Lately my biggest focus in my business has been productivity and meeting goals. I’m working on working smarter and getting more done in less time as well as sticking to my goals each day.
I’m seeing a huge spike in my incoming income as well as my happiness in general since I started making productivity a priority. It feels so much better to be more in control of my time each day.
The last few days I’ve even finished my work and been able to sit down and spend an hour or two playing my favorite video game without any guilt – because I spent the day working both smart and hard!
I found this infographic when reading up on productivity and the theory that it takes 28 days to turn something into a habit. I’ve heard a lot of different numbers for that, but I know from personal experience the first week really sets you up for success or failure when it comes to making good habits. You’ll be all on board to start but after a day or two you’ll notice you have to fight with yourself. I thought it was interesting seeing a one week day-by-day guide to turning productivity into a habit.
7 Day Plan to Stay Productive
One of the reasons it really stuck a cord with me is that yesterday was day 4 of my blogging challenge which I’m really using to keep myself accountable and I really had to fight with myself. It would have been easy to turn on the Playstation and play games all day but I know that in the end I would have just been guilty and be sabotaging myself.
Day 5 is about letting go. That’s another important thing I’ve had to remind myself. I can’t do everything in one day. I need to be okay with saying “I can’t do that” and instead focusing on what I can do. Of course it’s also important to make sure you’re not making excuse for yourself?
Do you have trouble with your productivity? How about joining the blogging challenge for a little bit of accountability, a great group of people, and the chance to turn blogging and productivity into a habit!