WORK, or as I call it, PRO-ACTIVITY, especially when working from home can be a blessing or a curse, especially if you’re prone to procrastination or are easily distracted. And when it comes to health, stress, losing wait being resilient, your routines or habit systems determine your success. Its more than have your personal trainer. We make sure you get a Life Coach in Bangkok.
So I’ve created a cheat sheet with 10 strategies and tips to help you supercharge your productivity levels so you can achieve more in less time with less stress.
1. Build your Winning Morning Formula
This one is obvious to some, but like with many ‘simple’ strategies, most people overlook the power of routines. Because, well, they determine EVERYTHING! So Master them. The challenge when working from home is you’re not bound by regular office hours. Resist the urge to take that extra hour in bed, don’t snooze, build a powerful routine that stacks and layers productivity, momentum, energy, focus and achievement. Your morning rules your day, so make it effective.
2. Move More
I find if I work out on a morning, even if it’s a 5 minute mobility session, I work so much better during the day. Try it out for a week and see how you feel. I guarantee it will be a game changer. It doesn’t have to be hard, and don’t listen to those who say it has to be HIIT. Keep it simple, start easy and find what movement approach works for you.
3. Dress to Impress
Working in your PJs is novel, for about a week, but then it makes you feel average. Instead, get dressed to impress. Better still, dress for success. The power is that you adopt the ‘identity’. So if you want to be unproductive and act like a sloth, stay in your PJ’s. If you want to step up your game, lead with inner strength and confidence, dress like you want to perform.
4. Be Passionate
If you don’t love what you do, you’ll never give it your 100%. So, check-in with yourself… are you happy with your job? Do you get excited to do your work? Do you love Mondays? If not, what can you do to make it more enjoyable? What job WOULD excite you every day. Powerful question huh?
5. Create a Powerful Workspace
Your environment determines your behaviours and your outcomes. So plan for success and optimize your productivity. Create a vibrant desk area/workspace with lots of natural light and limited distractions. Stay organised, reduce clutter and add some ‘anchors and triggers’, like your affirmations or pictures of dream travel destinations, your dream Pool Villa to support your aspirations.
6. Separate Work and Life
Create Rules. Set your work hours and commit to them, whether that’s 9-5 Monday to Friday or every day from 7-12. Find what works for you and once you’re done for the day, build powerful ‘shut down’ routines, like a bullet journal to assess your day, identify what can be improved and optimize what’s working well.
7. Use Do Not Disturb
Ditch your biggest distraction and turn on DND. Newer phones now have a ‘focus mode’ too, so you can only use apps related to your work – perfect if you need to take calls during your workday. Social Media is the killer of productivity. Yes, I know you know this, but you’re still addicted right? Make the call and build your productive focus without social distraction.
8. Ditch the TV
Your TV, including Netflix, is far too big of a distraction, so turn it off. I’m sure we’d all love to get paid to binge-watch Suits, but for 99% of us, that’s not going to happen. Get real. Its not rocket science, and just plain common sense. Although not so common. So this is just a reminder to switch it off, and eliminate any other distractions.
9. Play Some Tunes
Music, on the other hand, is perfect for boosting productivity. I recommend looking into powerful Binaural Beats that enhance your neurotransmitters for focus and productivity. Equally powerful, use Binaural Beats for deep sleep, recharge in between to really power up your mindset.
10. Set Specific Goals
Set yourself mini tasks, or what I like to call – Micro Goals for the day/week and then bigger ones for the year. You’ll soon be all fired up once you start crossing them off your list. When you are clear on your outcomes, you get clear on your daily actions. No goals, no focus.
So if you are wanting better results beyond fitness and nutrition, then you need to look at the other aspects of your lifestyle.
You need to manage sleep, stress, time and energy and your environment is key. Without them you are only skimming the surface.
To discuss your specific goals, take advantage of a complimentary strategy session where we will take you through the process to set and achieve your goals effectively.