How To Rocket-Thrust Your Productivity To The Fullest

A structured, exhaustive step-wise approach.
Productivity

Last Saturday was my most productive day ever! 

I wrote three articles, organized my clutter at work, meditated for 30  minutes, made my monthly investments, spoke with an old buddy, worked  out extensively, and went to bed early. 

In a week, my old self would not have accomplished nearly as much. In  fact, even my current “average” days out-shadow my previous most  productive days. 

 

I don’t have a schedule or the willpower to stick to it. What I do have,  though, are refined methods, regular routines, and optimized frameworks,  which have transformed my productivity.  

 

Productivity is being able to do things that you  were never able to do before. 

Franz Kafka 

I’d like to share with you a complete productivity booster recipe based on  both my experience and research. And I hope this significantly boosts your  productivity. 

 

S-L-E-E-P – A lots of it 

With the advent of the damaging hustle culture, being sleep-deprived has  become embarrassingly fashionable. I used to take sleep for granted as  well. 

Two terrible episodes of sleeplessness, on the other hand, were enough to  push sleep to the top of my priority list — forget about being productive. It  took everything I had to get through my days.  

Sleep deprivation has a number of negative consequences, including  impaired cognition, hypertension, memory loss, hormone disruption,  increased heart risk, and obesity, to mention a few.  

The quality of your sleep may make or break your following day.  

I feel like an indestructible machine after 8 hours of undisturbed sound  sleep, yet I’m hardly functional after 6 dazed hours. 

Quick tips to accomplish this deadly task:

 

Total hours matter and not the time at which you choose to sleep – Flexible schedule 

No electronic devices – Before half an hour of your sleeping time. Choose a peaceful, serene activity before you sleep. (Pray) Finish your dinner 3 hours before you sleep – to avoid feeling heavy  & bloated. 

Shift your Focus – Generic to Specific  

We don’t have enough time in a day to do all we desire. That is  why rigorous prioritization is not only effective but also essential.  On typical days, shortly before going to bed, I will choose five  things that I must do the next day at any costs.  

And, in anticipation for my “go the extra mile” days, I mentally  commit to three more things.  

 

A two-page system – Kepp high priority, inevitable tasks on the  first page and additional important ones on second page, for the  day. Because of the additional layer of priority and the escape  clause — you only have to worry about your second page once  you’ve completed the first one — this 2-pages approach  performs better than merely having a 10-task To-do list.  

Define tasks with meticulous details

Vague jobs may imply anything and everything at the same time,  which is why they’re so tricky. They can be interpreted in a variety  of ways. 

Stay away from any and all generalizations.  

Carve the responsibilities on your page down until they’re so  precise that they can’t be misconstrued, no matter what.  

Disappear distractions like magic 

Distractions are the bane of productivity, and nothing kills  attention like distractions. 

It’s difficult to resist distractions, whether it’s an Instagram  notification flashing on your phone or your parents’ watching  reality shows on television, or neighbors having a brawl.  

So, take the simpler route and eliminate any sources of  distractions ahead of time.  

Proven tips to get rid of distractions: 

Put on headphones and play a song on repeat until a task is done. Use blocking apps/software like LeechBlock (Free & Open Source). Turn off all notifications on your phone. 

Choose a calm and isolating environment.

 

Intense work with Leisure Shots! 

Intense work depletes concentration, mood, motivation, and  mental energy, which are all replenished by leisure. 

And when you amalgamate intense work with leisure bursts, the  outcome will be consummate productivity. 

A rule of thumb I vouch for is — for every hour of intense work,  one should have at least 15 minutes of leisure. Naval Ravikant  explained this brilliantly by saying, 

“Forty-hour workweeks are a relic of the Industrial  Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes — train and sprint, then rest and reassess.” 

Ending Note 

So, no strict schedules, no mad to-do lists, and no stoic  determination are necessary. 

If you execute this right, you will be able to do more in a day than  most people do in a week. Also, consider this a beginning point;  as you learn new methods, adjustments, and optimizations, this  will develop and enhance. 

After all, people are as diverse as they come. There is no universal  productivity manual, just as there is no one-size-fits-all clothing. 

Try it out, enjoy the mammoth spike in efficiency, stick to it, then  modify and refine as needed. 

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