No doubt, every one of us wants to be influential and leave a mark of our success over the world! But what it takes to be the icon that people will follow your footsteps. It is your lifestyle and working habits that determine your achievements in life.
The most productive people of you are not those who are born with some heroic powers or have got extra tinge of intellect, but they are those who are consistent and know how to manage their time.
So here I am listing some of the most important habits of highly productive people that you can adopt to get the best out of you and be among the list of productive people.
Habits of Highly Productive people
1. Prioritize things in life
You might consider that all of the things you are doing in your life are important and you cannot neglect any of them but wonder, can you master everything? No! Nobody can. So give yourself time to acknowledge what is most important and near to your life goals and put it first. This will not only give you a clear direction but also make you more focused towards your goal.
Put first things first
Give maximum of your attention to the most important task of life so you don’t end up doing a lot of things and not giving your best to any of them. Choose one task at a time and invest all your efforts to that before jumping to the next one.
2. Have a dream to chase
No successful people are there without a dream in life. You cannot attain something until you have a vision to achieve that so start dreaming.
“Aim for the moon- even if you miss.. You’ll still be among the stars.” Set high aims for you so you struggle to achieve something near to them. Dreams add meaning to your life and set the stage for you to be productive. So, have a goal in life and set your tasks around that so you stay close to what you want to achieve in life.
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3. Minimize distractions
In this age when electronic media is overpowering us, one can hardly escape from virtual distractions during work. But a pact with yourself to limit these distractions can keep your focus in place.
Set time for checking accounts
Commit to yourself for minimizing distractions while doing work. Its good to limit yourself to checking your social media accounts once or twice a day. Log out of these accounts to make accessibility a bit harder so each time you make a login, you realize that you are getting distracted. Apps such as anti-social can be a great help for minimizing distractions from social media accounts.
Similarly, checking your email several times a day without any significant need can be a distraction too. Fix times of the day (times in which you are less active) to check your email and use filters to shift unnecessary and time-consuming mails such as shopping subscriptions, etc. to view at a later point.
Keep your browser closed when you are not using internet and only open it in time of need so you do not peek into unnecessary stuff ending up wasting your time that you could have used for accomplishing something productive.
5. Shift from “I can’t” to “I will”
Change your attitude towards life. Have faith in you as the famous saying goes “Believing in yourself is the first step to success”. Do not consider any thing as impossible. Associate positive expectations from yourself because the way you deal with issues transform your abilities to perform on them.
The moment you consider yourself capable of doing something, you will automatically get energy for getting that work done.
Start off without waiting for a perfect time because there is never going to be one. Now is the time! Be passionate about yourself and the goals of your life because”Your attitude determines your altitude”.
6. Maintain to-do list
Find your way of organizing better. For some of you, it might be some application in your smartphone; others might like keeping a journal or having sticky notes in your room. Whatever ways might suit you, the job is to remind you of upcoming tasks in your routine.
Shifting your wish-list from your mind to paper or your phone screen has done half the job for you because you are going to re-think about it.
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7. Divide work into sections
Decide a task for the upcoming week and divide it into small milestones for each day. Do not overburden yourself by setting up your to-do’s too high that you cannot meet them. Do little but be consistent. Instead of doing a lot in one day and tiring yourself for the next day, do little every day.
Reward yourself for accomplishing each milestone by doing a little shopping or dining out! This will keep you going for the rest of your tasks.
8. Collect your thoughts
You may get great ideas while doing daily chores, doing exercise or having lunch. Never let go of them because having a throwback on these ideas can lead your productivity to the next level. Keep a pocket sized journal with you always or take help of apps to jot down these ideas and recollect them at some later point.