In this post, I share with you 5 easy life hacks to boost your productivity, without burning out.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- Think in a solution-oriented way
- Define what brings you closer to your goal
- Choose your time wisely
- 90 minutes of focused work
- Use apps to help you stay focused
- 4 apps to increase your productivity
1. THINK IN A SOLUTION-ORIENTED WAY
From time to time we all face problems in life and business.
That’s just part of the game.
They can literally paralyze us and can affect our productivity.
Whenever we face a problem, we are confronted with a mixture of overwhelm and disconnection of our flow.
This can lead to feeling stuck in a particular situation.
Whenever we are focusing more on the problem instead of on the solution, we feel even more stuck.
Approaching a problem in a solution-oriented way, however, puts us literally into another mindset.
We tap into the creative side of our brain and start focusing on finding solutions, instead of digging deeper into our problem.
This change of approaching problems in a positive way has the effect that we come into motion.
We start moving towards the solution and consequently away from our problem.
And as already Albert Einstein said: “ We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. “
2. DEFINE WHAT BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO YOUR GOAL
Listen, watch and do the things that bring you closer to your goal.
Being mindful of your activities will help move you towards your goals with ease.
Say no to all the things that aren’t in alignment with your greater vision and with your goals.
You might feel uncomfortable saying no at first but remember that every time you are saying no to something, you don’t care about, you at the same time say yes to yourself and to your goals!
Our time on this planet is limited therefore it’s really important to make sure we use it mindfully.
3. CHOOSE YOUR TIME WISELY
Robin Sharma once stated in a talk, that “Life is a limited resource, treat it like it”.
He also said a great example which I want to share here with you because I think it’s a game-changer.
So here it comes in my words.
We often hear from people who don’t realize their goals and dreams the argument of not having enough time for it.
At the same time, we see the same people spending every evening after work 4-5 hours in front of the tv.
It’s nothing wrong with watching tv.
At the same time, however, the argument of not having enough time is not really true when they have time to spend it in front of the tv.
It’s then just a question of priority.
They have the time they just don’t use it to pursue their dreams.
If we calculate 4-5 hours per day of watching tv 5 times a week.
We come to the result of 20-25 hours per week of free time.
This is like a part-time job that could be used to pursue their goals.
4. 90 MINUTES OF FOCUSED WORK
This concept is about using the first 90 minutes of every day solely for focused work towards your goal.
We usually wake up in the morning energized and ready to rock the world.
So do it!
This energy and clear mind is a great starting point for focused working.
It’s more likely that we get way more done with a clear and relaxed mind than throughout the day.
Creating a morning routine with a focused time for work can help you achieve more goals in a relaxed way.
Successful people don’t just go with the flow.
Instead, they make a plan and make smart use of their time.
They plan time to tackle their tasks which brings them closer to their goals every single day.
Use the templates from the printable Go For Your Dreams Planner to get clear of your future vision and turn it into actionable goals.
5. USE APPS TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED
Being distracted while working is nowadays one of our biggest productivity killers.
However, there are great apps out there that can help you stay focused to get things done.
They prevent you from being distracted by social media and all sorts of websites you like to check out while you are trying to get things done.
4 APPS TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
The ability to be connected and online all the time can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Especially when we want to accomplish something and work with a high focus.
The temptation of browsing the web and getting distracted by something else is huge.
Social media certainly contributes to this.
However, we don’t have to turn away from social media completely.
It’s just important that we use our time and internet consciously.
There are 4 amazing apps that can help you stay focused and get more done.
The creme de la creme herefore is the Freedom App!
1. THE FREEDOM APP
This awesome app blocks for you all the sites you are most likely distracted by.
Whenever you want to work with focus and get things done you can use the freedom app which blocks for you the sites you are most likely distracted by.
You can, for example, tell The Freedom App that you want to have Facebook-free time for the next 5 hours.
This app then blocks Facebook for you for 5 hours and you have no chance to log in to Facebook during this time period.
You can use this app on your phone and on your laptop!
2. WEB TIME TRACKER
Another tool you can use is called web time tracker.
With this tool, you can easily track where you spend your time online.
With the chrome extension, you can also see in detail how much time you spend on each site.
This tool gives you a great overview of seeing where you are getting distracted the most online.
It allows you to check your daily stats as well as the most visited domains.
Web Time Tracker helps you become more aware of the time you spend online.
3. TOP TAL TRACKER
Another great tool to boost your productivity and help you stay focused is Top Tal Tracker.
This tool allows you to set up daily project goals and let you check how much you stick to them.
Top Tal tracker tracks your time and gives you every 10 minutes a visual graph of what you are doing right now.
If you are like me and love to browse through social media and Pinterest, although you started working on sth else → This tool reminds you to see visually what you are doing.
It let you see how much you are sticking to the task you were actually starting to do.
4. STAY FOCUSD
Stay Focusd is another great Chrome extension for more productivity and mindful surfing.
This tool also helps you staying focused whenever you work online and usually get distracted by Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
With stay focusd, you can set yourself a time limit per day on social media.
Once you hit the time limit it will block you from the page for the entire day.
This way you can’t be tempted getting distracted by these sites.
Download the free Go For Your Dreams Guide and learn about the steps you have to take to achieve your goals.
Use the templates from the printable Go For Your Dreams Planner and turn your dream into an actionable plan.