Simplifying the essence of a productive life for you. Here’s the AtoZ of productive living. Have a look.
- A – Avoid negativity.
Stay away from all the sources of negativity like negative people, negative habits, negative sources of entertainment and negative relationships.
- B – Believe in yourself.
Always have faith in your abilities and skills. If you don’t trust yourself nobody else will.
- C – Choose to wake up early.
Early morning is the most productive time because there is minimum noise and minimum distraction. You can set the right tone to the day by focusing on the most important tasks of the day.
- D – Do the planning.
Plan your day well in advance to avoid any wastage of time. Make a TO-DO and a TO-DON’T list for each day to give a direction to your day.
- E – Enjoy the moment.
Live in the moment. Enjoy it. Make the most out of it. Dwelling on the past or worrying about the future will only add stress and unhappiness to life. So, enjoy the present!
- F – Follow your passion.
Find your passion and follow it. Don’t give up your chances of being a Master in something you really love to be a Mediocre in something you don’t even like.
- G – Give up the bad habits.
Give up the habits that hold you back and stop you from performing. Habits can make us or break us. So, choose your habits wisely.
- H – Help others.
Help others whenever you can. Always be kind to the people around you. What goes around comes around. You cannot just give out negativity and complain about having a trashy life. Do good and good will follow.
- I – Internalizing excessive criticism or praise is bad.
Take criticism in the same spirit as you take praises. Don’t let praise get to your head and criticism get to your heart. Learn from the vital feedbacks and keep working towards your goals.
- J – Just DO it.
You can do micro-level planning but all of that will go in vain if you don’t act on any of it. Actions are what make a difference. Dreams don’t work unless you do. So, just do it.
- K – Keep a healthy balance between your personal and Professional life.
Don’t compromise over your personal life because of your work. Spend time with your loved ones. You might become a billionaire but you won’t be happy in that state of loneliness if you don’t give importance t your personal life.
- L – Learn from your mistakes.
Each mistake has a lesson to offer. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Don’t stagnate because of a minor setback in life. Mistakes give us first-hand experience that adds wisdom to our life.
- M – Manage your time effectively.
Time is money. If you don’t manage your time well, time will manage you. Either you run the day or the day runs you. So, make a choice wisely.
- N – Never say YES to each and everything.
Saying a NO becomes vital when you want to manage your time. If you keep saying yes to each and every meeting or hangout sessions with friends, you will end up compromising y=the time you could have used for something more important. Learn to say no.
- O – Open your mind.
Be ready to learn new things and explore newer opportunities. Learning is a never-ending process and some opportunities rarely knock twice. So grab them with both your hands.
- P – Prioritize.
Prioritize your tasks based on their importance. Do the top three most important tasks in a day before going to bed. Prioritizing helps to take only as much as you can handle.
- Q – Quitting is not an option.
Quitters never win and winners never quit. If you quit each time when things get intense and start requiring more efforts, then you will never reach success. Because success is all about perseverance and making relentless efforts. So, give in more when you feel like giving up because that is when the magic will happen.
- R – Read.
Read as much as you can, wherever you can and whenever you can. Reading improves your focus, adds to your knowledge and gives you better perspectives.
- S – Stop procrastinating.
Procrastination is of no good. You delay a work until the day after tomorrow which actually should have been done the day before yesterday.
- T – Thankful attitude goes a long way.
Be grateful for whatever you have. Someone else is happy in less than what you have and someone else is praying for the things you take for granted. Be thankful for this life.
- U – Utilize the resources available to you.
Whining about the resources that aren’t available to you and how you could have done wonders with them is of no use. Exploit what all you have and do wonders with it.
- V – Visualize your goals.
Until you visualize what you want, you won’t be able to have it. Our thoughts are like the steering wheel that drives our life into the desired directions. So, visualize your goals vividly.
- W – Write down everything.
Take note of everything before you forget. You might think that you won’t forget but trust me you will.
- X – X-factors always help.
Figure out your x-factor and work on them. When you have an edge over the others is when are nearer to your goals.
- Y – You need to try.
Try, try, try again. Even if you fail, that’s a sign that you are trying.
- Z – Zeal is the key.
Until you are passionate about something, you won’t put in your best. So, do what you love and love what you do. Otherwise, don’t do it at all.