We most of the time go to bed with the intention of doing our best the next day and be as productive as possible. Especially now that it’s a new year, being productive is in 99% of resolutions. So you buy a beautiful planner, new pens and you already know that your new hobby is going to be planning. But nothing changes. You fall in the same traps again and you keep saying tomorrow I’ll be more productive. There are some actions that we do that unintentionally or not keeps us from being productive. So if you stop doing these five things, there is a high chance that you see your productivity level increase.
One: You go to bed late
Let’s start with the beginning. Your bed time dictates the state you’re going to be in the next day. If you go to bed late, you’ll wake up way too tired, with less energy than if you went to bed a little earlier the day before. That’s if you don’t snooze of course. The most common scenarios is “the five more minutes” one, you end up sleeping one or two hours more. And obviously, the less time we have left, the less task we’re going to be able to accomplish in that day.
Two: You don’t plan
I have to stress more on that. Planning is really important. Planning doesn’t have to be done in a 100dollars planner full of colors and stickers. You can do a simple “to do list” and it’ll even be better to plan your week ahead. When you don’t know what to do or when to do them, you end up overwhelming yourself by doing too many things or by telling yourself that you have enough time to do them all and it might not always be true . Planning give you a better perspective of your day and helps you accomplish more things. And checking done your task of your lists is such a rewarding feeling.
Three: You watch too much TV
Sometimes I feel like TV is s……. Now it’s Netflix or just streaming websites in general. And it much worst. At least your TV show has a specific time, when it’s done, there is only 50% chance that you’re going to find a program that you’d want to watch. But now we have power over how much you want to be in front of the screen. I’m sometimes guilty of it. The solution would be to limit the amount of time we dedicate to television and use this time to do something more productive.
Four: You think you have enough much time
And that is the result of not planning your days or week. You have something to do, and you say later I’m going to take care about that. Little by little you start accumulating tasks that you still have to do. And you end up having way too many things to do and instead of starting you completely give up.
Five: You don’t exercise
It’s scientifically proven that exercising gives you more energy. This is really important. Not only because you start your day the right way, but also because you start your day with a feeling of achievement. That way you set the right note for everything else you have to do. It also helps you gain more brain cells, helps you gain more energy by producing a mitochondria. When you do intense exercise, it releases a huge amount of endorphins and serotonin into your body. Which helps you to prioritize task and stop you from procrastinating.
About the Author
Maryam is an ambitious student and Muslimah who was born in Egypt and loves all things beautiful, especially Halal fashion finds. When she is not writing down EVERYTHING, You can find her sharing her favs in Hijab Style on her blog, Veil By Maryam and catch her on Instagram sharing delicious photos of food and her natural beauty, masha Allah!