Everyone desires to be productive, and they want to know how they can be more productive than they already are. That’s why the solutions are everywhere and near around you – in the habit of successful people to-do lists, TED talks, books, the Pomodoro technique, planners and bullet journals, etc. Productivity is a philosophy of life and a state of mind to force yourself to feel doing something. It means adopting an attitude for continuous improvement.
Time is a relevant construct, and each experiences it. Differently, there are 24hours in a day for all of us, and it depends on a person how he squeezes it. We have often felt the conflicting between emotional motivation and embarrassment about whether we do it or not?
So if you often feel overwhelmed continuously, like time is moving faster than you and you’re surviving week after week but not making much progress, the first question you need to answer is What does productivity mean to you?
The level of productivity can be defined either as a goal or an approach of your life if you’re productive, that means you do a lot of things you create or produce large amounts of something. A productive mind makes more widgets than the shirker who keeps sneaking out to gossip and drink coffee—productive can use more broadly to describe something that produces a positive result.
If you take productivity as a goal, it means spending energy to make sure every moment is in a ‘useful’ manner. A productive mind focused on making the most of every moment working on their skills.
When you think of productivity as an approach, you end up re-examining your work, the tendency to do work smarter and make sure your goals are met.
*I feel more comfortable to take productivity as an approach. It helps me feel less overwhelmed because it requires me to define and work towards achieving specific goals and gives a feel always to be on.
Steps of being productive an approach:-
- Set self-imposed deadlines that can be helpful in terms of giving us focus and helping us meet our goals. For tasks and projects, try giving yourself a deadline, and then stick to it.
- Follow four essential elements of productivity- purpose, language, focus, and physiology.
- Make your goals setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic,Time-based)
- Make a to-do list before you leave for work and figure it out.
- Concentrate on one goal at a time, choose one task for one time, and try to finish on time.
- Don’t forget to work smarter; harder productivity is not an objective to maximize more tasks added in your schedule. Make a list Get rid of time-sucking activities that distract you from what matters in life and restructure your preferences without the items on your ‘to-don’t’ list.
To maximize your productivity, you need to start working on it. We hope you have found some useful suggestions in this article and can apply some of the tools and tips we unscrewed with some of the world’s most productive and successful people.