We all have those days (heck maybe weeks) where productivity wains and we feel less than stellar about the work we aren’t getting done. I have a few thoughts on that, one being that productivity ebbs & flows – it’s all part of the process. Secondly, I ALWAYS say no to hustle culture. I mean, like the rest of us …I want it all (progressive career, great marriage, be a loving mother, hang with my friends, drink 3L of water and workout daily) – but I remember that REST will help me accomplish all the things.
- Take a break from your workplace
Essentially you want to remove yourself from you current situation. Whether that means taking a walk, going to a coffee shop or sitting on your deck. Changing your environment (and in short order) will provide a new perspective as well as a break so you can come back with a fresh mind.
- Put your phone in another room:
This will help to eliminate distractions. I’m yet to master this (let alone try it)… But we all know mindless doom scrolling and social media comparisons, can put you in a funk. So an easy way to remove distractions is to time block your phone breaks.
- Complete the smallest – easiest task:
What is important here is create the impression of progress on our minds. One small task could be finishing a bottle of water or sending an email you are dreading. Once you complete that task, and mark it off your list – it will create an automatic momentum and willingness to keep going!
- Use the momentum and a focused playlist to keep going:
Once you’ve completed one task, use the that feeling to keep you going on to something else. Sometimes it helps to play your favourite music or a brown noise playlist. Keep on single tasking till you get three of your top priorities completed.
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