I read a great article this week that I want to share. You may do several of these things already, but I thought if you get even one additional idea, it is worth the read. You can read the FULL ARTICLE HERE
Here is my quick recap:
- Manage Your Mood
a) If you start the day calm, with a routine, it’s easy to get the right things done and focus.
b) Studies demonstrate that happiness increases productivity and makes you more successful.
- Don’t Check Email in The Morning
a) When you read an email, you are putting yourself in position to react instead of taking initiative.
b) You wind up giving your best hour(s) of the day to someone else’s goals instead of your own.
- Before You Try To Do It Faster, Ask Whether It Should Be Done At All
a) Many times the answer to “Why can’t I get everything done?” is because I’m trying to do too many things.
b) Do what is important AND NOT MUCH ELSE.
- Focus Is Nothing More Than Eliminating Distractions
a) Distractions make us stupid.
b) Have a place that you can “hideout” and escape distractions – for at least portions of the day.
- Have A Personal System
a) Productive people have a routine.
b) Great systems work because they make things automatic – and don’t tax our very limited supply of will power.
c) Adapt a system using the 80-20 rule where you spend 80% of your time and energy on the most important activities.
- Define Your Goals The Night Before
a) Research proves that you are much more likely to accomplish something when it is specific and written down.
Have a great week!!