Practical Tips for a Happier, Simpler and More Productive Life

How to Be More Productive and Live a Wonderful Life

Motivation is like fuel for human body and performance. It’s your goal, motivation, dream, or desire that keeps you driving in a particular direction. But if you lose it, (which is majority case), we don’t need to worry. The good news is, you can regain motivation any day, any time, and anywhere. It comes from words, thoughts, mentoring, and developing positive habits.

Before you start your work day and begin with the new assignment, here are few tips and suggestions to make the most out of your time. If you apply these things properly, they’re enough to drive you throughout the week, month or even your life.

  • Start with your habits. Learn to develop positive habits as they drive motivation. Study endorses that we can improve our productivity by replacing bad habits with good ones. Procrastination, over-thinking and over-working are some of the top three must-change habits that you should work on. Some of the changes in the daily living patterns are suggested below.
  • Sleep/Wake up 15 Minutes before Your Regular Time: One of the biggest issues that we are facing today is of ‘time scarcity’. Our sleeping patterns are not ideal and cause us lots of health, psychological, and professional problems. So make it a resolution of the week; “I’ll sleep 15 minutes ahead of routine time and also wake up at X o clock”.
  • Start your day with some motivational stuff from a reliable sources. Watch, listen or read the productivity program of motivational speakers like Brian Tracy or Zig Zigler.
  • Plan your day in advance. A list of to-do things is a good way of guiding you throughout the day in a disciplined manner. The best time to plan your day is night before as it gives your brain enough time to process/plan during sleep.
  • Control your Internet Time: This might sound weird but it’s a very powerful suggestion to save your time and use it in a more productive manner. Make a reasonable schedule for social networking, emails and web-surfing. If you spend 1 hour on social networks, reduce it by 10-15 minutes. This little and gradual decrease will not cause any stress or problem. Spend your off-screen time with friends, family, or a health-club.
  • Upgrade your knowledge. Learn new skills, ideas, and strategies. They’ll help you do more in less time. Make a list of books that can change your life and help you excel in your field.
  • Invest in Your Health: Importance of your health can’t be overstated. You must invest due amount of time and money on your health. Fresh diet, regular exercise, and medical checks can help you live a productive life.
  • Spend quality time with your family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. It’ll help you cheer up internally and result in productive life. Remember, you can’t be productive outside if you aren’t internally satisfied or happy.
  • Read some motivational quote before start of the day. They have power to stimulate and give you fresh energy to achieve your goals.
  • In the following, I’m sharing some motivational quotations to help you have a great start of the week. These quotes have been taken from a previous posts on our blog titled as “30 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

Some Inspiring Words

  • Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles Swindoll.
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.- Aristotle
  • If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

This article was written by Makesbridge CEO; Jay Adams on LinkedIn and being published with some minor changes. You can follow Jay on LinkedIn Pulse here.

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Tahir Akbar

Tahir Akbar is Digital Marketing Manager at Makesbridge. He loves to write about digital strategy & trends, email marketing, industry best practices, and management. He tweets at @tahirakbr