Here are 5 simple productivity tips to help you make the best out of your days!
3) Enjoy Being Productive
For some reason, many view being productive and doing work as highly unpleasant and should be minimized if all possible, and rather spend their time dabbling in more leisurely activities like watching TV, random web surfing and playing video games.
I have nothing against leisure, as they're a nice break once in a while to relax and have some fun, but they need to be engaged in moderation.
Being productive and doing work should be very enjoyable and rewarding. The more productive activities you engaged yourself in, the closer you're moving towards your goals and becoming a better person.
Even though the tasks themselves aren't pleasurable; such as the muscle aches you have after exercising, the confusion in studying, the frustration in not being good enough etc. The act of getting of things done is highly admirable in itself, and the rewarding feeling after completing a task is a lot better than playing the best video game or watching the most intense movie.
As long you're doing something you're passionate about, being a hard worker and pushing yourself to improve to your best will be something you'll want to do, rather than avoid. So learning to enjoy being productive is really crucial to becoming more productive.
4) Be well-rested
Being well-rested is extremely critical for productivity. Being all tired not only affects the quality of time spent being productive, it also makes getting into a productive mood a lot more difficult.
So if you're tired, just get some rest and relax to recharge up. Get adequate sleep, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Trying to over-exert yourself in trying to be productive when you're exhausted is actually counter-productive.
Of course there's a difference between being tired and lazy. Being lazy might feel like you're just tired, but in reality if you just snap out of it and start getting things done, you'll realize you were just lazy after all and question yourself why didn't you start earlier. So it is important if you are able to differentiate them both.
5) Cut out distractions
Last but not least, your worst enemy of productivity is distractions. Unfortunately we live in a modern era filled with distractions.
Either you can train your mind to avoid them; or cut them out like setting your phone to silent while studying, installing an internet blocker at certain times, find a quiet place to read etc.
There are plenty of ways to cut out distractions, cut out some and you'll find it is much easier to get productive.