How to get productive
- Set clear, long term goals
Every day we have much things to do, coursework, household chores, extracurricular activity, all of them is something you must do, but if you don’t make goals you’re just passively responding to the immediate errand that needs to be done instead of working something that benefits you in the long-term. Big, ambitious goals need to break up too much smaller goals that are achievable to you to do it every day. And if you even don’t have goals, you can’t work toward it. when you already have goals, write it down. you are more likely to achieve those goals when you write it instead of only daydreaming.
2. Time boxed unproductive thing
one thing you must know is that our world is working against us. it’s doesn’t mean there’s a global elite who wants to deceive us with some evil conspiracy, it just means our environment wants us to do something that favors them and, likely, that’s not will benefit us.
For example, Instagram and TikTok want you to scroll as long as possible, Youtube wants you to watch as long as possible, portal media wants you to click their articles as much as possible, and the list goes on.
Social media probably is not something that inherently bad, but it’s taken much of your time that should be productive. An obvious solution is to eliminate them, uninstall them. But it’s not something that most of us want to do, you can compromise with time-boxed where you can use social media. Set a time every day where you can use social media, outside that time, never open it.
3. Schedule every day, the night before
A schedule makes you less probable to procrastinate and in my practice, it also makes you much more aware of every time you spent. You realized you can do a lot of productive things in two hours instead of wasting it when you web surfing. it increases your time management skills. Also when you write your schedule, it will make a sense of progress when you did what you schedule before, and a sense of progress is a great motivation to continue toward your big goals.
4. Do not constantly check email and chat
To be productive you need to focus, emails, and chat interrupt you every time. You need to do real work rather than just answering emails set a time when you will reply to emails, every two hours for example.