5 Simple Ways To Make Your Day More Productive

My philosophy on productivity is this . . .

It's not about how much you can get done in a day. It's about how you can become more engaged in what you are doing.

When I'm more focused on simply getting things done, I find myself feeling overwhelmed, scattered, and exhausted. And no matter how many things I'm able to cross off my to-do list, more to-do's keep cropping up like bunnies. So I'm never released from the anxiety of unfinished business.

However, when you are engaged in what you are doing, while you are doing it, you are naturally productive. You are focused on the task at hand with full attention, and you are relieved (at least temporarily) of the stress and pressure of checking things off the list.

Focusing on the task at hand, however, is not always so easy. Our monkey minds want to distract us, our eyes want to dart to our list, our ears hear the ding of texts and the blip of an email coming in. (more…)