Getting Things Done

Life as a digital nomad

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    How to Be Productive in Just About Anything

    State Down Your Reasons

    list reasonsWhy are you doing the job anyway? Do you need it because it’s your passion? Do you need to work because you need money? List all the possible reasons why you’re working or doing whatever it is you have to do. Maybe you’re in need of the job because you’re saving up for a car, a house, or a new gadget. Maybe you need to work because you actually love to do it. Whatever your reasons are, write them down and make sure you go back to the list habitually. Knowing you have the right reasons can help you accomplish just about anything.

    Give Yourself Some Treats

    Are you a writer? A graphic designer? Whatever your work is, it might be difficult to stay creative and inspired every single day. Daily deadlines can pressure you, and other tasks can be burdensome too! To help you finish the job, why don’t you reward yourself with something while doing the job? Take for example in writing. If your daily dark chocolate barquota is 5,000 words, then perhaps you could eat a chocolate bar once you’ve reached 1,000 words. After another 1,000, you might want to reward yourself with 30 minutes of watching television or your favorite episode online. Just be sure you stick with the time. Knowing you’ll have small treats at the end of a target will help you stay inspired. You won’t even notice that you’ve already accomplished the job if you follow this trick!

    Be Optimistic

    It’s not easy to be positive, but do your best to declare positive outcomes. Encourage yourself. There’s no harm in claiming, “I CAN DO THIS!” while you’re at it (just be sure you’re not in a place with lots of people!). Have you ever used a spotting scope? This mini telescope is set to a high magnification to help you observe birds accurately or hunt better. Likewise, set your spirits high and focus on the positive things. Be confident that you can complete the task. One way to stay optimistic is to surround yourself with people who have inspiring, encouraging, and hopeful auras.

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  • Using Focus and Concentration to Your Advantage

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    Do you have trouble concentrating on a single task at a time? Lack of concentration often makes it difficult to get things done on time. It interferes with your ability to complete tasks you set out to do. To achieve anything of value in life, you have to improve your concentration to accomplish more in less time. Here are some ideas on how to use focus and concentration to your advantage so you can be more productive.

    Pick a task and stick to it

    One of the most effective ways to improve your concentration is to do one thing at a time. Whatever it is that you choose focus it to the finish instead of fleeting from one thing to another. Putting all your attention to one activity enhances your ability to concentrate and ignore distractions.

    Learn the art of mindfulness

    Mental clutter messes up your ability to concentrate. Mindfulness helps you stay in the here and now. It makes it easier to give your full attention to whatever task at hand. To practice it, you have to consciously tune out distractions. Avoid thinking about things that are not essential to the work you are doing at any given moment.

    Rest and refresh your mind and body

    Concentrating for long periods of time can be exhausting. Avoid waiting for fatigue to set in as it can only make your task feel more tedious than it should be. Schedule periodic breaks to refresh your mind and body. Do something relaxing or exercise your brain by pursuing activities that stimulate your mind.

    Take better care of your health

    Tiredness, lack of sleep, and poor health make it more difficult to concentrate. You have to take care of your overall wellbeing to increase brain power and improve memory and concentration. Reevaluate your lifestyle and make adjustments, if necessary, for better health. Get sufficient sleep at night, exercise, stick to a balanced diet, and make time for rest to rejuvenate your mind and body.

    Make it a habit

    Practice giving your full attention to every task that you do. Keep doing what works and find ways to improve on habits that may be hindering you. The more you stick to the process, the more you strengthen your concentration and lengthen your attention span. Give yourself a pat in the back every time you succeed at completing work you focused on. This can keep you motivated in strengthening your powers of concentration.