Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand.
The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus
― Alexander Graham Bell
If you are looking for the ultimate system to help increase your productivity then listen up.
I just came across this brilliant and thorough article and video by Gregory Ciotti it is titled The Psychology of Productivity: A Proven Way to Get More Done (in Less Time).
It is chock full of superbly researched information on 5 productivity topics that encompass the following information.
- Abandon All Willpower, Ye Who Enter Here
- The Habits of Productive People
- How to Work Like an Expert
- The Art of Staying Disciplined
- Productivity & Multitasking
Here’s the video, followed by a summery of the article and a link to the full post.
Ciotti sums up the complete article in the section The Instant Replay which give a quick recap of this systme to help those of us struggling with productivity to started. He writes:
Understand that willpower alone will not save you: Your productivity shouldn’t be reliant on your sheer force of will alone. Sure, mental toughness will get you a long way, but in order to stay disciplined over time, you need to acknowledge the usefulness of systems for keeping yourself on track.
Give yourself the ability to go “all-in”: Working harder on the stuff that matters is going to drain you mentally & physically. Don’t be afraid of giving yourself multiple breaks throughout the day. It’s better to “chunk” productivity sessions into 90 minute periods (followed by 15 minute breaks) in order to keep yourself sharp and to alleviate the stress of pacing your energy throughout the entire day.
World class experts utilize this strategy, so it ought to be good enough for you too!
If it’s not worth measuring, it’s not worth doing: Okay… that might be a bit of an exaggeration.
Seriously though, tracking has been PROVEN to be the best way to stay diligent about your progress. Create an accountability chart to list what productive things you’ve gotten done throughout the day. You’ll see how much you’re really accomplishing.
Multitasking is your enemy: Treat it as such. Block out unwanted distractions and as Ron Swanson would say, “Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.”
Plan your day the night before so you won’t get consumed with the wonderful distractions of the internet when you start your day.
This really is a definitive guide to productivity and well worth a read so take a look at the full article on the sparringmind.com website today.
So what do you think?
Did you find the strategies in this video useful? Will you put any of them into practice? What was the most effective technique for you?
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