Before we begin our discussion, it should be clear that daily productivity is the result of daily high performing habit. You cannot expect great results unless you develop great habits.
Developing habits is a difficult task. In the beginning, you’ve to work hard every day to perform a new habit. Once, you repeat the habit for one month, you find yourself performing the new habit is easier than before. Practice the same habit till it gets automatic.
Three things to keep in mind if you want to increase your daily productivity:
- Practice only one habit at a time. Give the new habit a month or so before developing another.
- Work on the new habit even when you do not feel like working on it.
- Remain positive. Many people have developed world-class habits and you too can do so.
The question is what kind of habits are necessary to develop in a daily routine that will help you to achieve your biggest dreams. Well, there are over a hundred good habits to develop to see the change in life. However, we are only going to discuss the top five habits that will help you achieve your dreams.
1. Start Journaling
Even journaling for 5 minutes every day has many mental and physical health benefits. According to studies, journaling is also considered as an alternative to meditation.
People who spend time journaling have clear plans, less cluttered thoughts, broad vision and a roadmap to follow to achieve their biggest dream. If you decide to jot down all your thoughts just after waking up in the morning, you will quite certainly see the results in less than a month.
Also, it has been found that people who do journaling are more likely to achieve their dreams ten times faster than people who never use it at all.
2. Motivate Yourself
Motivated people quite naturally work harder, remain focus on their goal, stay positive and are good at removing distractions from life.
The bad news is that motivation is like the battery of our mobile phones and you have to charge it every day to take the maximum benefits.
The best way to remain motivated is to keep reminding yourself of the results you will receive after accomplishing your goals. You can also write down 10-20 strong reasons why did you start your journey. As you review your motives behind your goals every day, you will be empowered and lead towards your goals.
3. Measure Your Performance
The key to finding whether or not you are going towards your dreams lies in measuring your performance. If you can measure your performance, you can manage it too.
The problem is human beings are born lazy. We always find something less important to shift our focus on. Measuring performance can help you to choose those tasks which contribute to success.
Also, most businesses fail due to lack of goal management. Business owners do not know how much time, resources and money they are investing in generating revenue. When the business drowns, people find the problem was not with their ideas or resources, but with their poor habit of managing records.
Keeping a journal can solve the issue and keeps your business moving, irrespective of ups and downs, for you know, you will achieve your dreams if you persist throughout your plans.
4. Take Your Dreams As A Game
Be disciplined and not serious. If you are serious and obsessive about your dreams, you will be disappointed at your failures. On the other hand, if you take your goals as a game, every experience will leave you with an enlightening lesson which would have gone into oblivion in stress and disappointments.
Enjoying the process will keep you motivated and gives you less mental troubles. Then quite naturally, you see your daily productivity increasing.
The best way to do so is by dividing your dreams or goals into small goals. Set benchmarks and milestones. As you achieve one benchmark, you will feel encouraged enough to achieve more benchmarks.
All the problems and failures lie in your mindset. If you change your perception towards the outside events, you’ll find how beautiful the journey is. You’ll have experiences, knowledge, adventures, skills, and abilities more than anyone else.
5. Get The Required Knowledge
Studies have found that people who spend time reading books have better health, wealth, relationships and happiness in life. Best educated one has strong mental strength and has more courage to take actions.
If you spend time educating yourself, you’ll find different and new alternatives to achieve your goals in less time. Even spending as less as 30 minutes in reading a book or watching informational videos can help you trigger your daily productivity.
More knowledge builds your decision-making abilities. A learned man does fewer mistakes as compared to other people. Education is the root of all successful adventures. Education makes you the best among the people of your generation.
Concluding, if you are looking to increase your daily productivity and want to achieve your biggest dream, you cannot take for granted any of the above-mentioned habits. You have to believe in the goals you set for yourself. Achieving only one big goal will double or even triple the health, wealth and happiness in life.
Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.