“Oh my dream. Every single day I lost a ton of time. I can’t do things at all, “Adam thinks while shaking his head. “What is the Efficiency secret?” he wonders.
In the past he’s read blogs on self-improvement. No good anyway. He looked up online for advice on time management. None of that improved. He also bought books on making himself stronger. And, he is caught in the same loop as ever.
There are way too many authors out there today for self-improvement. If you have followed the subject sufficiently, you can find different writers with opposing views and methods. Some authors suggest journalization, confirmation, and visualization. Some others ridicule certain thoughts and recommend other suggestions like meditation and exercise.
The more read you try, the more complex the methods will become.
If you keep digging for endless tips, you’ll find countless articles such as: 10 Productivity Tips to Achieve Huge Results you know 7 Lesser-known productivity tips to improve your work life. These approaches yield results, but people believe that complex ideas are required to increase productivity
The more you simplify the better your results are when it comes to having a productive day.
The biggest question is how to make my work and my life simpler. Are there ways to streamline complexities?
You already have plenty tips and tactics. All you’re missing is the discipline of doing what you learn.
I’ve gone down rabbit holes chasing the best and most recent approaches from various authors and gurus. I have changed my approach to an archer’s over the years. I pull my bow instead of shooting 20 different arrows and try to shoot 1 or 2 that hit the target.
I’ve hunted enough tips to make the most of your day. The more tips I have tried, the more uncertain I’ve been about which one is working.
I’m spending 10 minutes now before I continue my day on how I’m going about the day. I answer a couple of questions in my mind that allow me to shape my day better: before I ask myself what I should do today, I ask myself what I shouldn’t spend my time on When I’m about to list a task for the day, I ask myself if the task adds value or if I’m doing it because of my habit.
These questions help me focus specifically on the tasks that will produce long-term results. To help you determine your long-term goals, answer these 3 questions if you don’t know what the best future is for you.
To help you get a better idea, here’s my plan for today: spend 30 minutes learning about blogging 30 minutes learning about writing Spend 15 minutes thinking Write 1500 words Post the article for last week’s interview Check if Barbara(name changed) is open to being my mentor Contact 3 self-improving bloggers and pitching ideas for a guest blog I’ve found that when my plan stays open I end up procrastinating feeling, when I make a long list, that there is too much to do.
When you succeed in cutting down those tasks and replacing them with incremental progress towards your long-term goals, the benefits will show up over the years.
Your brain will be fooling you into believing you have to spend 1 hour on the report that you submit each day. Rather, if you pick up some guts and speak to your boss, you can persuade him that no one is saved by the study. Throwing it down might save time.
If you examine every urgent job that you’re working on with a different lens, you’ll realize how the leeches are crawling up your day and consuming valuable time without realizing it. Kick them out, and throw them away.
Whether you manage to cut those activities down and replace them with incremental progress towards your long-term goals, the benefits will show up over the years.
Your brain will trick you into thinking that you must spend 1 hour on the report you are sending each day. Instead, if you pick up some guts and talk to your boss, you will reassure him that the study will save none. Throwing that down could save time.
When you analyze every urgent job you’re working on through a different lens, you’ll know how the leeches creep up your day without knowing it and waste precious time. Kick them out, then throw them out.
If you can divide your time using the 80-20 theory, nothing like that. Try to spend 20 percent of your time on routine / urgent projects, and spend the other 80 percent of your time on things that will support your long-term goal. Feel free to change the numbers a little but 80-20 is a good benchmark.
You need to stick to that once you have made a plan for the day. Now it’s said better than done. A bazillion things are getting your attention in today’s world.
The 5 most common forms of distractions are: social media A beeping phone A person of the opposite sex Binge-watching videos Reading news, articles or irrelevant details from the internet /These things seem like a little poke in your day, but if you look at your day like a paper cup of water, those little holes will drain all of your energy.
If you only have to obey 1 advice to increase your productivity for the rest of your life, the one should be to work without interruption.
Identify and cut out what the top 3 sources of your distraction are. I felt encouraged to check my phone for no reason, whether it was a What’s an App post, a Facebook update or a promotional text about a 50 percent discount from the local clothing store.
Holding my phone on DND and putting it in a cabinet has improved my productivity by an amount that I can’t even quantify.
Most people already know where they waste their time. Now it is up to you whether you want to admit it with honesty. I know many people who lose their minds without their phones but claim that the device does not distract them.
Whatever your distraction is, the sooner you admit, the faster you can fix the problem.
So the second simplified step of productivity is to cut down the distractions which eat up your time. Again, you do not need a well-established self-improvement guru to suggest you methods on how to cut them out.
No author or blogger knows you any better than you do.
I am sure that instead of digging books and pages off the internet for a solution, you will find your own answer.
You have mastered the art of success, if you cut your distractions by half and use the time to work on things that matter.
Conclusion Not making efficiency more complicated.
Look no further tips.
Do not try cutting-edge processes.
If to execute a productivity tip you need to apply logic and analysis, knock it off because it is too complex. Do you really feel overwhelmed by the productivity concept?
What is your greatest distraction which prevents you from being productive?