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.