One thing about being productive is people think that it can just come naturally. Its crazy how we think being in the right headspace is enough to effectively knock out any task set before us. Well I am here to say that is not true!! Being productive requires so much more, such as focus, motivation and dedication. It is something that we have to INTENTIONALLY work at.
Join me today as I share the final 2 reasons your busyness is killing your productivity.
Distractions often get the best of us, and more times than not we are distracted without even realizing it. Most of us are aware of our obvious distractions but refuse to limit them. Why sit in front of a TV if you know you will be tempted to turn it on while you work? If your anything like me, if your working and watching TV eventually the TV wins and your work is pushed to the side. So how do we limit these distractions without feeling completely neglected?
While your working, treat it like a job, allow scheduled breaks to check the things that you want to check and to socialize. Yes your in control here but you have to create an environment of structure. Too often while we are working we have our email and social networks open and not to mention our cell phones are buzzing left and right.
You have to be intentional about your time working on your goals, SO you have to intentionally limit distractions! This might hurt when I say it but NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE truly cares as much about your goals as you do! At the end of the day, social media, and your friends are doing what they need to do to move their lives forward, so do what you need to do to move yours forward!
You have no routine
Setting a routine is often overlooked but it is vital. Do not underestimate the need to have a plan. I can't tell you the number of times that I woke up early to work on my business but because I didn't have a plan I got nothing done. Setting a routine not only helps you but it helps those around you to know what times you are doing what.
I know that some of us have 9-5s and its hard to have a set routine, but if you can, I encourage you to make the most of the time you have by getting a routine. Whether it is day or night, make the time and space needed to work on your business. Make a designated work space that gets you excited about working. Set office hours so people know when they can and when they can not interrupt you. Plan your day from start to finish, and do whatever routine works best for you.
No matter what routine you set, I am a believer that how you start your day sets the tone for your day. Be intentional about how you start your day, and how best to achieve your goals.
Remember, no one is responsible for reaching YOUR goals but YOU. Be intentional on your part and know that in due time the results will come.
Lets chat: What are things limiting you from being productive?
Until next time
PS Check out part one HERE!