Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’re assigned a huge project, which you already know you’re going to most likely ignore. You tell yourself that you’ll do it at 1 pm which turns into 4 pm which turns into 9 pm and by that point, you’re already so emerged in your Netflix show you put it off until tomorrow.
It’s human nature to procrastinate and be lazy. After all, the bed is so comfy and sleep is just too good to miss out on.
Eventually, you’ll trudge out of bed, check the time, and suddenly it will dawn on you that your project’s due the next day. So now you have so much to do in so little time. Panic encases you and now you’re wondering if you can pull off completing an entire project before tomorrow.
But guess what? There’s a way to reduce the amount of stress and be productive. I know its hard to change your old habits, but I’ve written a few tips below to help increase your productivity.
Do Be More Organized
Organization is one of the most important steps of being productive. Your room represents your life. If your room is a mess, it’s highly likely that your life is too. That’s okay, there’s really no need to panic. Just know that the longer it takes for you to find the materials you need to get started, the longer it’s going to take for you to finish.
So, you can start by organizing your room for easier access. That way you’ll be able to find your tools much quicker to avoid the stress. If it’s a weeklong project, set aside two hours each day for you to work on it. Be sure it’s in a quiet place with very few interruptions.
Don’t Eat Too Much Junk Food
One of the prevalent ways in which we get energy is by eating. Food keeps us running. It gives us energy. Healthy foods such as fruits and veggies can help increase your immune system and lead to a positive life. But if you’re constantly eating junk food, your metabolism will slow down and diminish your energy.
Eating healthy on a prominent basis can really boost your productivity levels. Eating junk food has the ability to make you sluggish, which won’t help towards the path of being more productive
Exercising not only strengthens your muscles but it also strengthens your mind. If you’re feeling like you just can’t escape from it all, try going for a run (Please, don’t actually run away). This will help give you an outlet where you can escape and have some peace of mind, even if it’s just for 20 minutes.
If running is not your thing, then try doing some yoga. Find a space large enough for you to bring a mat or whichever yoga materials but make sure it’s an uninterrupted space. Yoga will help relieve the amount of stress you’ve been feeling by allowing your mind and body to relax.
Don’t Take Things Too Seriously
We can’t predict the future. We’re always uncertain of what is to come. We can plan but that doesn’t necessarily mean things will work out the way we want them to.
Mistakes in life are inevitable. It’s just the way were made. But to constantly stress about the future and the unknown won’t do you any good. So, take the time to relax and laugh.
There’s nothing wrong with laughing at yourself and your mistakes. Laughing at yourself and in general releases endorphins which have been scientifically proven to increase your happiness and decrease your stress.
Endorphins help raise your optimism and self-worth. The more you laugh, the happier you become. And happiness leads to a more productive and active lifestyle.
It’s easy to let laziness take over. After all, staying in your pajamas and binge watching shows is a lot easier to do than actually get up and be productive.
Being productive is more beneficial than being lazy. For some, being productive is something they do every day – no questions asked. They’re so ready to be active and get their work done. But for others, it requires time to transition into doing productivity. And that’s okay. Everyone is wired differently.
By no means are you being told to jump in head first into the waters. Stick a toe in first and test the waters and slowly emerge yourself into the ocean of productivity. You’ll be amazed at the outcome of finally swimming with the waves of being productive.