Each of us will agree that life can be
very hectic. An endless number of deadlines, house work, family and many
more, because of all this, the question arises: “Why there are only 24
hours in a day?”
The truth is many of us don’t spend time
wisely. Most likely, we spend lots of time on Facebook, Twitter or some
other social network. Here are some advices that will help improve your
productivity and health.
1. Use lists.
For some, using lists is an excellent way to
increase productivity. However, in most cases people create lists that do
not work at all. Here are some examples-
A. The list
of “3 tasks”
Write down the 3 most important tasks that you
need to accomplish. I prefer to divide them into 3 different categories:
first – work, second – health, the third – all other tasks. The goal here is to finish 3
tasks by the evening, and 2 tasks should be completed before lunch. Using
this list will ensure that even if your level of productivity is very low, you
will perform 3 most important tasks in one day.
B. Do not Do
This list is very simple. All you need to
do is write down 3 bad habits that prevent you from performing your
tasks. Hang a sheet on the wall or computer, and try not to follow any of
your habits from the list. By doing this, you get a clear
idea of ??how you manage your time. This will greatly improve your
2. Turn off
notifications on your phone.
With the advent of phones, access to social
networks has become more than ever simple. However, this convenience can
be expensive. For most people it is a big challenge to concentrate. They
receive a notification from Facebook every 10 minutes. If you leave the
notifications on, you may be distracted. So, by disabling them, you will
not be distracted until you complete your work. If you wish, you can go
even further and remove social networking applications from your phone.
Managing time does not mean just working. You
need to relax. In fact, work breaks are great way to increase your
productivity. To work on something for too long is not the most effective
way to use your time.
Instead of frustrating yourself, it’s worth
taking a break. This is a good way to reboot. During the break you
are free to do whatever you want.
It’s a good idea to do some physical
exercises. You can watch some funny movie or read Twitter or
Facebook. Just do what will allow your brain to rest. This will help
you stay awake.
4. Get enough sleep
Sleep is the most important aspect when it comes
to productivity and health. People who don’t sleep well have a high chance
of getting obesity or various diseases. Not the best way to become
Scientists advise to sleep 7-8 hours at
night. Also, a 20-30 minute daytime sleep is a good way to scare away
fatigue. Optimizing sleep is the easiest way to start a healthy and