Here we go again! If you haven’t read part 1 of Life Hacks for Living a Productive Life you can do that here.
Let’s jump right in, here’s the best Life Hacks for Living a Productive Life Part 2!
Limit your time on Social Media
I know it’s easy to get caught up on social media, you’re interested in daily events, cat videos, and what other people are doing. If you can’t live without social media at least limit your time on social media. Set up two ten minuite time frames each day to get all of your stalking out of the way. Maybe after you brush you teeth in the morning and after you brush your teeth at night. Just be sure not to spend too much time devoted to social media. *Please note that I’m talking about social media for personal use, not for work or marketing.
If you think you can go without social media, just delete your accounts all together. It’s a great way to focus on your tasks at hand, and live in the moment. Let’s think about how much time we could save in a year without social media
364HRS/24HRS (1 DAY)=15.16 DAYS
What could you have done with those 15.16 Days besides wasting your time on social media? The sad thing is that most people spend more than one hour a day on social media.
Start a Journal
Begin a journal. You can use a bullet journal to plan your days, notes, things to do, goals, and much more. If you don’t want to go the BUJO way you can always use a simple spiral notebook, or a reguar journal.
Track the things that mattter most to you, write down your thoughts and ideas. Who knows maybe 5 years from now youll pick up that journal and come across a great idea you once had.
Ax Self Doubt
We all have days that involve questioning what our goals are, thats normal. Instead of self loathing take the time to remind yourself of the end game and do something productive. This way, you’re one step closer to accomplishing your goal.
Manage your Time
Time is something you’ll never get back. If you lose money, you can earn that back so it’s important to view our time as our most valueable asset. Would you rather be on social media for 15 days or working towards your goals, spending time with your family, or living life to the fullest?
Get Plenty of Sleep
A tired brain can never work at 100%. Some people may think then can get everything done in a day after spending only 3 hours sleeping. That’s not the case, imagine what they could have done with 8 hours of sleep and a clear head.
I get that not everyone sleeps 8 hours a night, I myself only sleep for about 6 hours a night during the week but it’s imporatant to make sleep a priortiy. I could stay up all night working but I know that if I don’t make myself go to sleep I’ll pay for it later.
If you’re constantly stressing you can’t think properly, you’re preoccupied with things that don’t matter at the given moment. Stressing will never sold an issue. 99% of the time stress involves an issue you have no control over, so why think about it?
Make a Schedule
Make a schedule thats easy and realistic for you to stick to. Don’t set yourself up for failure by making an unrealistic schedule. A repetitive schedule that sets you up for success througout the day is the most realistic.
If you’re having an off day or you’re just feeling discouraged you can easily search for “Motivational Videos” on YouTube. Here’s a couple of my favorite:
Being Honest with yourself
Being honest with yourself will set up your success or failure. Shooting for the stars is something everyone should do but you also have to be realistic. You can’t tell yourself that you’re magically going to wake up rich tomorrow without making changes, learning, and taking risks (unless you win the lottery). Being honest with yourself about your strengths, weakness’, and timelines will help you reach your goals.
If you have anything you’d like to add to this list let me know! We can all use some Life Hacks for Productivity!