We are all so busy, all the time. There are days when life just happens and I deal with it as I go. Actually, life happens and I just react. This usually happens, no, not usually, it always happens on the days that I don’t use my four ways to be more productive. When I use these four proven ways to be more productive, life does not just happen and I control how I react to what happens in my life. These four ways are not anything new, you probably know them, but do you use them? You should, they are so easy. I propose you try them for a week and then the next week don’t use them. Next, compare both weeks and you’ll see which week was better and more productive. So without further ado, here they are:
1. Wake up Early – Yes, as simple as that, but oh so hard to keep up. When I wake up early consistently for a couple of days, my days are complete opposites from the days that I don’t. It’s hard to get out of bed, yes it is and I wont’t lie about it. But after I’m up and drinking my first cup of coffee, I feel so great that I forget about the fact that I woke up early. By waking up early, I get to do other things that prepare me to have a great day and accomplish more than if I had woken up later.
2. Exercise – Yes, it works. I know you know this and we all know this, but it is so freaking hard to do it. After I wake up early (#1), I exercise, but I don’t do it every day. I exercise 3-4 times a week in the morning. On the days that I exercise, I don’t know what happens to my brain, but it is so focused and I get to finish things in half of the time. It’s like my brain goes into super focus mode power and I can get things done, one after the other.
3. Eat Breakfast – Yes, you must. The days that I skip this one, the hunger doesn’t let me do anything and I can’t be productive or get anything done. So, have a good breakfast, throw some eggs, toast, coffee and fruit, and enjoy it. Your stomach will be happy and leave you alone for hours, so you can get to work.
4. Journal in the Morning – Yes, do it in the morning instead of at night. It goes against all that you have learned about journaling, but that’s good, try it this way, break the rules of journaling. The commandment of journaling is that you must do it at night, so that by journaling your troubles away you can rest better or by reflecting on what you have experienced during the day, you can grow and improve. I say do it in the morning. At night, go to sleep and rest. When you wake up and you have given your subconscious a break, then go into the depths of your subconscious and write about whatever troubles or excites you or both.
Again, don’t take my word for it. Try these four techniques one week and suppress them the next week. Then compare the weeks, and you will see that they work.