How to Start the Day to Be More Productivity
The modern, conscious professional cares about being more productivity. It is that being productive is what separates us from failing to meet the objectives set to fulfilling them with great success. But reaching a state of productivity, day after day, is a challenging task.
On the contrary, it is one of the biggest challenges faced by professionals in all sectors.
The origin of the problem is that being productive or not depends a lot on our physical and mental state, something that goes beyond the professional and resides directly in the personal sphere.
That is why the mission to be more productive begins the day before arriving at the office. From the moment we open our eyes early in the morning, we have to make the right decisions that benefit our state of productivity.
We want our members to feel better and achieve more at the network. For this reason, we dedicate a few lines to productivity today, focusing on actionable and practical advice you can apply to start tomorrow.
When you think about the things you must do in the morning, don’t focus on the long to-do list you have in your mind or written somewhere. Yes, it seems inevitable to think about everything we have to do, but worrying about the entire list will lead to problems.
The solution is to prioritize. Only some of the tasks we have to do are the same: not all of them will bring us the same amount of benefits, not all of them will take the same amount of time to complete, and not all require the same amount of energy and dedication.
For this reason, we must prioritize tasks effectively when we wake up in the morning. Pick the three most important to-dos and think of them as the only thing you have to do that matters in the morning ahead. Dare to prioritize that earring that is more difficult for you and that you have feared so much for weeks (or months).
Once you have fulfilled these three priorities, and if you still have hours left in the day, choose three more and focus all your attention and energy on them.
Identify The Ideal Hours For Productivity
For most professionals, not all day is good regarding energy, focus, and enthusiasm. We have ups and downs throughout the day. Some give their best in the mornings and experience terrible afternoons of fatigue. Others experience the day exactly backward.
Each one is different. The trick is to pay attention to the time slots in which we have more energy and are more alert. This is good for assigning the most difficult and demanding tasks at these times.
Plan Breaks Within The Routine
Your daily planning should be characterized by something other than a constant and endless obstruction of slopes colliding. Occasionally, it’s important to set aside a few minutes to take a deep breath and gather energy. Or to think, it is necessary to reserve time to think. In this way, we will be more focused and more relaxed. We recommend 10 or 15 minutes a day to think.
For many, this is inapplicable. “With everything I have to do, it’s impossible to waste time,” they will think. The reality is that when we sacrifice a few minutes of rest to continue working non-stop, we make self-defeating decisions.
Our minds must stay alert and productive for a short time. It requires short breaks where we can regain focus. These breaks are necessary for us to be more productive, but on the contrary, we waste our limited mental resources.
But impromptu breaks aren’t good for productivity either. That is why it is always a good idea to include them in our planning as unbreakable blocks.
Avoid Reaction From The First Moment
Are you one who gets out of bed to check email and answer what you consider “urgent”? Do you interrupt a priority task to answer a call or check a notification on your mobile?
The reaction is the order of the day. We are surrounded by devices that are crying out for attention and interaction from us. Emails, calls, text messages, and social media notifications are all signals that lead us to take an unplanned and unprofitable action that, tragically, becomes a bad habit.
Be aware of how your reactions affect your productivity and work status. Start with the morning habit of answering emails during the first hour of the day or wasting ten minutes on Facebook aimlessly.
Getting carried away by reactions is exactly antagonistic to being productive. The first step is to identify them, then work to avoid them.