First Create A Productivity Mindset.
Boosting productivity is really a mindset. It is a lifestyle choice for people that want to fit more into their life. And not necessarily more work either. Managing your priorities with respect to the time you have available is critical.
It is a learnable habit so there is no reason not to take advantage of every day and max out your enjoyment.
Giving your full attention to the task at hand and being focused on what you are doing not only gets more done, but it provides you with more satisfaction after each completion.
Laser concentration, being fully in the moment, is what you are shooting for. Getting into the “flow” is where you are most productive.
Multi tasking can be such a huge time waster, especially if you are switching back and forth all day, causing a lot of lost time regaining focus in between tasks.
You want to learn how to produce good results consistently in your life. And there’s that key word again, consistently.
If you aren’t consistent in your daily habits and maintaining your focus, it’s likely you’ll spend most of the day just spinning your wheels.
Productivity increases exponentially with small increases in effectiveness.
Now that doesn’t mean you have to do everything perfectly, it simply means you need to take actionable steps to get things accomplished.
One way to do this is to break down your big projects into smaller manageable, daily tasks. Set milestones so you can measure progress.
However, unless you decide to have a productive day, every day, it’s unlikely you’ll accomplish much. I repeat, productivity, like many other worthwhile things in life, is basically driven by a mindset.
It goes along with the success mindset. Having the right mindset is crucial to any endeavor, especially when it comes to time management and productivity.
Try using more positive daily affirmations. Each morning, before you begin work, look in the mirror and repeat positive affirmations to yourself.
These may seem uncomfortable at first, but as you keep using them, you will find yourself “living” into them. Persist through the uncomfortable stage to mastery.
Some good ones include:
I love getting things done. I am an exceptionally productive individual.
I am always in control of my time. I make the best use of my day.
I manage all of my daily tasks with ease. I love to see completions.
I work diligently each day at work so I can free up even more time.
Spend time working on your confidence in each of these areas. People often hold themselves back because they lack confidence in themselves. Sometimes we hold ourselves back as a way to self-sabotage. Something has been instilled in us that causes us to believe we can’t do a good job or we don’t want to take the responsibility for our actions.
Get away from this mindset. You do not have to be perfect to accomplish something, you simply need to start (and finish) your task list. Building your confidence will help you develop a better mindset for getting your work done.
Set motivating goals. If you don’t have goals, it’s hard to decide what is important and critical to work on. You’ll likely end up flitting the day away because you don’t have a goal or an end result in mind.
Write down your biggest work related goal and then break it down into smaller milestone goals. This will help you to analyze your progress and make timely changes.
Listen to or read something motivational. Get the right mindset on. Follow a busy person on social media, someone who always seems to be uber productive. Let this inspire you to become as productive or even more productive than that person.
Many people get dressed for work, even if they work from home. As you are getting ready (or dressed) for your work day, be sure to put on your most important garment—your mindset.
Make a commitment to yourself. Today, decide you will be more productive, and less distracted, and then take steps to make it happen. Some daily practices here…
Part of your mindset and your productivity begins with making a commitment. If you aren’t committed to managing your time, you’ll waste the time you should be using to do the necessary business building tasks that will take you to your goals.