Friday, June 11, 2010

10 Productive Habits to Adopt

Productive Habits

We do things every day habitually and it is good to distinguish between productive and unproductive habits and replace those which are not helping us to make progress in life. The following are some of the productive habits

1. Get up early: There are so many things that you can do when you are an early riser. An exercise ritual is the best thing to start a new day. The other important thing that you can do is to have your breakfast, the most important meal in a day. Morning is also a good time to plan ahead so that you can smoothly work from one task to another according to your to-do list. When you wake up late, you will be rushing about to get things done. It means you are applying unnecessary stress on yourself.

2. Be organized: Following your to-do list is the most productive way to get things done. You will do the most important tasks for the day and you will do the rest only when there is time available. There is no need to rush about as you move from one task to another in an orderly manner.

3. Just do it: Have the habit of getting things done right away. Plunge into your work immediately and do not allow distractions. This is a powerful habit to really get things done.

4. Read: It is a good habit to read and learn daily. Information and knowledge are widely available; just keep abreast of the latest developments to stay up-to-date.

5. Think and be creative: Don’t just do your work mechanically. Think of better ways to get things done in less time but no less thoroughly. It is interesting to challenge yourself to be more efficient and effective. You will value and appreciate yourself more when you are creative.

6. Network: Having a network of people with common interests will complement your expertise. Regular exchange of ideas is good for everyone in the group.

7. PMA: Develop a mentality of self-confidence. Even in the face of obstacles you will resolve and determine to overcome the problems

8. Cheerful: Your positive mental attitude will promote your cheerful disposition. Do not allow negative feelings to enter your mind. Be happy in whatever you do and happiness will make your day a breezy one.

9. Relax and unwind: Life is not just about work. You need to take time off to release your stress and clear the clutter in your mind. The easiest way is to do nothing. You can also pamper yourself and go for a spa treatment. Find out what is the best for you to relax and unwind.

10. Mindful: To be mindful is to focus and concentrate on the task at hand Do one task at a time to avoid stress and put your heart and soul into what you do.

What are your productive habits? Can you share your ideas here?

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