The second half of this year is about to kick into high gear!.
Have you ever thought about how you are going to start the second
Part if the year. Here in South Africa it is Spring.I have thought a bit about how I want to spend spring. I want to blog more, vlog more, put more posts on Steemit, Twitter and get started on pinterest and instagram. We want to do lots of fun things. Have you thought his you are going to spend the next season where you are living?.
We are already 8 days into spring and I have already improved.
If you set the proper tone now, the next few months will go by much more smoothly!.
Try these top-3 micro-action tips for your most productive season yet:.
Define a ‘don’t do’
As our responsibilities expand at work and in life, we tend to keep adding tasks and projects to our to do list. But know this: what you don’t do is as important as what you do.
Try this: decide on one thing you will NOT spend time or energy on right now. It may be a meeting you won’t attend , a project you de-prioritize, or a relationship you wont invest time in.
Define a ‘don’t do’ – then focus like a demon on what you will do.
2. Book focus time
Our society idealizes multi tasking. But a recent study shows that the modern worker spends about 60% of her time browsing and on e-mail, leaving little time for focused work. Highly productive individuals from J.K.Rowling to Bill Gates credit productivity and high output to periods of focused work or deep work.
Try this: for the next week, book in a few 2-3 hour slots for focused work. Don’t let meetings, emails or interruptions happen – focus on just one thing.
3. Your energy restoring activity
When you have energy it’s much easier to tackle lifes stressors. Yet when life gets busy we often deprioritize our energy restoring actibities – just when we need them most.
Try this: Define one activity that gives you energy .
It can be anything you can try an hour reading, gardening, walking, running, sports. Find that one thing and book time into your calendar right now.
Your future will thank you.