Do you struggle with time management or staying focused on the task at hand? Do you need to get more done with the time you have? Let me teach you how to improve your productivity by increasing your energy and focus.
Managing your time is a very subjective action and it is unique to every person and every schedule. However, improving your focus and energy levels are proven ways to improve productivity.
Meditation is a proven way to increase focus; meditating restricts your mind from wandering. Meditation and mindfulness go hand in hand, we have more on that later though. Look out for our Gratitude Meditation challenge coming soon.
Meanwhile, check out these resources on meditation:
Square Breathing ( 5 minute meditation)
2-1 Breathing (4 minute meditation)
Gratitude Meditation (5 minute meditation)
Mindfulness Meditation (7 minute meditation)
Glucose is the essential chemical that powers our brains
**Not the glucose you find in sugary, processed foods ,though, as those only work for the short-term and cause that “brain crash” we have all experienced
You know this one, sleep is great for increasing your energy for many reason so get some rest! You deserve it.
Any exercise you want is perfect for improving your energy and focus; get moving, even if it’s only a few times a week. No need to set a rigorous workout plan for yourself. Your workout plan should be intuitive, not stressful.
Start small and you will still see the results.
If you’re just starting out, maybe try some simple yoga at home. I have lots of great beginner workouts on my membership site like Learning to Meditate in 7 days, Yoga for Beginners, Yoga for the Shoulders, Self-Love Flow, Restorative Yoga Flow, and much more.
Perfection is unattainable and it isn’t something to strive for in our everyday lives; it might not feel like the “perfect time” to work on a project or clean the pantry, but it’s always the perfect time.
Try doing the task you’re avoiding for just 10 minutes, and this may just put you in that “perfect time” mood.
Chunking is the process of taking a large project and splitting it into smaller “chunks”.
These chunks can be sub-tasks of a much larger task you are working on or they can be chunks of time, like working for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break.
Your willpower is like a muscle that tires as you work it; remove those distractions that force you to exercise your willpower and let your mind focus on the task at hand.
Without a purpose, having more energy and focus is useless; if you care about what you’re doing, it is much easier to get excited about the task at hand.
Set reminders for yourself on what you are working towards
Be inspired every day