Before you start, it’s important that you take a moment to come up with a definite monthly goal and a weekly stepping stone. Next, you should create a to do list prior to each day, no cheating. Now that you got that out of the way, here how to start being productive.
- Day 1 – Do the most difficult thing on your to do list first things in the morning. Take a look at the goal you wrote down and ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
- Day 2 – Change your attitude. Out attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Change your attitude about things and you’ll change your life dramatically in no time.
- Day 3 – Embrace your goals and tasks day and night and rewrite or edit them as necessary, but do not completely change them. Having your daily to do list will help you stay organised and make work easier.
- Day 4 – You may be tempted to quit right before the finish line, so remind yourself how quitters aren’t successful. The most successful people are those that keep going even when they want to quit.
- Day 5 – Be okay with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you can do.
- Day 6 – Call those people you enjoy being around and invite them our to coffee. Join some local organisations where you can network and socialise with like minded individuals and you’ll wonder why you haven’t done this earlier.
- Day 7 – Keep moving forward. Be proud of yourself. You’ve managed to get this far, which means you’ve taken the first step in creating a habit of productivity. Studies have shown that it takes 21 days to build a long lasting habit, so go through this for another two weeks and it’ll be like second nature to you.