05 Oct 6 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”
There’s a notable distinction between being busy and being productive. Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being productive.
Being productive is less about time management and more on managing your energy.
It is the business of life.
We need to learn how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most benefits.
Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive
Here are a few things you need to stop doing to be more productive;
1. Trying to Do Everything at Once
You know what they say, jack of all trades, master of none.
Trying to do everything is not ambition, it’s indecision. If you want to be an expert on something, you have to learn to say no to other opportunities, at least for now.
Even though Rihanna has her own make-up line – Fenty Beauty – now, she focused all her energy on becoming the top music star in her niche.
Become the best in one area and then branch out later.
2. Stop Working Overtime
In 1926, Henry Ford conducted an experiment on productivity with these results; when you decrease your daily working hours from 10 to 8, and shorten the work week from 6 days to 5, your productivity increases.
The more you work, the less productive you are going to be over time. The greats like Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Rockefeller, Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt among others took naps daily to boost their productivity.
Who knew sleeping was such a great tool for success?
3. Stop Being a Perfectionist
Being a perfectionist decreases productivity because you spend more time on a required task. You tend to procrastinate and wait for the perfect moment but in life, if it’s the perfect moment, it’s probably too late.
You might think you are not ready ye but when we wait for the perfect time, we miss it.
THE PERFECT TIME IS NOW.
4. Be Prepared, Always
High achieving people are proactive, rather than reactive. If you want to excel, practice instead.
5. Take Some Time to Relax
So many people pride themselves in the fact that they work non stop with out any break. We often need time to relax in order to recharge and explore.
Giving yourself some alone time helps your brain relax. You can use it to reflect on obstacles and see them from a different perspective. Use the time for reflection and find out ways to optimize your energy. We often find solutions when we are not looking for them.
6. Stop Skipping Meals
Skipping meals lowers your energy and concentration levels, so that you get less work done for each hour you put in. It also leads to increased cravings for foods that are quick fixes, like junk food and sweets.
Prepare your food ahead of time so you have one less thing to worry about.
To be more productive, you have to put in the work. Learn about your body and find ways to optimize your energy for a more successsful life. Things don’t happen to us, we happen to things. Being productive won’t happen to you if you just sit there and wait for it.
What are the ways you have found to increase productivity. Mention them in the comment section.