Developing Productivity…Our Own Way…

There are tons of advice on how to be more productive. Apps, hacks, tips, tricks…It’s endless and daunting. At some point, everyone has to figure out what works for them. Productivity can’t be at the expense of happiness, wellbeing, and work satisfaction. We aren’t robots, we are human. What actually helps people be more productive, without sacrificing happiness, job satisfaction, and overall wellness?

  • Hold yourself accountable. Do what you say you’re going to do. Don’t just hope for it, wish for it, talk about it. Just do it!
  • Adopt productive habits. Study and implement what works and what doesn’t for you.
  • Sustain your energy. Everyone needs downtime. Productive people realize this and feed their mind, body, and spirit to sustain their energy over the long-haul. Work is a marathon, not a sprint. Prioritize doing things, however small, that help recharge you so you can keep going.
  • Practice and develop strong focus. Intense focus and attention allow for higher level performance. It takes patience and practice to tune out distractions – yoga and meditation help develop strong focus.
  • Recover quickly. How we respond to endless distractions greatly impacts our productivity. We all get distracted and derailed. Highly productive people rebound quickly and get back on task.
  • Don’t react to others’ agendas. Master your own schedule and learn to say no.