To preserve your energy, focus on starting one "type" of task and finish it before moving onto the next.
You can even organize your days for various kinds of tasks to keep the different types of energy contained.
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Self-care essentially means tuning in to our true needs, and making them a priority, rather than neglecting them in favor of obligations or urgent (but not important) tasks.
How we start our day is key to our daily lives.
Practicing gratitude, taking things light and easy, listening to soothing music, and cultivating a positive mindset is the start of self-care.
Little things like focusing on your breath, some moderate exercise, taking care of your posture, relaxing with your favorite TV show
are great ways to do some self-care that they don't require any extra time, like a spa therapy or a vacation.
According to traditional thinking, procrastinators have a time-management problem. They are unable to understand how long a task will take and need to learn how to schedule their time better.
Studies show low mood only increases procrastination if enjoyable activities are available as a distraction. In other words, we're drawn to other activities to avoid the discomfort of applying ourselves.
Procrastination leads to two primary consequences.
They are actions we make without thinking (habits, routines, compulsions). They control more than 40% of our daily actions.
So if we want to change our lives and be more productive, we...
This behavior keeps you from dedicating your time to meaningful work. Replying to email may feel productive, but the truth is emails are rarely the most important thing on your to-do list.
So instead of keeping your inbox open all day, change your default behavior to working on emails in batches.
Real-time communication sets the expectation that you’re always available. And for many of us, our default behaviors support just that.
In order to change this behavior, you need to set expectations on response time. Mute specific channels, get rid of pop-ups, turn off mobile notifications, etc.
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