It’s no surprise that many of us are often too hard on ourselves and think about all the things we need to do instead of what we have already accomplished. This blog gives you 5 top tips for how to be more productive in your daily life so that you can feel better about yourself, have a more positive attitude, and get more done!
- Get Sufficient Sleep
One key to staying productive every day is getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can have drastic effects on your body and mind. It’s important that you create a routine for yourself before work, one where you get the right amount of rest each night in order to wake up feeling refreshed. One easy way to improve your sleep cycle and get the rest you need is to try going to bed an hour earlier. This can help you wake up and feel energised to start the day.
2. Meditate Regularly
Meditation is a powerful tool that can help improve the body, mind and soul. Research has shown it can help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety and depression. There’s also evidence that it can increase self-compassion and empathy for others, boost our immune system, decrease insomnia symptoms as well as strengthen cognitive function. People with lower stress levels are more productive, have a higher quality of life, and live longer. With all of these amazing pluses it’s easy to understand why meditation is a fantastic thing to integrate into your daily routine if you want to be more productive.
Note: Meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting still for an hour at 4am every day, it can be mini moments of mindfulness when it suits you, during your day.
3. Workout Every Day
It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. But did you know it can also enhance your productivity? It has been proven that regular exercise improves productivity at work and in life. Exercise is a great way to increase energy, focus, and confidence. In fact, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who work out regularly are more productive than those who don’t get their physical activity on a regular basis. Exercise doesn’t just make us feel better; It can also make us more organised and efficient. You don’t need to run, a fast walk or a few desk exercises can get the heart rate elevated.
4. Eat Healthy Breakfast
You might have heard many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast is like not taking your vitamins. Sure, you can function for a while without it but in the end skipping breakfast can hurt both your body and mind when you have a busy day ahead. Sometimes it’s hard to find time in the morning so why not prep breakfast the night before? Waking up knowing that breakfast has already been prepared and all you have to do is eat it can be an extra boost, setting yourself up for a productive day ahead.
5. Take Breaks
Do you feel like you are always on the go? Constantly pushing your way through your to-do list, even when it is time for dinner or bedtime? Silly as it may seem, the key to balance in life and good productivity levels is taking regular breaks. You don’t have to take hours off from work every day; just 5 minutes of relaxation can refresh and rejuvenate you. Take a deep breath right now. Close your eyes for 10 seconds. Picture yourself at the beach with waves crashing around you, listening to the birds call overhead and feeling sand between your toes. Now, open your eyes and crack on feeling that little bit more relaxed and refreshed.
It seems like every day there is more and more to do. Between work, family and personal commitments, it can be hard to find time for yourself or your passions. In today’s world, the most happy and successful people are those who have mastered how to work smarter and not harder. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, then it is even more important that you make the most of every minute. By implementing these 5 simple tips you can help support yourself towards being and feeling more productive in your daily life.