How many times have you woken up ready to conquer the day? Only to become distracted by the little things in life. Next thing you know you’re lying in bed feeling defeated, you didn’t get anything accomplished.
We’ve all been there, so don’t feel down on yourself. Here are
a few hacks to live a more productive life.
Yep, cliche I know. You hear about setting goals all the time, but do you actually do it? If not you should definitely start. The best way to do this by setting X goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals, and your 5-year goal. Why not just make a yearly or 5-year goal? Well, achieving the small goals along the way will encourage you to keep going and meet your long-term goals.
Tip: Set your goals as a background on your phone or computer, this way you’ll always see them and you’ll be more likely to achieve them.
Stop Comparing yourself to others
If you’ve seen the girl on the magazine cover and think to yourself, “I wish I could look like that” well maybe you can, and maybe you can’t. Chances are she doesn’t even look like that. Thanks, Photoshop, for ruining women’s confidence since 1990.
Anyways, the best thing you can do is be the best version of yourself. Those people that you often compare yourself to have their own issues, they’ve been in the same position as you and they’ve worked their tails off to get where they are today. This is probably the number one things that waste the most time. If your a model you’re looking at other peoples bodies, if your blogger you look at other people’s income reports… well instead of doing that you could be making your own success instead of worrying about others.
Eat better? YES, this one isn’t an obvious one but believe me… it helps. If you eat better you’ll find it easier to focus, you’ll feel better, look better, and you’ll be more confident. Plus, you may even end up saving a few bucks.
Bonus tip: make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. The last thing you want to do is eat healthily and ruin it with an XL Coca-Cola.
If you find yourself complaining to your husband, your mom, and your cat then it’s time to re-evaluate what the real issue is in your life. I’m guilty of this, in fact, my husband told me I was complaining all week… and guess what, I didn’t even notice. After I thought about it for a while, I unfortunately had to agree with him.
Spend your time doing something more productive and less time complaining about others. Life is far to short to waste time complaining about what other people do.
Listen to audiobooks/podcasts instead of the radio
I’m not saying NEVER listen to the radio. Just replace one of your daily radio sessions with a podcast or an audiobook that teaches you something. Listen on your commute to work or back, on the way for kids pick up or drop off, or while your cleaning your house.
You’ll absorb more information than you think, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the moment.
Stop Making Excuses
I’m gonna be honest here, I told myself I couldn’t write my blog post today because I wasn’t feeling good, I had to go to the doctor, and get dinner ready for the family. Well guys, here I am.. at the doctor… bottoms off… writing this blog post from my phone. If you truly want something you’ll find any way possible to make it happen!
Step out of your comfort zone
You won’t achieve your goals or live your best life without stepping outside your comfort zone from time to time. It took me a while to feel comfortable posting my life on Instagram (I consider myself a private person) obviously I don’t post EVERYTHING but even the things I do post isn’t in my comfort zone.
I’m also TERRIFIED of heights but I made myself go zip lining. Why? Because when will I ever have a chance to zip line in Hawaii again? I don’t want to live life with regrets, even if that means being a little uncomfortable sometimes.
There you have it! Be sure to check out Part 2 of Life Hacks to Live a More Productive Life.