1| your morning makes your day
Build a morning routine.
It should engage you on all levels: your body, your mind, your soul and your heart.
Work your mind! Learn something new. Listen to a podcast. Take a course. Read. 20min. are already sufficient to become 1% better each day.
Feed your mind! May it be meditation or just sitting with your thoughts. Taking a walk with yourself only or just be quiet for a while. Whatever your soul needs, do that.
I also love to integrate 90min. of undistracted work. After my morning routine, I still haven’t checked my phone or any device, I sit down and work 90min. Straight without any distraction and with the most important task of the day that needs to be done.
2| stop multitasking
Seriously people. Have you ever tried watching TV and having a conversation at the same time? Besides it being rude… Please don’t tell me “but, it works for me”. That’s bullshit.
It is neuroscientifically proven that our brain can not focus on two tasks at the same time. It will switch back and forth and therefore will not get anything done, nor will it be able to focus on any of these tasks properly. So one of the other tasks loses half of your attention. In our example You’ll keep asking over and over again “Huh, what did you say?” and at that’s just pointless. You neither understand what’s being said in the tv show nor what your friend is talking about properly.
The same happens with multitasking. Not only is our brain overwhelmed (even if we think it isn’t) but it’s also gonna miss out on very important details, start to make more mistakes and just taking even longer to get things done. So why not doing tasks one by one anyways then?
3| shake it!
But first things first. When you have been working for some time, sitting in a chair or on the floor or wherever you choose to sit, your productivity decreases automatically. Our brain does not use all of the available neurotransmitters – so we need to wake them up and make them work.
The best way to do so: Move!