How To Get More Done Every Day
One of the top complaints by adults in the hectic 21st century is that they can’t get enough done. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what is required. This leads to frustration and stress, which can cause physical and mental health problems.
Use the following tips below to get more done every day, so that you can have less stress, less anxiety, a sense of accomplishment, and better overall health.
1 – Write It Down
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on an expensive day planner. Some people could effectively manage the world with simple sticky notes and scratch pieces of paper. You have a much greater chance of accomplishing something when you write it down, rather than just locking it away on your mental to-do list.
- One of the things my daughter does, is write everything in her Galaxy Notebook.
2 – Don’t Think of Your Daily Responsibilities as Tasks or Chores
The words “task” and “chore” don’t taste good in the mouth. They make you think you have to do something, rather than wanting to do it. Tell yourself that your daily responsibilities are something you enjoy doing, and you will look forward to scratching them off your to-do list and moving onto the next one.
- Another thing my daughter seems to do is look FORWARD to doing her daily tasks. She has organized every detail in advance so she sticks to an exact schedule.
3 – Get Plenty of Rest
You can’t accomplish much of anything when you are tired, worn down, and suffering from mental and physical fatigue. You may be one of those people who thinks you only need 4 to 6 hours of sleep every night to function properly. Try that 2 or 3 nights in a row and see how productive you are. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep on a daily basis for good health and high energy levels.
- I admit to having “winged it” and it is simply not a good idea. Those times when I thought I was most productive, were barely productive at all. Sleep is obviously a major component to success.
4 – Stop “Winging It”
You may be very good at putting out fires, thinking off of the top of your head and working productively on the fly. This doesn’t mean this is the optimal way to get things done. The human brain craves order, discipline, routine and standard operating procedures. Create routines in your life, stick to those routines, and employ them at the same time each day to get more accomplished.
- As I mentioned above, my daughter sticks to a very strict schedule. She carries around an electronic notebook and smart phone which sync her activities for each day. In the days of improved technology, there is no excuse for not having a detailed and organized schedule.
5 – Don’t Check Your Email First Thing in the Morning
Fortune 500 CEO’s are some of the busiest people on the planet. Studies and interviews with these ultra-productive individuals show most of them get up and get working first thing in the morning, and don’t check their email until after lunch. You don’t have to own a Fortune 500 company to benefit from this productivity hack.
- This is a very good idea. As someone who receives 1000, or more emails each day. It can literally drain the entire day. I admit to skipping emails to every other day. Some people would be mortified to hear this, but it has helped with productivity.
Whatever you do, get organized and develop a strong routine or schedule. This is vital if you are working independently or working from home. These careers require a special type of discipline that supersedes what it is needed in normal work. Happy Increased Productivity!
About The Author: Adrienne Igo has more than 20 years in the Recruitment Industry, she runs several small online businesses and is an online social and digital media consultant. Adrienne has almost 40 years of astrological experience, and was once known online by thousands as CAPRICORNTIGRESS of Astrologyalookinside.com
Adrienne Igo once was 500 pounds and spent more than 7 years in a wheelchair before beginning a personal weight loss journey in 2013. She went from a size 54 dress to a size 12. She currently has over 500 dance and motivational videos on YouTube.
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