One of my favorite states to be in is flow, otherwise known as the zone. It’s a place where you feel productive, fully immersed in whatever you’re doing and best of all, it feels like you’re on top of the world! There are a lot of activities to do to be productive, it’s just ensuring that we actually follow through with them. In this post I want to talk about 5 keys to productivity.
1. Listen to music that doesn’t Distract you
Back when I was in college, I listened to a lot of instrumental, orchestral music. Nowadays though, I mostly listen to Pandora Radio Stations: Klingande – or Jubel. Some of my favorites are Kingande – Jubel, God Can Save Our Souls, or Punga and Tove Lo – Say it. I also know Youtube also have those playlists and I’ll do those from time to time too if you’re more of a youtube kinda person.
2. Be intentional with your work time
My boyfriend uses 25 minute pomodora work sessions. It’s essentially setting a timer for 25 minutes and working straight through those 25 minutes and once the timer goes off, allow yourself a 5-10 minute break and then go right back at it. We use them when we’re working together and surprisingly the 25 minutes go by really quickly
3. Plan your day
write down everything that needs to get done. There are many ways to do it – I write each task down with a dash in front of it. When I complete it, I write a vertical line down the dash like a (+) sign which tells me I’m done with that task, which is very exciting lol. Hoan plans out his day according to the hour starting from 5AM to 10PM and inserts activities in each of those time slots so he knows exactly what he’s doing at the exact hour.
4. Remind yourself daily of your bigger goals
I have a vision board that displays all of my goals on there and I have it strategically placed on the wall at my desk. I’ve realized that I spend almost 70% of my time at my desk when I’m at home so as I’m sitting there and my eyes get tired looking at my laptop, I look up and smack dab in front of me are my 30 year-old goals and 2017 goals and I am immediately reminded of the bigger picture and why I’m doing all this work.
5. Let someone know what your plans are
Keep yourself accountable and share your goals with a friend. It’s always helpful to let another person know that you plan on doing something. I always find that it becomes more real when you share it. However, ensure that they actually follow up with you on the goal later on!
Hope these 5 keys to productivity help you in getting more things done as it has for me. Let me know how it goes and happy FLOWWW!