There are a lot of distractions in this world. Before, we had to pull over a store to use a phone booth if you need to contact someone. Remember the days when we had to write directions on a piece of paper to get to your destination? Remember the times when we still use pagers? Even the way we do texting has evolved that instead of typing letter C, we have to hit one key 3 times.
There are a lot of articles written about to-do lists. Most of the time we are so busy on doing the important tasks but there are also some bad habits that we should stop doing. In this article, you will learn five unproductive habits that you might want to stop permanently.
Do not check your email first thing in the morning. Most people usually do this in the morning. But when you check your email first thing in the morning, you are letting the whole world tell you what to do than taking control of your day. It might be fun to check email in the morning but it is rarely necessary and always unproductive.
Success leaves clues and proper time management can have a big impact to your goals efficiently. In this article, you will learn four ways on how to management your time. These techniques are the ones that most successful people apply in their daily lives.
Working at a high energy level results to quality output. This implies that it is beneficial to work having an optimal energy level. Aside from this, it can help you do your day to day chores effortlessly.
Based on physics, energy is the capacity to do work. People stay at work for longer hours that takes a toll on their mental, emotional, and physical aspect. The key to being productive is the ability to manage energy. Good energy management will result to better usage of your working potential.
Let us talk about goal setting in general. People should realize that they can get the things they dream about, think about, and wish for if they read this post and decide to do something.
Today, the world is full of instant gratification. More people do not want to go through the processes that are needed to achieve their goals. It is true that most people have goals. These goals are luring in their heads but no action is done. There are many reasons why no action is done but the main reason is they are not sure how to achieve it.
Multiple positives are actually activities that benefit you in many ways. These are very powerful productivity tool as they maximize your time by integrating necessities like making money, education, fun, and exercise into a single productive action. It is easy to get things done without feeling stressed out when you use more multiple positives. They can also give you free time and give you a pleasant feeling of efficiency and satisfaction.
You can enjoy a lot of benefits if you wake up early. Voltaire, one of the greatest minds of the world was known for sleeping in. On the other hand, rising early maybe not be practical if we based it on the environment, personality, and work schedule.
Some people who always sleep late at night give waking up early a try. They can wake up earlier around 2 hours but they could not adjust to sleep early. Every night, no matter how tired they felt, their minds are still active and they were not able to sleep early. Sleep deprivation took place after several days.
Many people hold onto guilt or emotional traumas burying them deep within and this in turn can be a constant source of stress that niggles away and irritates as external stresses build up. Whatever the source of guilt, regret or pain, it will only cause stale energy around the sufferer and hamper any stress reduction if left unresolved.
Guilt and regrets are common as are unresolved issues of rejection, heartbreak and grief but they stagnate and can be a powerful source of stress. To progress and to move away from any previously negative behavioural patterns that might have been developed over the years and to be able to manage stress more easily in the future, it is worth looking back at any of these feelings and identifying how they happened and how they should be dealt with.
Opening up the body, mind and soul to a better way of living means visualizing the negative emotions and recalling sometimes painful memories and this can be difficult, but it’s important that they are identified. Learning to let go of negative emotions and to be ready to move on is the only way forward. Accept that everyone does things that they regret, everyone feels pain, whether self-inflicted or caused through others but it’s unhealthy to hold onto those feelings. Stress management takes many forms and always looks to identify the crux of the matter.
Any visualization can be adapted to suit the individual’s personal circumstances, it simply requires them to focus on what they are trying to achieve before starting the visualization.
Healing Arrows is another useful visualization that can help you to focus on the inner most hurts and wounds that may have been damaging over the years. Focussing on these wounds is not to make the person re-suffer but to allow the sometimes fermenting wound to be emotionally cleansed and allow healing to take place.
With eyes closed and in a quiet space, the individual should focus on a time when they experienced emotional pain, trauma or conflict. This can be an emotional journey but to face up to any buried feelings, guilt or pain is an important part of the journey. If the event was simply buried at the time and is still tender and raw inside, then healing will not have begun yet.
Imagine the wound and lying within is a buried arrow, which is still keeping the emotional pain alive. Mentally imagine moving the arrow from the wound (the trauma) and realize that it doesn’t hurt to move it but instead, a sense of relief is experienced as the situation (the pain) is now able to heal and the wound is being cleansed.
Focus on the memory associated with the wound and watch it dissipate. As with all things in life, it’s important that the situation is accepted but understand that it is now possible to move on.
This is quite a powerful visualization and can take some time for the power behind it to materialize; it should be practiced regularly for maximum effect and can be adapted to suit.
Write down something positive about life. Too often people concentrate on the negative aspects of their lives and this becomes the complete thought process upon which they live. No life is all good or all bad but to help ward off feelings of negativity and stress, write down all of the things that are good on an individual basis and then re-read it.
It may sometimes come as a surprise as to how much good is already there and how minimal the stress is by comparison. This technique provides clarity.
How many times do you multi-task throughout the day? Your workplace might love your ability to write a letter, answer the phone and still manage to train someone within their role all at the same time but this isn’t doing you any good at all, not if you continue this multi-tasking practice continuously.
What about when you are at home? Do you find yourself cooking dinner and watching TV or listening to the radio? Is your mind constantly buzzing with uncompleted tasks? Do you plan your workload for the next day whilst you are peeling the potatoes for dinner? Do you find yourself doing general housework or gardening and talking and listening to your partner all at the same time?
It’s good to be efficient but in reality, you are probably only working at a fraction of your potential because you will be distracted and your mind will flit from one thing to another. It’s important to be mindful of your situation. Meditation will help you to slow your mind down and to live more in the moment. Consider a time when you were about to do something a little dangerous or try to recall a time when you needed the ultimate in concentration, your mind automatically slows down and you focus on the task at hand and this is important.
If you take up yoga for example, the process works the same. Okay, you are not doing anything dangerous, but you have to learn the postures, understand which muscles groups and organs that you are affecting, feel the stretch and learn to respect your body as you move into the postures and hold them.
These are powerful and yet gentle postures that need you to be mindful’ and they work. Of course there are other mindful’ hobbies too such as painting or pottery for example.
Goal Setting and Goal Achieving is ultimately what characterizes the true winners in life. Unfortunately for some people, they have wonderful and exciting ideas for their life but it rarely goes further than the idea phase.
Having a Goal allows ANYONE to take an idea from the invisible plane of thought and begin the process of actualizing it in the real world.
In this lesson, we are going to focus on the process of goal setting. The subsequent lessons will help you with the actualization process of goal achieving.
So, how do you determine what your goals should be?
The easiest way to get going is to think about all of the various areas of your life where you place importance on improving your results. As an example, the most important areas of my life that I focus on for goal setting include Financial, Career, Family, Health/Fitness, Recreation/Free Time. There are no rules or restrictions when it comes to defining your own personal categories. The important part of the lesson is to look within and determine the areas of your life that you would like to focus on improving.
Note: You may already be very successful in a particular area of your life. This does NOT mean that you ignore goal setting here. In fact, it is just as important to focus on your goals in this area so that you move your mind into a mode of constant improvement’. There is ALWAYS room to grow! By universal law, if you are not growing and expanding, then you are fading away and dying. Choose NOW to always be moving in the direction of expansion
and fuller expression.
Goals are very much like a destination on the roadmap of your life. You are in charge of the direction you travel at ALL times. People with goals generally accomplish great things because they know where they are going.
An alarming observation is that according to recent statistics, fewer than 5% of the population have written goals for their life. This means that over 95% of the people are moving through life without a clear direction. So the obvious question for these folks is, “if you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?”
By learning this lesson, you automatically move yourself into the top 5% of high achievers.