Minimizing or removing distractions is a great way to keep your productivity high, and it goes beyond just smartphones.
The root cause is our emotional discomfort and a need to be distracted.
Plan your day calendar reflecting your values, and stay on the tasks at hand.
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People get tired of their surroundings and a spruce-up can boost their energy and creativity.
Moving furniture or going to a fresh place can help your productivity.
Plan ahead for the week, month or year when you are energized and feeling motivated, for better results for getting stuff done.
The 4 methods to ignite productivity even when motivation is low:
If you can’t hold yourself accountable, it’s a good idea to bring in an outside influence.
An accountability partner forces you to acknowledge the ways you’re sabotaging yourself, take personal responsibility and complete that to-do list.
We can't waste valuable energy on mindless activities while putting off what matters most for later.
In business, wasting energy means working on low-value tasks, and thinking busywork is the same as productivity.
This is an essential aspect of successfully preparing for your day: you separate your actions into small chunks and focus only on the mini-goals of each segment.
The alternative is thinking of everything you need to do. This can easily lead you to feeling overwhelmed and helpless.