Productivity – What, when, how?
Do you have any tips to start being productive?
That is a question I received on We Heart It.
Firstly, I felt flattered that someone asked me that. 🌟 Secondly, …whoa, where do I begin?😂
I consider myself to be a productive person. I am so in love with the idea of creating and stepping forward, that I often go to the extreme: overworking. 😳
What is productivity?
Productivity comes in many ways and forms. Reading is part of productivity. Listening to podcasts, or even talking a walk should be considered constructive activities, if you ask me. In order to be productive, you must define it first. What does it mean to you?🤔
What makes you productive?
There is only one short answer I can come up with: Motivation.💪
Okay, you know where you want to get, but HOW do you get there? Sure, most people start , but only a few continue. Motivation is different for very human being, but the common feeling is the desire for change. The stronger, the better. 🙌 I think that people get mostly motivated after going through a hard time. It could be poverty or having a job that doesn’t fulfill one’s needs. It could be a university major that doesn’t make one happy. If nothing impacted you negatively, LUCKY YOU! 🤗Please, don’t wait for it to happen.✨START YOUR JOURNEY NOW!✨
Exotic holidays offers, healthiest food, cruelty-free products, a better life for my loved ones & much more. Whenever I don’t feel like working, I go through shops. Seeing things I’d love to have/offer but can’t afford is the motivation I need to stop being lazy.😅
The power of the habit
I have abandoned so many half-started projects in the past… I think this is quite a common thing, isn’t it? 🤔
I believe two things are important here:
ONE: finding the constant desire – THAT thing you often think about. THE ONLY THING that you would do if you knew success was guaranteed.💞
TWO: Take small steps regularly. Create little productive habits.😊 Don’t dive in deep into the hard work, papers and brainstorming. Progress should feel right and refreshing, not hard and overwhelming. Use a planner, if that helps you see the process clearer.💡
The power of the example
If you’re interested in following a career path, watch the people who did it. For me, admiration plays an important role. 💞I need a model to better imagine myself in the position I dream of. Every time I feel lost, I watch their videos or I read their articles, to remind myself why I started my journey.☺
I think you need to be patient. You have to be kind to yourself. You should give yourself a break. 🙄 …and I should do it too. Treat yourself, relax, just chill. Do some research on working smarter, not harder.🙌
One lesson I have to learn is that staring at a black page for long is a lot worse than forgetting about it for a while, and going out.
Sometimes productivity is not to be found on a nicely organized desk. Productivity might be waiting for you on a bench in the park, accompanied by your best friend.
Question: What makes you feel productive?