Just. Do. It

Just. Do. It

Josh Jennings Just now·2 min read I saw a meme recently that resonated with me. A rare moment of internet humour that was relatable beyond 'Does your dog do this too’? It won’t win any awards, I can’t even find it again to show you, but the basic gist of it was as follows: “Me in 2001 - A Promising kidMe in 2021 - A burned out disappointment". There were accompanying images that took the sting out of it, but ultimately that was it. Ouch! Was that my soul that just quivered in recognition of that? What a cruel way for me to make a first connection with this notion, and Sandwiched between ads for dubious looking online therapy to add salt to the wound. I felt heard, and I was all the more depressed for it. I tried to track my descent from the Meme’s bullet point #1 (When I was 10) to bullet point #2 and concluded it boils down to one fundamental issue: A lack of execution. A lack of following through. A focus on deliberating, not actually doing. That last one pinched me; that’s me I thought. I have become a world class deliberator, and I don’t do anything. Default Me in 2021: Encounter opportunity.Immediately consider the worst possible outcome which usually spirals so uncontrollably it ends with me jobless, dead or the subject of massive public humiliation.Deliberate (and...
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Wake up at 5

Wake up at 5
Have you been thinking to wake up early and struggling to find motivation? Continue reading on Medium » Original link(Originally posted by Sarang)
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10X Productivity: 5 Hacks That Will Increase Your Productivity And Success

10X Productivity: 5 Hacks That Will Increase Your Productivity And Success

Focus on being productive instead of being busy. Danish Sayanee Just now·4 min read Photo by Andreas Klassen on Unsplash You will need commitment, motivation, and time management skills to be more productive in less time and hit success. What is productivity? Productivity is your output in any workplace; it shows how much you have done while making efforts. Or you can say productivity is the completion of a task in a short time in an effective manner. However, you cannot say yourself productive by only being busy doing some stuff. Most of the time, you are busy scrolling Facebook and other social media sites, proving you are not always doing work over there, but just scrolling and scrolling. Five hacks to boost your productivity and success: Here I will talk about five hacks that will increase your productivity, and you know what? The first hack is “stop wasting your time.” This is directly linked to your bad habit of scrolling social media even for no reason. 1- Stop wasting time: Photo by Veri Ivanova on Unsplash The key is not spending time but investing it ____Stephen R. Covey Time is the major thing you need to eye over because, to...
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Time is finite. 5 ways to use your time productively.

1. Exercising Spend your hours after work or school in the gym or with some friends outside. Pick up a barbell, hit the ab machine, or run a game of pickup basketball with the homies. I don’t have any friends… Okay, then go for a walk outside. There are tons of research to support that exercise, even as little as 10 minutes, is great for the body and brain � . So who’s not to love that? 2. Cleaning A well-kept desk or room is known to be a great catalyst for good days and good work. Anytime I have any down time, I like to spend my spare minutes tidying up my kitchen, or room, not because I’m preparing to have people over, but because it makes me feel like I really did something today without overextending myself. It takes very little energy to move your dirty clothes to the hamper and just a few minutes to clean the dishes you’ve been procrastinating on all week. Do it for the sense of achievement, so that when you when you sleep tonight, you can sleep soundly knowing you moved the needle forward at least in some way. 3. Listening Music has a...
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Stakeholders Too Busy to Read Your Email?

Stakeholders Too Busy to Read Your Email?

Better communications methods for getting feedback and meeting deadlines Rebecca Cressman Just now·3 min read Inboxes full of unread emails are guaranteed to interfere with completing important tasks— especially if you’re a change communications consultant like me who relies on getting sign-off before finalizing content. Luckily, new ways of working make it easier to meet project deadlines. Here are some innovative ways I get feedback from busy stakeholders: 1. Instead of sending constant email updates make sure they can access real-time cloud data To avoid lots of emails going back and forth, keep your success dashboards and project Gantt charts up-to-date using cloud platforms like Tableau. Then ensure stakeholders have everything they need (including training and login details) to access and view relevant data whenever they need to — and remind people of this real-time resource at meetings. 2. Instead of a PowerPoint slide deck provide them with playbooks PowerPoint slides are OK if you need to bring a concept to life during a presentation but they’re very hard to use as a resource afterwards. Not many people have the time to go through old decks and pull out different bits and pieces of information. Online playbooks — complete with the...
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Balancing Mental Health and Productivity: Suggestions and Solutions for Remote Workers

Balancing Mental Health and Productivity: Suggestions and Solutions for Remote Workers

