Do you wish you could accomplish more in your day without sacrificing your relationships or well-being? Read on for some powerful tools and strategies to supercharge your productivity and help you achieve your goals.
According to the Task Management Trends Report, workers spend only 53.3% of their time on productive tasks. The rest of the time is lost due to interruptions and distractions.
The first step to being truly productive is to understand that being busy doesn’t equate to being productive. We often celebrate being busy, but true productivity is about getting the important things done on time while maintaining balance in your life. It’s not about cramming more tasks into your day. It’s about creating space so you can get really clear on what matters most. It’s about being certain about what you’re delivering, why you need to do that thing ahead of all the other things, and when it needs to be delivered by. We experience a dopamine hit every time we get something done. That’s why many of us love a good to-do list. Boost your feel-good factor by breaking that deliverable down into bite sized pieces so that you get to feel great every time you tick those smaller tasks off.
Want to leapfrog the steps needed to deliver your outcome? Work on your keystone action first. A keystone action is that one task which makes everything else easier or it eliminates the need for other tasks. By identifying and prioritising the keystone action, you can streamline your workflow and achieve your goals more efficiently.
What about those days when you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Your mind has just one job, and that’s to keep you safe. Anytime you feel anxious or overwhelmed, you turn on the survival switch. Creativity and reasoning will shut down.
This is the time to regulate your nervous system rather than putting your head down and pushing through. It seems counterintuitive as you want to do anything other than rest up. That’s exactly what needs to happen. Pre-empt the overwhelm by scheduling in active recovery breaks, such as going for a walk or practicing deep breathing. This will calm your mind and help you to think outside the box.
To supercharge your productivity follow these key steps. Firstly, get clear on your desired outcome. Ask yourself, what is the one thing that matters most to me right now? Then identify the next right action that will propel you towards that outcome. Just do that next right action. Then when that action is complete and you’ve celebrated ticking it off your list, get clear on the next thing that matters most to you.
Do you have the energy necessary to fuel your productivity? Boost your energy by regulating your nervous system with active recovery techniques such as alternate nostril breathing, box breathing, a quick bounce on your rebounder, or my favourite – standing barefoot in the grass. Practice active recovery daily and you’ll be amazed at how much more sustainable energy is available to you.
Implementing these steps, can transform your productivity and provide a more fulfilling and successful week. So why wait? Take control of your productivity and start achieving your goals today.
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