Many people overcomplicate productivity.
They invest in expensive programs and planners, set up complicated systems, and at the end of the day, they set themselves up for failure.
And when we fail, if we feel like we wasted a day or didn’t get everything done that we would have liked to, we can often fall into a negative thought pattern that leads to depression.
Beyond this, the thoughts of what we should have done stay trapped in our minds. This tends to increase anxiety, interrupt our sleep, and in turn, translates to more lack of productivity the next day.
So one of the biggest factors in getting you to live a happier, healthier, and freer life, ironically, is by disciplining yourself to get those most important tasks in your life done in a timely and efficient manner.
But knowing this, where do most people go wrong?
It starts by understanding this: we chronically overestimate the amount of stuff we can do in a 24 hour period.
Essentially, we stuff so much into our workdays that we get overwhelmed and overwhelm leads to procrastination.
Generally, when you find yourself mindlessly scrolling on social media when you should be working, it’s not because you’d rather be looking at Instagram.
It’s because you just don’t know what to do at that moment.
So the biggest factor in avoiding procrastination is to make it as clear as possible what you’re going to be working on.
So what I want to do here in this episode is to give you a few best practices that you can implement right here and right now after you listen to this show to help you avoid procrastination and get more done in your day.
I’ll also include photographs of my daily planner in the show notes so you can see what I’m talking about.
Above all, the absolute key to success with this process is this: prioritizing your life. One thing we do as human beings too much is going after shiny objects that distract us from what we truly want to do. If you’re going after several different big goals, then your focus won’t be where it should be. Pick one main focus each month when it comes to your goals and focus on that.
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