How to improve self-development
Are you ready to improve your self-development?
These advices help you to manage your time and energy, improve productivity.
Self-development became a valuable goal in the business world when coaches and mentors try to figure out the best ways to improve it. Many authors write books on this theme because people are passionate about their self-development and they want to learn how to use their resources effectively.
Make first things first
Make a habit of writing the things you need to do to remember them and better imagine all the details of the day and what you can miss in the scheduling. You have to set right goals, then plan and schedule your time according to the purposes. Start with the most important, urgent and complex task and then move on. You need to value your time and not to let interruptions prevent your activity. Learn to master workflow by the collecting, processing, organizing, reviewing and doing tasks. It means to gather all the information you have and place in different folders, scheduling, and planning. For example, write out skills that you want to gain to be more productive.
Stephen Covey in his book “First things first” describes how to strike a balance between the urgent and the important assignments. He ensures to remember not only to deal with all the tasks that you have fast and meet deadlines but focus on your core values to prevent something bad and follow the important things. The key point is to understand your role on this week (employee, volunteer, father and so on) and focus on this role. It helps to be more efficient and keep in mind the things that we need to find for the multiple roles.
The author recalls about our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs and we may take account of these needs in planning time. Covey advises spending more time on activities connected with self-awareness, independent will, creative imagination and conscience.
Spend some time on thinking how you spend your life, your week, your day. Check that your goals align with your long-term priorities. We need to make decisions in relaxed mode, make a good environment with a piece that will inspire good ideas.
Look deeply at your personal productivity
First of all, adapt your actions to your reality. The things that you used 10 years ago don’t work now. Nowadays people often change their jobs and they need a specific set of competencies to each job. So your mind becomes overwhelmed with these half-formed ideas that demand attention. You need to get these things out of your head through filters to improve your productivity and pay attention to what you do now, be fully present at this moment. Learn to have nothing on your mind except the present. Especially, when you challenge yourself to be involved in a complex task that demands deeper thinking.
David Allen in book “Getting things done” teaches how to focus on the outcome to notice where this assignment leads. Not to punish yourself and estimate your actions. It’s about a quality of life to slowing down when we took too many responsibilities, to feel comfortable and enjoy life. He ensures that we have freedom to be spontaneous and not to do something with a detailed schedule that helps us to see the flow of things, see connections and predict the possible result. Your schedule may be flexible and fit your lifestyle.
Our vision helps us to manage our workload and prevent the crisis, burning out. Clarify your priorities to move forward and keep growing. Also, listen to your intuition because it is inner voice of your past experience.
Experts advise to focus on your goals and values and not to worry about many things that you have to do, it causes stress. Pay attention to your core values to prevent something bad and follow the important things. Just improve your skills to manage each area of life. Make sure that you control that you committed to and focus on what is real important to you to gain motivation. When you see the bigger picture with the results, you have a better understanding of time planning and setting goals.
We need to be a focus on what we do now without distractions. Learn to master workflow by the collecting, processing, organizing, reviewing and doing tasks. It means to gather all the information you have and place in different folders, scheduling, and planning. For example, write out skills that you want to gain to be more productive.
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