Getting on Track: How to Focus When You Don’t Feel Like Working
Elevate Your Potential Magazine
Set a few intentions: Productivity is the process of becoming more deliberate about how you spend your time, attention, and energy. Intentions help you zone in on the best possible things. Before you begin working, define a few things you want to accomplish by the time the day and week are over.
These intentions can be simple or complicated, large or small—the key is to step back from your work and ask what’s important, both today and over the next seven days.
Work slower: Working slower calms you and allows you to work more deliberately and purposefully. This week, try working slower and on fewer things at once if you find yourself struggling to become re-immersed in your work.
Disconnect: It’s easier to succumb to distractions when you have less energy and willpower to resist them. To combat this, consider disconnecting from the internet while you do your most important, complicated tasks.
Caffeinating can be key: As I wrote the other week, when taken in reasonable doses, caffeine boosts your mental and physical performance in pretty much every way. Drink an extra cup of tea or coffee if you feel your energy waning when you get to the office. While you may experience a larger energy crash later in the day, you’ll also get a significant energy boost in the moment. Read the full story…. alifeofproductivity.com
(TEDx Talks) Chris Bailey has been obsessed with the subject of productivity for more than a decade. In this talk, he argues that productivity doesn’t have to feel cold and corporate—and that it’s possible to get more done every day without hating the process. Drawing from a decade’s worth of research, as well as his yearlong productivity project, Chris argues that the best way to become more productive is to manage our time, attention, and energy better. In addition to sharing this more human approach to productivity, Chris concludes by providing 5 practical ways we can all get more done every day.
The Productivity Project
Chris has experimented with every productivity technique under the sun including what it’s like to live like a caveman! His latest book “The Productivity Project” is based on his innovative research and underlines the claim that Chris “”might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet” (TED talks).
When Chris graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his passion: productivity. Over the past decade his experimentation continued and his work has received national and international media attention from The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Lifehacker, New York Magazine, and countless others. Every month his work is read by about 200,000 people from almost every country around the world.
- For more helpful information from Chris, visit him online at: http://alifeofproductivity.com