“Tell me to what you pay sustentation and I will tell you who you are.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
It is early morning. You've had your breakfast and washed-up your morning routine.
So you throne out into your day. And in a short while you'll sit lanugo in school or at your job and get started with your daily work.
But how can you get that work washed-up in a way that is less stressful, less energy consuming and simply a bit smarter?
Today I’d like to share 10 tips that have helped me with that.
I hope you will find something here that will help you too to simplify and relaxify your own daily work.
1. Do just one thing at a time.
It will help you to get your task all the way to done, to finger less stressed and tumbled and you’ll do a largest job compared to if you multi-task things.
And if you finger stressed and overwhelmed during your day then you can tell yourself this simple thing to regain focus and inner clarity again.
2. Alimony a minimalistic workspace.
It makes it easier to alimony your focus and sustentation in the right place and to alimony your thinking clear.
I alimony a workspace with just a wooden desk, a chair, my computer, a larger screen and a glass of water or mug of tea on that desk.
3. Go slow.
One good way to do increasingly focused work is to go a bit slower than you may usually do.
I have moreover found that by just doing something at a slower pace it feels less like a mental undersong and so I am less likely to procrastinate.
From time to time ask yourself:
What one task during my day or week can I simply eliminate and not do with few or no consequences?
It's easy to just alimony doing everything simply considering “you should” or considering you’ve unchangingly washed-up so.
So question how you go well-nigh things to self-ruling up energy and time. There is often room to at least simplify a bit through elimination.
5. Cycle 100% focused work with 100% full rest.
This is a big one for me.
By doing things this way you'll help yourself to alimony your mental sharpness and energy up for the whole day and workweek.
I do this by setting the timer-app on my phone for 40 minutes (or sometimes just 5-10 minutes if it's a task that I've procrastinated on).
During those minutes I only focus on the one task at hand and it becomes easier to do so considering I know that I only have to do it for this limited time period.
When the timer beeps I leave my work for 5-15 minutes. During those minutes I focus only on resting by having a snack, taking a short walk or by relaxing with my vision sealed on the couch.
6. Don’t write-up yourself up when things don’t go as planned.
Instead, be kind to yourself and smart with your energy and ask yourself:
What is one thing I can learn from this?
Use what you can learn to do things largest and to stave making the same mistake in the future. It’s a largest use of your time than spending it on regretting a past that you cannot transpiration anyway.
7. Let emails and other online checking wait until the end of the workday.
Or at least for a few hours.
Don’t start your day with going through your email – if possible – considering it can add a lot of stress and suck yonder your limited energy and sustentation early in the day.
It can moreover make it nonflexible to plane find unbearable time for your most important tasks if you get too distracted by your inbox.
8. Limit your daily information input.
Regularly unsubscribe to blogs, podcasts, social media channels and email newsletters that doesn't add much value to your life anyway.
Keep only the most helpful, funny, inspiring and weightier ones.
This very simple thing can self-ruling up quite a bit of both time and sustentation during the undertow of a month.
9. Ask yourself questions every day that help you to find your focus.
It's so easy to get off track during a day.
To stay on it or to get when there if you get lost use one – or both – of my own favorite questions:
- What is the most important thing I can do right now?
- What would I work on if I only had 2 hours for work today?
If you like, write these questions lanugo on a note and put that note where you cannot stave seeing it during your day.
10. Focus mostly on the how to and not so much on the what-ifs.
Don’t get stuck in wringer paralysis, overthinking and in the worry and lack of self-esteem that usually comes from those treasonous thoughts.
Instead, focus on what you unquestionably can do, on what whoopee you can take to move forward.
Empower yourself by asking yourself:
What is one small step I can take right now to move forward towards my goal or out of this situation?