A lot of people ask me how I use time as an opportunity because I fit so many things into my schedule. These are my own tips for an extremely productive day:
The majority of us hate getting out of bed, so this is a small thing you can do to make sure you start the day on the right footing.
When you pick up your phone (everyone does) go straight to the ALARM app and set an alarm for three tasks, with deadlines, which you have to get done today. It is important to go straight to the ALARM app and not to Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat - we both know the struggles...
After you set the alarms to go off throughout your day,, you must take ownership and remain accountable to your set deadlines. This is a team sport, it's your intentions working with your actions so don't let the team down.
2. Get Moving
It's not the weekend, so get up and and get to work! There isn't time for you to spend procrastinating or thinking about random nonsense; your intentions need to make an entrance to your productive day.
Once you've started to do things, make sure you stay retrospective to your set tasks as you need to prioritise them throughout the day. It's essential that you complete ALL of those tasks before their respective deadlines.
3. Investing Only
Make sure you don't spend your time, instead you invest your time. This means that you need to remove the people, activities and side-events whih don't give you a sufficient ROI on your time.
It's easy to say that you will invest your time, and it may take a while to get used to investing over spending, but if you're as serious as me, it won't be an issue.
4. Stay Healthy
I'm no health expert, but I understand the integral parts of a sound emotional, physical and spiritual state to be productive.
The things I do to keep productive:
- Get Some Sleep
- Have Some Decent Food
- Continually Educate Yourself
It is important to remain healthy on so many levels, and this will always assist you to remain productive.
5. Stay Focused
You know what you have to do, you know how to do it, so get to work. As I mentioned in Episode 5 of #AskTR: 'An excuse is ignorance in the face of prioritisation'.
Believe it or not, I have so many of my clients tell me that the same reasons that limit their ability to take action (e.g. time, money, support etc) are often the exact same reasons that they fall off track. Hence, it's vital that you eliminate these excuses and substitute them with solutions. A solution-oriented person is a lot more attractive than an excuse-oriented person and the perfect solution is to cut the excuses out of your life.
Have a productive day!
I appreciate your time