What does productivity mean to you? For some the word is dull and boring, it conjures up images of routines and schedules and no spontaneity. For me it’s my saviour, my life revolves around my productivity.
Why? Because I believe in its power, in its simmering potentiality. I believe the missing link between our greatness and our current state is in the action we fail to take as a result of our lack of organization, our procrastination and our indecision.
Give a person a way to work effectively, a way to organize their lives, their work and their stuff and you will see great things happen.
Productivity as you have heard before is not about getting things done, it’s about getting the things that matter done, it’s about simplifying your life by eliminating the work that doesn’t matter, the things that clutter our minds and our physical space and the distractions that take us away from what’s important.
Productivity is about freeing time and space for Creativity.
No one can create magnificent work when they are feeling overwhelmed or chaotic. Productivity lays the foundation for greatness; it’s the catalyst for fulfilling ones potential and purpose.
What does this mean to you and me? How can it make a difference in your life? It can make a difference on many levels, I know because Productivity has given me back my life.
Organising my life has impacted the people around me. When I am stressed by all the work that I need to do and can’t find the time to get done, this stress doesn’t just affect me, it affects everyone I love and my relationships in general. But when I can get my work done in less time with less stress I free up time to have more fun with the people that matter to me. Being more organised and productive with my time has resulted in greater happiness and harmony at home.
Being able to properly manage my workflow means I experience less stress. It also means I can get more done, I know what’s important what I should be focusing my attention on and what I need to disregard or eliminate from my work day. By scheduling my workday I become more efficient and effective everyday.
Here are 10 suggestions what you can do today to increase your productivity
- 1. Set goals
- 2. Eliminate time wasting activities
- 3. Drink more water
- 4. Get daily exercise
- 5. Schedule work daily
- 6. Declutter your work space
- 7. Prioritise your tasks
- 8. Take regular stretch breaks
- 9. Learn to say no
- 10. Work to your personal energy
Try and implement one of these suggestions today, do it for 3 or 4 weeks to create a habit before creating your second positive habit. Little by little you will see your energy levels and your productive increase without too much effort.
Photo Credit: Productivity by Sean MacEntee