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Hacking your mind to increase your productivity is just one part of the process. The next one relies on maximizing that productivity.
You will need to decrease burn out, as well as focus on the end results.
Besides, learning to turn your goals into processes will help you get more done.
How to Decrease Burnout
Burnout is a genuine problem that affects your productivity. The work-life balance is hard to achieve, but it is necessary.
Symptoms of burnout:
- Inability to concentrate
- Lack of energy
- Having many non-productive workdays in a row
A burnout period can make it even tougher to get your tasks done. Thankfully, there are some tricks to help you get out of this slump.
Some of them involve taking time for yourself. Start meditating, get plenty of sleep, take a few hours off, and do something fun. Force yourself to have more of a work-life balance.
Not only will these activities help prevent burnout, but with them, you can overcome it. You will end up much more productive as a result.
Focusing On the End Result
What is the end result of the items on your “to-do” list? By focusing solely on the goal instead of the individual tasks, you will be more likely to get everything done.
The end result can be either big or small.
For example, it could be something as simple as completing a project, or as large as winning an award or meeting a sales goal. View each task as a step that needs to be taken to get the proverbial finish line.
By changing how you think about your tasks, you will be able to achieve more. The process stops being about getting one thing done and instead focuses on meeting a goal.
Concentrate on Processes
Stop thinking about your goals as events, and instead, consider them processes. The difference lies in learning how to enjoy everything that it takes to meet those goals. Once you love what you do, you will want to work harder.
Stay tuned to part 4 of this series, there we will be “Holding You(rself) Accountable.”