Three life hacks to being more productive
Our brains can hold us back. We procrastinate, worry and forget. Here are three brain hacks I use to keep me on track, productive and positive.
- We are all prone to procrastinate. I am one of those people who does the dreaded tasks first and save the good ones for last. To get myself going so I can get to the good stuff, I set a timer. 20 minutes no more no less. I know I can endure anything for 20 minutes. I set the time, buckle down and always surprise myself that at the end of 20 minutes I feel a sense of accomplishment that either keeps me going, or justifies a well-deserved reward.
- Save it for later. Worry is a human trait. We worry about the what ifs, Ands and Buts. I let go of a future worry by writing down the problem and scheduling a date in the future to revisit it and see if it still is a worry or reality. By taking out of my head and knowing I have a date to revisit it, helps me let it go and move on.
- Don’t forget. You have to remember to take that blasted “thing” with you to deliver it someplace else. How do you ensure you will remember it? Place it in your way. I move it so I will have to trip on it, or if its small I put my car keys under it, or if it is big enough I block the door with it.
Have any life hacks to share with us? We’re always looking for ways to make our lives easier and richer.