10 tips to improve your productivity
To improve your work, you need to erase some bad habits. Without this it will be challenging for you to increase your motivation and your energy.
1. Worrying about what is out of your control.
There will be hard times and tough situations that you will find yourself in throughout life. Worrying about something that is out of your control, does not accomplish anything. Accepting it will give you mental space/peace and energy.
2 Always being a perfectionist.
Not everything is going to be perfect, that’s inevitable. There are times when perfection matters, but that’s not always the case. Most times your best can also be enough. Taking this action will free up energy and increase your motivation in being productive.
3. Don 't take part in other's problems
There are always people who want to share their problems. If you know your positive energy will be hugely affected and damaged by listen to other's problems, avoid it. Because it’s time spent inefficiently, reduce you own energy and motivation because negativity you were faced with.
4 Helping people who don't want to be helped.
You might have a loved one that is going through a hard time. Trying to help someone who don’t want your help is useless and tiresome. This is an act that could drain both your energy and your mental patient, affecting your productivity throughout the day.
5 Paying undue attention to all the subtle actions and words of others.
The words and actions of others can get us down. In some cases, those words and actions can teach us things about ourselves that are valuable to know. There are times to worry and think about these words and actions. That is why is vitally important you pick your battles and understand that the little things are often insignificant. When you are unsure, instead of letting it get to you, just ask.
6. Spending time with people who bring you down
Over the past few years I'm surrounded myself with only people I really enjoy being around. This wasn't always the case. When starting out my entrepreneurial career I was only surrounded myself around people who would make me money. This was the wrong approach to life. I hated myself every day. I dreaded not living up to their expectations. This would always bring me down.
Instead, surround yourself with people that lift you up. People that accept you for who you are. I would even go as far as to manage your calendar to find a time where you can all be together in person. These times are some of the best times in my life. These are the times that I live for, it allows you to get through the hard times.
7. Work you do not enjoy doing.
It is inevitable to have work we do not enjoy occasionally. If this is your full-time job, you should try and change your situation. We work, on average, 40 hours a week. Often, it is a lot more. Therefore, I highly recommend finding work that you love. Spending 8 hours a day doing something that exhausts you without much in return is very counterproductive.
8 Skipping your workouts.
It is easy to hit snooze on your alarm or to go directly home after work instead of the gym. Doing so, though, will leave you worse off. Working out releases endorphins, it gives you time to since, and it leaves you feeling healthy and fit.
9. Thinking about unfortunate past events.
Harping on the past is easy. It gives us a place to point fingers, make apologies and wish for different outcomes. This is very similar to worrying about what is out of your control. Thinking about the past does not accomplish anything. It just takes away motivation from the current time. It will get you down about your situation and wishing that things had played out differently.
Instead, all there is to do now is move forward and keep on striving.
10 Struggling to say no.
We feel a need to please those around us. That is why it is so tough to say “no”, to others. Sometimes, this is good because it pushes us out of our comfort zone. Many times, though, it is harmful. You end up taking on responsibilities or doing things that you do not want.
The solution is to learn how to say “no”. The transition is difficult at first, but people will respect you for it. Furthermore, it will give you significantly more time and power to commit to other things.