Three Habits That Seem Lazy
Productivity is the outcome of a largely unseen process. So, it may sound counterproductive, but you actually have to be a little lazy to accomplish more!
You can have a productive day, every day with three simple habits:
It may seem counterintuitive, but you need regular breaks to be productive. Mental alertness decreases as we lose energy throughout the day. Taking regular breaks while working helps you recharge and stay energized.
Use these breaks to affirm what you want to accomplish in the next hour - if you’ve started heading off track, there’s still time to get your focus back.
You can’t escape the routine, administrative tasks at work, but you can switch your focus and still get the job done.
Pause and think about what makes you good at what you do. The confidence and pride you feel when you achieve what you set out to do? Remind yourself that’s the feeling you’ll get when you finish this task.
Parkinson’s Law says, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. Meaning, the more time you have, the more time you’ll spend on one task.
Stop working after a set time and give yourself short deadlines on tasks. Knowing you absolutely do not have any extra time left means you’ll use what you do have to the fullest.