mentioned to write down the reason you’re completing these specific tasks.
This method is also included in my post on ways to strategically develop lifestyle habits. When you know why you’re doing these specific tasks, it’ll be easy to start the process.
This method should be done prior to starting your plan (and during if needed). It takes practice to implement this in your mind, which requires self-discipline and focus. But when you put this to practice on a daily basis, your productivity will increase.
For example, I made a plan to write 10 blog post this month. I then went into details of how I was going to do it. Next, I listed 2-3 reasons why this was important for me to complete this task. So I meditated on those reasons to keep my mind focused on the task that I set out to do for the month.
So really drink in those plans.
3. Start The Plan
START RIGHT AWAY! When the time comes for you to start the plan, start it.
4. Maintain The Plan
It’s one thing to start something, but maintaining it is where people give up. That is why I HIGHLY suggest placing post notes in your house, car, scooter, phone, even toilet covering! Doing this specifically will remind you of why you started and why you need to finish this race.
5. Revise The Plan, If Needed
Maybe you had an appointment. Heck, maybe you even decided you wanted to hang out with friends and family that Thursday night when you could’ve been doing your task.
We all need to have some freedom to be unproductive ( I don’t mean it bad manner, I am just saying that a break is needed from time to time, so you can relax).
So if such things do happen, whether planned or unplanned, revise your plan, immediately! It’s better doing this prior then after your
6. Rinse & Repeat the Plan
Like the energizer bunny, just keep going and going.
Highly focus on why you’re doing this. In the end, you’ll increase your productivity and reap the rewards of your efforts.
This method can be used for personal and professional purposes.
What are some ways you increase productivity to complete your daily task? Let me know in the comments below!
Until Next Time,