Fight The 4 Types of Distractions
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All you need to do is take a big wall calendar that has an entire month on it and place it somewhere visible.
For each day that you do the positive behavior or stay away from doing a negative one, you get to put a big X on that day.
After a week or two, you’ll have a chain, and you’ll like seeing that chain of X’s, so much so that you will do almost everything you can to maintain it.
"The happiest people spend much time in a state of flow — the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”
We, humans, want pleasure and results as soon as possible. We start taking action, but it often happens that we fall off the wagon because we don’t see results that fast.
From then on, every morning you wake up, you should focus on the day ahead of you, to take action towards your goal(s), and achieve incremental progress.
The main reason why this is important is because not knowing priorities, or just partially knowing them, makes us random and it takes us more time to get to actual work.
Instead of having to decide on these things in the morning and losing precious willpower and decision-making ability, map it out the night before.
... by deconstructing tasks. Program yourself to break the task at hand into smaller pieces immediately, and just get yourself to do the first one in the sequence.
In most cases, finishing the first task will trigger a momentum, and that will make it easier to complete the remaining mini-tasks.
A morning routine aims to make you alert, help you take care of your health, intellectual and spiritual growth. Develop 2 types of habits:
Ideally, you should focus to form habits that give you both — such as exercising.
To increase the level of your health, and by default the level of productivity, because you will be more energetic and focused:
Evaluate how well you’ve executed your plan in the previous period, so you can improve it based on the insights you’ve gathered.
Try to make it a habit just before you go to bed. Take some time to evaluate your day and see what can you do better in the morning.
GTD is a productivity method for organizing your to-dos, priorities, and schedule in a way that makes them all manageable.
Its 5 principles are:
Time is our precious resource. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it cannot be saved. It can only be reallocated from activities of lower value to activities of higher value.
Time management refers to how you schedule and organize your time for different activities.