Productivity: How It Can Help You?

Everyone thinks that being more productive means doing a lot of things in a short period of time. It is true that if you are a productive person. You will achieve something in a week while other people will get that in a month.

What is productivity and how it really works?

Simplified, productivity can be defined as:

PRODUCTIVITY = VALUE / TIME.

So, if you want to become more productive, you have to increase the quality of your work or to decrease the time you need for that task.            But be careful, you don’t want to be affected by the burnout effect.

If you are a business woman , a wife and a mother. It must be really hard to achieve all you have planned for a day. If you learn how to manage your time you will increase your level of productivity and 24 hours will be more enough for all your tasks. So, even if you are a team leader, a business owner or just a simple employee, you have to increase your productivity level. It defines all our actions, at all levels.

 

Productivity is a way of being, a lifestyle. Start with tiny steps every day and you will be amazed by the results.

Here you have some tips which will help you:

  1. ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes and man healthy, wealthy and wise’ – sleep good and wake up early, refreshed and ready to work.
  2. Stop procrastination. If you can do it, do it now!
  3. Mess creates stress. Clean your desk, your environment and your mind every day.
  4. Say goodbye to the negative persons which can steal your enthusiasm and energy.
  5. Learn to say NO.
  6. Do just one thing at a time – multitasking can lead you to a lot of errors.
  7. Work-out daily.
  8. Drink more water.
  9. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables – this will give you extra energy.
  10. Take some time to refresh your mind.

Motivation: What It Is? How It Works?

Murray Johannsen says: “Motivation is the effort, the drive, the desire, and the energy a person uses to activate and maintain goal driven behavior”.

In fact, it comes from the word motive, which is desire that makes us do              something. So, we can say that motivation is a process that makes us move forward to a dream, a goal. It is a sum of factors that keeps us going every day, in order to obtain something: money, success, recognition, fame

Why is motivation important?

Let’s take an example:

You are a business owner and you want to make it grow and to double your profit for the next year. What can you do to achieve it? You have to make your employees to work harder, efficient and be happy in the same time. Here is where motivation is useful. Studies show that, employees who are well motivated to perform will become more engaged, productive and will invest more time and energy in their job. And of course, that brings you more money and more success. But don’t forget, you can’t MOTIVATE other people, if you can’t manage to motivate you.

In conclusion, it doesn’t matter if you want to motivate yourself or others; here you have some tips to help you:

                   1.  Desire creates motivation – find something interesting in                                                                                                           everything you do.

                  2. Stay interested – be curious  ask the question, take the risk!

                 3. Stay away from depression – negative feelings will stop you

from achieving your goals.

                 4. Stay energized – sleep well, stop drinking so much caffeine and do                                                                 some exercises every day.

                 5. Find inspiration – for me, inspiration means a good book and a cup                                                                 of coffee home or at a chic coffee shop.                                                                                   Discover what inspires you. Buy a new book,                                                                       read about successful people or a blog!

                 6. Reward yourself – there is probably the best way to motivate you.                                                                   After a hard day, go home and treat yourself                                                                           with that favorite cake, but that plane ticket you                                                                   have always wanted and shop for great clothes!

 

7 Tips to Improve Your Time Management

Do you ever feel like you don’t value enough your Time? Or do you feel bad for wasting time instead of using it in your own favor? This is a problem that nowadays, almost all the people experiment. The good news is that experts found a lot of solution for this problem.

Here you have 7 tips to improve your Time Management:

1. To-Do list

A “To-Do list” is something that will help you to prioritize the tasks you need to do. It will help you to be more relaxed and to be more focused on what you have to accomplish during a day.

2. The Art of Being Organized

Try to imagine how much time you spend every day for searching a misplaced thing or a phone number you have lost. Better start to organize all your work today in order to be more efficient every day.

3. Multitasking

It is great if you can make 2 things in the same time, but I want to remember you that most of people can’t do it well. So, prioritize the tasks and make them in a defined order.

4. Scheduling

Keeping a schedule will help you be on time at every meeting and you will be more relaxed during a day.

5. Concentration and Focus

When you work, try to give 100% of your attention. Put your social media account to offline mode and dedicate yourself to your work entirely.

6. Challenges

From time to time, it is good to put yourself to solve a difficult task. The feeling of happiness when you will achieve it will keep you motivate and focused.

7. Self-Motivation

Find a purpose in everything you do. Talk to yourself every day and be honest with you. And don’t forget to be always focused on the light, especially in the darkest moments.

 

5 Steps to Set SMART Goals

          

All the people have dreams, but SMART people set goals. Goals are very important because they help you  get what you want, when you want and to become the person you always wanted to be. Without them, life would be very chaotic and meaningless.

SMART comes from: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound. It is a very popular formula which was made to guide people in their road to a successful life.

Here you have 5 simple steps which can guide you when you start setting a goal:     

1. Specific

If you are very specific when you set a goal, you will increase the chances to achieve it. “I want to win more money” vs. “I want to find a new job which will allow me to gain more than 1000$ in a week”. Can you feel the difference?

2. Measurable

Try to set a goal that can be measured. In this way, you will be able to stay focused and to feel the excitement when you will get closer to the final results.

3. Achievable

When you set a goal, try to be realistic and think very well if it is acceptable for you. Try to make baby steps at the beginning and to increase the difficulty with every new goal you set.

4. Relevant

Is this goal really important to you? Do you really need to get there? Be honest with you, it is very important.

5. Timebound

Deadlines are what make people move faster and work harder. So, try to set a date for what you want to achieve.

 

How to Organize Your Time Successfully

Time is precious and everyone knows that. As human beings, want to be successful in our careers and we also want to spend special moments with the people we love. It is almost impossible to organize your time successfully without a journal planner, a personal planner and a goal planner. Planning is the golden rule for people who want to organize their time successfully.

You have more time than you believe you do, you just don’t know how to organize you it. First of all, you need to do is to write down your goals. After you see exactly where you want to be in the next few years, you will feel more motivated and inspired. Write down your ideas daily!

Planning your goal will motivate you to become the organized and successful person that you’ve always wanted to become. It is much easier to accomplish everything that you have in mind when you have everything planned. You know your priorities, so what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to start organizing your time career and your personal life.

Devote to your plans and visualize your goals if you want to become a successful person. Remember that nothing is impossible if you really want it.

 

Setting Goals and Planning

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? What are your plans for next the week? I want you to ask yourself this questions because this is the first step to a success.

Setting your goals and planning your life will help you focus on the things that are important to you? You won’t miss a thing!

Life is full of surprises most of the time but with a weekly planner you will know exactly what you have to do to every single day. In this way you will be able to visualize your goals and motivate yourself. Many successful people agree with the idea of weekly planning and monthly planning.

It is time to learn how to organize your ideas. It is not important how hard you work, it is important how organize you are.

Being organized means: No more wasted time! Humanity’s biggest problem is the lack of time. We never seem to have enough time for us to do all the things that we want. Set your personal goals and your professional goals so you can see the “big picture”.

Visualize the things that are important to you if you want to be successful. After have everything planned, it will be much easier for you to achieve your goals.