Here you will find a few principles, rules and tips that will help you make the most out of this guide and get your productivity to the next level.
But, First things first,
Take Care of Your Health:
The most important thing you can remember is to take care of yourself and your health first, before engaging in anything else, This means:
1. Make sure you sleep enough & get quality sleep
2. Pay attention to your diet
3. Engage in a form of a physical exercise
These three are the prerequisites for being energetic, focused and healthy.
This is the golden rule of productivity. No matter what you choose to do, it is vital you pay attention to staying consistent. This is especially important in the beginning, while you’re still
forming a habit.Do it every day.
It’s far more valuable to do one habit for seven days, even if you do 10 minutes each day, instead of doing it one day a week — even if it is for 5 hours.
Remember: If necessary, sacrifice the Quality, and the Quantity, for the sake of CONSISTENCY.
Live a 24-Hour Life
We, humans, are creatures of instant gratification. We will always do everything in our power to reach pleasure as fast as possible. That’s why anything that requires commitment for a longer period of time, especially when we don’t see the results right away (i.e. losing weight), tends to overwhelm and demotivate us. To prevent this, practice living a 24-hour life. That means you should make a plan for a longer period of time, but think and act only in a span of one single day.
Don’t think about a month from now. Don’t think about the next week. Don’t even think about the next day. Only day that’s ahead of you. Your goal is to do better than you have done it the day before.
Maximize Your Support System
No matter what your goals and priorities are, tell people close to you what you’re doing. Explain it so they can understand why you are doing it, why it’s important to you. Tell them that you would appreciate the support and accountability. Trust me, people are willing to help if you are ready to commit. Plus, this makes a bit of an exciting challenge to keep up with your goals.
Invest in the Constructive Side of Your Personality
Every day you wake up, you have a choice. Whether you will invest your precious time in the side of your personality that likes to take it easy, procrastinate, and indulge in all kinds of pleasure. Or you will invest your precious resource in the side of your personality that gives better return on investment. The one you know will deliver results. Remember, you have full control and choice where your focus and attention will go. So, choose wisely.
Stop Hyping Yourself up Before Sleep
Promising yourself that you will get up early, rock your day, just builds up the expectations, which only leads to demotivation if you don’t follow through. Instead, wake up and go from there. One thing at the time.
Writing things down, either on paper or in a digital form, is a great way keep track of your priorities, thoughts, ideas and progress. Try to gradually add this in your life and remember to evaluate your notes every single week. This is important because you can make sure you are on the right path and you can adapt your strategy if necessary.