How to Stop Being Inactive and Keep Your Productivity High
Even if things go smoothly for you, there will always be that time where you hit a plateau. You stop being productive and laze and for some reason you just lose motivation. Even so, think of it as a challenge that you should break though in order to be better. Here, then, are some things you can do to step up and get your productive self back in the game.
Set Your Main Goal
Though this might sound too simple, setting a goal can be a great first step towards staying productive. Whether it’s for work, doing a hobby, or going to the gym, knowing your central goal by heart will guide you to actually accomplish it. This is simply because when we think of reaching that “greater purpose”, we at least have an easier time going through hardships.
Keep Track of Time
After visualizing and putting your goal on paper, it will be good to manage your time effectively. You can do that by taking note of how you are currently spending your time. Are you taking too much time preparing for work? Are you wasting your time going out drinking even if you know you can do something more productive? By doing this, you can assess which activities can stay on your schedule and those that you can just get rid of completely.
Get rid of distractions
In our time today, no matter if you are in Singapore or on the other side of the world, social media can be considered a very big distraction. Once you hear that Facebook notification sound, it might be hard to resist the temptation of scrolling on your phone all day. That is why you should try to at least isolate yourself from these things until you finish what you have to do. You can let people know to not contact you at this time because you want to focus, simple as that. Or you can…
Take advantage of the internet
You can block distracting social media platforms while also using productivity apps. You’ll be surprised to find out how many productivity sites there are actually are. Some of them incorporate different mechanisms to help with focus, productivity, and etc.
When it comes to productivity, it will be better to take small breaks from time to time instead of finishing the job all the way. Even though you convince yourself to push through your work without breaks, our brain is simply not created to keep long periods of focus and work. You’ll only do more harm than good! So taking breaks will give your mind and body much needed time to rest and replenish energy. This way you can start fresh when you get back to your job.