How to Set Yourself Up For a Productive Day


How to Set Yourself Up For a Productive Day

We all know starting our day off can be a troubling process because in the back of our minds, we want to be productive even while we’re lazy.

As we’re sitting on the couch, we’re simultaneously hating the feeling while enjoying it. It’s like eating a giant fast good meal and regretting it afterwards because you know you’re harming your body in ways you can’t see yet.

But here are some points on how to set yourself up for a productive day.


#1 Start Your Day With Meditation or Simple Exercise

Starting your day with a short meditation or simple exercise can help you gain clarity to prioritize your tasks and action plan for the day. Meditation gives allows you to dispose the scatters in your mind and help organize it.

Simple exercises will help boost your energy levels just enough as to not wear you off but refresh you from lethargy. Eventually this practice of mediation or simple exercise will create a space in your head which gives you clarity in your plan for the day.


#2 Turn Off All Distractions

With the growth of technology, distractions are at it’s highest level ever. There are numerous number of ‘time-vampires’ today which has disengaged people from their present moment and tasks.

Turning off all these distractions such as radio, tv, games and social media platforms, will save you a lot of time, help you become more laser-focused and re-direct your energy towards accomplishing your tasks.

Once you’ve tackled your tasks, you can set a little reward system to do whatever you’d like. However, make a commitment to allocate the most energetic time of your day to your work and finishing them first.


#3 Create a Checklist of What You Want to Accomplish

By creating a checklist, you’ve programmed your mind with an intention which is akin to a purpose. Having a purpose for your day will keep you inspired and motivated to stay on track.

It will help you to stay committed instead of swaying off course. For every tasks that’s been accomplished, cross it out for positive reaffirmation.

At times, you may not be able to complete all the tasks on your checklist by the end of the day due to external factors.

Nonetheless, the idea of a checklist is to set an intention of what you want to accomplish for the day. This way you can ensure that your project gets done in a timely and fashionable manner.


#4 Set Milestones

Create milestones to the finish line by creating time blocks for the day. A time block is a specific amount of time you’ve set for a specific task or project.

When you are able to designate and allocate your time, you take control of your productivity through discipline and focus.


#5 Clear Your Mind and Come Back to It

The human mind is not meant to work for 8 hours straight. Our brains work best in 60-90 minutes interval of focused work. After that interval, get away from your desk by taking a walk, stretching a bit or enjoying a drink to help clear your mind.

Even if it’s as short as 5 minutes, such ‘break’ intervals will help your brain re-energize giving you a new spurt of zest to enter your next time block of dedicated work.

How to Set Yourself Up For a Productive Day

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About Author

Besides being random and dealing with ADHD from time to time, Michael Gregory II is the CEO of the Self Development Workshop. He's traveled to over a dozen countries, counselled a variety of people, and continues furthering his knowledge in self-development, depression, and mastering your happiness. On his lazy days, he enjoy watching people, reading in Starbucks, and speaking to random strangers. (Yeah, he’s weird.)

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