A lot of us think we are productive just because we are busy. However, being busy doesn’t mean being productive. We make unreasonable deadlines and we chase them like crazy when it’s almost the due date. When our schedules are full, we think we are productive, but we’re not. Productivity doesn’t work like that. As a person who works with the team to provide SEO services for business owners, I am concerned about this if you are doing the same thing, as I know that this often happens to many business owners; therefore, I have conducted some research on productivity and how it will benefit your business in the long run. In this article, I’m going to discuss about morning and evening routine for productive business owners. Keep reading to find out!
I didn’t mean “press pause” as in “watching a movie” and you press pause. Well, let me tell you this; I used to rush things when it came to completing my task before lunch. For that reason, the result of the task was often mediocre and not considered as something special. The truth is; a lot can be gained if you press pause. When you rush things because you want to finish all the tasks before a certain time, you only do what you have to do, not what you really want to do. For example, if you are writing an article and trying to rush to complete it before lunch, you only end up writing mediocre content and focus on finishing it, not focusing on your writing quality. However, if you stop and take a break, it allows your mind to relax and give you more space for ideas on what you want to write.
Morning is for breakfast, mid-morning is when you move
I used to go to the gym first thing in the morning after breakfast. I, of course, believe that exercise is great for energy levels. However, energy and focus naturally come and go throughout the day. Morning time especially after a nice cold shower and breakfast is the right time to focus because your brain is more relaxed in the morning. Instead of going to the gym in the morning, it is better for you to focus on being productive and working on your projects in the morning and then go to the gym in the mid-morning or late afternoon. It is more productive to exercise at the time when you are the least productive to boost your strength, stamina and creativity.
Take a nap
Entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison and John D. Rockefeller were known for taking midday naps. Even recently, some companies start letting employees take naps. Why? It turns out; taking a nap can boost alertness and improve motor performance. It can also reduce stress and improve your mood. However, it should be noted that taking a nap should be kept less than 30 minutes and between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., so that you will not have a hard time sleeping at night.
Save the easy part for last
Since we have greater focus and energy in the morning, we should start working on the most challenging and important tasks first so that we can do it better with the best version of ourselves. When it is afternoon already, you can start working on less mentally-draining activities so that you can produce better results. Doing this will help you be more productive and finish your tasks in time.
There is a subtle difference between being busy and being productive. When we grasp the real meaning between the two, we can know that the two are completely different. When you are busy, you might drain almost all of your energy until you come home with nothing to do anymore because you are too tired. When you are productive, you spend the right amount of energy so that when all tasks are done, you still have some energy left when you come home because you save so much time and energy when you are being productive. For that reason, in this blog, I will never get tired of giving you advice on productivity because I know you may need it.