There are many ways to get the things you want for your life and career. The Covid-19 situation was a good example that tested this notion.
During the National Lockdown, you had a choice to drown yourself in misery.
You had an equally important choice to start reinventing yourself, your career, or your business. You had an opportunity to start thinking about ways to achieve what you truly desire.
Is achieving freedom your life goal? If so, remember that freedom is not automatic.
In his book, Man's search for Himself, Rollo May articulates this point very we by writing that:
Freedom does not come automatically; it is achieved. And it is not gained in a single bound; it must be achieved each day.
So, what decision did you make during this National Lockdown? Did you drown in the Covid-19 misery? Or did you take this opportunity to reinvent yourself, your career, or your business every single day?
It is not too late to still work on yourself, your career, or your business. All you got to do is develop suitable types of routines to ensure maximum productivity.
Routine activities help with obtaining consistency. Being productive will make you get those results. To achieve your "freedom," you need consistency and results.
And here are five great tips on how to devise the best routine that will increase productivity.
Step 1: Wake up at the same time every day
Waking up at the same time every day will help you develop self-discipline and improve your time management.
Self-discipline is the glue that will ensure you achieve optimum productivity throughout your day and week. Another thing to remember about discipline is that you can act and not perform. So the trick is to train your brain to choose to act as a form of incentive.
Effective time management will help with making the following tips possible. The currency of productivity is effective time management. And the keyword here is "effective."
Step 2: Wake up in the early mornings every day.
Waking up in the early mornings is essential in ensuring that you manage your time well throughout your day and week. Waking up in the early mornings gives you the time to clear your mind, exercise, and plan the day.
Step 3: Plan your day.
Waking early and at the same time gives you the opportunity to better plan your day. You can spend this time determining what it is you want to achieve.
It would help if you also thought about the distractions that may hinder your plan. For instance, distractions from family members or not feeling well. You will then have to manage the family's expectations and think about exercising every morning, so you feel at your best self.
Another big distraction that can derail your day plan is your cellphone! It is very tempting to spend hours on social media or binge-watching your favorite series during this lockdown.
Step 4: Execute, execute, execute.
Producing results requires action, self-discipline, time management, and planning. Because without these, it will be challenging to accomplish the things you want to achieve for your life.