It’s not your environment that creates your productivity.
Productivity is in your hands, in every decision you make every day.
To be more productive, flip the switch to self-check and de-prioritize the focus on external, irrelevant things by assessing the importance and impact of those things on your desired outcome.
Successful entrepreneurs know that if they're not getting closer to their dream or goal by doing this, then it shouldn't be on their desk or to-do list at all.
It's no secret that time is one of our most precious resources, but oftentimes it's used poorly. We all know the consequences of procrastination, but it's hard to break bad habits.
The consequences are living a mediocre life and not reaching our potential.
Imagine how much more you could achieve if you were able to spend less time on mundane tasks that you don't enjoy or excel at?
Time is a limited resource for everyone. You need to use this limited resource to get more done so you can focus on the other side of life.
But, how are you supposed to do everything on your list when every minute feels like one too many? When you feel overwhelmed, bored, and drained of energy, it's hard to stay productive.
That's why I'm sharing the way I try to stay on top of things and get as much done in as little time as possible.
It’s not rocket science, it’s just a few simple steps that you need to make a habit of doing every day.
I have these four steps that I've been using for the past eight years to be able to use my time as efficiently as possible and enjoy the other side of life as well.
To be able to effectively copy this method you need a notebook, and any task management app. (I personally use To-Doist)
Step 1: Before I go to bed every night, I sit down and write down the things I need to complete the next day. I don’t try to be detailed here, I just write it down.
Step 2: The next morning, after drinking my morning tea, I pick up my diary and break down all the tasks into small, manageable tasks with detailed descriptions of one or two lines.
Step 3: I assign priority to each task based on its importance and the timeline I have promised to my clients. This helps me keep myself in check so that I don’t miss deadlines and break my deliverability promise with clients.
Step 4: Now I transfer these tasks to To-Doist in the same way, and based on my experience, I assign time to each task. This helps me stay updated anywhere, anytime with what I am working on and what I need to finish first.
Step 5: I include two or three breaks each day, depending on the intensity of the tasks for that specific day, to stay focused and not get overwhelmed by the workload.
That’s my process of staying ahead of every project I take and meeting the deadlines I set. It’s might sound or feel quite simple, but it works if you are able to make it a habit.
Make it a habit if you want to be more productive, and achieve more in life.
It's not that we don't have enough time! It's just that we lack the ability to prioritize and use our time well.