3 product ideas and 3 habits to take back control of our time Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplas If you’re like me, mental well-being has been a challenge to maintain during the pandemic. I find it especially difficult to get ahead of work between back-to-back calls, long slack threads, and a never-ending work backlog. I believe this is partly because of a work culture unprepared for remote work, as well as the fact that productivity tools are designed to maximize speed and quantity of output, not our mental health. This leaves the door open for startups to re-invent productivity tools and help companies retain workers in a remote-first work environment. A 2020–2021 study by Microsoft showed that 41% of people are considering leaving their employer, and 46% are considering a complete career pivot. This is evidently because: We’re talking more than working. The average meeting time has increased from 35 min to 45 min since the beginning of the pandemic. When we’re not meeting, we’re still chatting, with 50% of people responding to Teams chats within 5 minutes. Some work through weekends to meet deadlines.As result, 54% of people feel overworked and 39% are exhausted.Frontline workers and individual contributors are...
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Seven ways to live more sustainably

Seven ways to live more sustainably

Brynn Bland 5 hours ago·3 min read Throughout the history of our society we have invented many things to make our lives easier, but while those inventions have helped us, they have also caused us to become a consumer society. Due to the environmental crisis happening in the world right now, we need to focus our attention on living sustainably in order to create less waste. Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash This may seem silly but collecting rain water is a great way to conserve water and not waste water that comes from the faucet. Before you start collecting though, make sure it is legal in your area, because some states have restrictions. The water that you collect can be used to water plants, wash a car, or refill a swimming pool for the summer months. During the summer time when it is bright outside for most of the day, open up the windows and let the natural light in. Using natural light saves you from having to use electricity during the day, which can also be a relief to your electricity bill. Natural light also makes a room feel more open and welcoming which is never a bad...
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The Demi-Gods Of Productivity…and why you’ll never be them

The Usual Cop-Out: “You Just Don’t Want To Put In the Work” Has your character ever been diluted to these nine words? If so, you’ve been victimized by “Fundamental Attribution Error” a term coined by Social Psychologist Lee Ross. In short Fundamental Attribution Error is a cognitive bias based on the “Kind” of person someone is instead of considering societal and environmental factors. This immediate and often unempathetic way of judgment can lead to negative self-perception of one’s self and detrimental effects on relationships. And while having great work ethic is a virtue, demonizing “laziness” isn’t. Even from personal experience, it’s been cathartic to release my inhibitions and the “Goals” I’ve set to achieve in the coming months. To calm the inner machine that tells me “YOU SHOULD” “YOU WILL” OR ELSE. And realizing that “laziness” is circumstantial and finding solace in mundane activities can be beneficial when our brain is constantly on “fight or flight” response. “ I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find a easy way to do it”-Bill Gates HOW COUNTERPRODUCTIVE HAS PRODUCTIVITY BECOME? Let’s face it we’ve all been in a productivity drought, digging for the last bit...
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16 Productive Ways To Spend Your Free Time

16 Productive Ways To Spend Your Free Time

Lukas Schwekendiek Just now·3 min read Reading — If you are plateauing in life it is likely you don’t know how to grow beyond that point. Learn. The information is out there.Browse YouTube/Quora/Medium — Not for entertaining content but for content to learn. Search for specific topics you want to know more about and dive deep into one subject.Go for a Run — Get some blood pumping and do a bit of cardio. Whatever is next on your list for the day will go much smoother.Planning your Day/Week/Month/Year — A full, intentional day is never a wasted day. The same goes for the week, month and year.Relaxing — If you do not relax enough in your free time you will find your productive time lacking efficiency. Life is not always about pushing forward; or rather, to push forward you also need to recharge sometimes.Take an Adventure — Go some place you’ve never gone before, take a new route on your walk or explore a hobby you’ve never tried. Expand your bubble a bit.Meditate — Take 2 hours out of your day, plant your butt on a couch and stay there for the 2 hours just being silent. You will be surprised...
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How I stopped wasting hours of my productive time on Youtube?

How I stopped wasting hours of my productive time on Youtube?

Theron Tiwari Just now·2 min read [A personal habit experiment] And used those hours to do something much more productive. Like a typical person inundated with a large inflow of information every day, I too wasted hours of my productive time on useless things such as surfing Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp. Now, I had already taken care of minimizing my time waste at Instagram and Facebook by simply uninstalling them and not using them. However, that’s a story for another time. Photo by Szabo Viktor on Unsplash The thing with Youtube is, that it's a system app that comes preloaded on Android phones and you cannot uninstall it. After multiple tries of restricting my usage by setting self-timers with the Digital Wellbeing app, I found the process futile. Hence, one day in a fit of fury, I asked my friend to block it by hook or by crook. He tried few options and in ten minutes, my Youtube was blocked. Using the app lock feature in my phone, which is an in-built feature. Result After that day, numerous times I have opened Youtube only to realize that I cannot use it as I do not know the password. Hence, my...
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