10 Secrets of Productive People

We all know that one person who seems to fit everything in one day; a yoga class, full day at work, spend time on a self-project, cook dinner, spend time with family and friends, sleep, wake-up and do it all again fresh faced and ready to go!

You can do this too, but first you have to become productive, get rid of some of the habits in your life to make room for more efficient ones.

Try a few of the below secrets and see how much more productive you become.

#1 PLAN FOR TOMORROW

At the end of every day, make a list of what you have to do tomorrow. From personal to work, write down anything you need to do; it will remind you to do some things the night before and gives you a visual so you can think about how to prioritise. Remember to split the list into two, personal and work.

#2 DO THE WORST FIRST

If you wake up dreading something on your to-do list for the day – that’s what you need to do first. Don’t procrastinate; don’t check emails beforehand, just go do it before you do anything! You will feel better afterwards.

#3 PRIORITISE TIME WITH FAMILY (AND/OR FRIENDS)

Every productive person I know, makes at a few hours a week to spend 100% dedicated time with their family / friends. Turn your phones, laptop and TV off and bond with the ones you love. Most of us spend so much time away from our families, at work or school, that taking those few hours  allows us to appreciate those we have in our lives. This is something you can always do at the weekends if not during the week.

#4 LIGHT A FIRE IN YOUR IMAGINATION 

The older we get the more we forget the power of imagination; imagining a lifestyle you want can literally light a fire in your mind. Visualise the direction of your life, that end goal; it will make you ready for the day ahead and fill you with tenacity to reach your dreams.

#5 GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Productive people exercise regularly. The adrenaline released will make you feel better, healthier and sleep deeper, but the best use of exercise is the de-stressing properties. Most exercise doesn’t allow you the time to worry and stress about the day, a little break does the world of good for productivity as when you return you are calmer and ready to go again.

#6 STOP SAYING “TOMORROW”

‘I need to book in that meeting’, ‘I should call my friend’, ‘I don’t want to go to the dentist’……’I’ll just do that tomorrow’. How many of us fall into the tomorrow trap? take the time needed to do something when it crops up; otherwise a snowball effect occurs. You are going to have to do it in the future, so why put it off, do it today and move on with your life.

#7 SELF-MOTIVATE

No one is going to become productive for you, nor spend time teaching you how to do it (unless you want to pay for it). Research your own productive strategies, ones that you think can work for you and then try them. Some will work, some won’t, but every day you will have to motivate yourself to stay on-top of things, of course FWL Squad is here to give you a daily dose of motivation 🙂

#8 HONE YOUR NATURAL SKILL SET 

Productive people use what they are good at to get the job done. Some people are good at the art of persuasion or delegation. Use those skills to get rid of daily tasks that may be holding you back.

#9 THE POWER OF THREE

Most productive people choose three main things they want to do on any one day. Set yourself three daily goals to achieve; see how productive you become when you achieve them and then still have time for some other things.

#10 THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT

Remember the person who can do it all? Well they won’t be doing everything perfectly. Maybe they can only fit in 20 minutes of exercise; sometimes things have to give and if you don’t become the most productive person in the world don’t beat yourself up, you’re still more productive than someone who doesn’t even want to try.

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