Waking up at 6 a.m. going to the gym, washing those stack of dishes, and what about those unread emails in your inbox. Oh! a marathon of work is on.
From wake up in the morning till night, we have lots of things to be done. Either you are an office goer, business person, homemaker or student, we all have some set of jobs that come up every day that we know we should do properly. We all need some motivation to complete those things.
In this article, I am sharing some time management skill given by some experts to show you how to be more productive with your daily to-do’s
1. VISUALIZE SUCCESS
“I visualize myself already successfully completing the task. I spend about 5 minutes with my eyes closed envisioning how I will feel, how the outcome will look, and how great the process was. The brain cannot tell the difference between a well-imagined thought and reality, so this is effective because on some level, the brain things I already did it! This makes the process WAY easier and visualizing a successful outcome gets me more excited to take the first actual action step.” —Christine Hassler
2. PLAN AHEAD
“Figure out your priorities of what needs to get done. Focus on your top priorities each day by creating a to-do list of no more than 3 to 5 items for the next day. Then schedule them into your calendar just like appointments.” —Elizabeth R. Lombardo
3. TRICK YOURSELF
“I put a lot of fake deadlines on my calendar, adding deadlines for tasks that are earlier than the actual due date so that I get started on projects well before they are needed. This way, long-term projects get the same degree of attention as short-term projects. Because some deadlines on my schedule are real ones and some are early, it is harder for me to cheat.” —Art Markman
4. GET INSPIRED BY OTHERS
“Depending on the day or even the hour, productivity can take very low dips. At times, I may feel like throwing in the towel. I love being inspired by amazing women who have achieved great things. When I have a setback, I will spend 15 minutes reading quotes from strong women or reading or watching an interview with a woman I admire (a gold medalist or a CEO). This gets me back in the right mindset to tackle any challenge.” – Samantha Ettus
5. SHUT OFF DISTRACTIONS
“My mind craves distractions when I’m lazy, so I also make sure to shut off as many distractions as I possibly can-and often disconnect from the internet when I’m working on something that requires more focus.” – Chris Bailey
6. STOP WAITING
“Focus on being better than perfect: don’t wait for the perfect time or the perfect opportunity. Sure, you may not be able to complete the whole project right now, but take 15 minutes to do one specific part of a bigger project. Rather than waiting until you have time to do the entire thing, take small steps each and every day to get you to your ultimate goal.” —Elizabeth R. Lombardo
7. ENJOY GOAL COMPLETION
“Some people brush off the significance of completing a goal or move on to a new goal without taking time to really be proud of what they’ve accomplished. Even if your goal wasn’t earth-shattering, celebrating its completion establishes a cycle of positivity and good feelings toward being motivated and productive, which can keep you from making laziness a habit.” – Kayla Matthews
What keeps you motivated?
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