10 Great Habits for Monday!

10 Great Habits for Monday!


It is not that bad to slow the tempo down sometimes. Enjoying a lazy afternoon or relaxed weekend might be very useful. But if afternoons and days turn into slowly moving weeks – there is a problem. Here we have some tips on how to get back on track again.

  1. Create a Checklist. Boring everyday tasks could make you procrastinate. But such chores could be scheduled with some multi-step approach. Create a checklist you can go over accomplishing one-by-one. That would keep you up the tempo to finish them.
  2. Time Yourself. Setting time limits for your work will keep you up to speed. Commit to 10 minutes full concentration and get a small break. That way you can push harder tasks without this resulting in burnout.
  3. Batch Tasks. Put some small and similar tasks in a batch. That way you would get combine and finish them up quickly. It also helps not to forget some of the small tasks scattered amongst complex ones.
  4. Start Small. A big task is daunting. Break it into smaller problems to avoid being overwhelmed. A really small task could be easily completed. That would keep your satisfaction of achievement and further motivation.
  5. Focus on the Most Important. There is a simple technique you can utilize: identify three most important tasks for the day. These should be the ones with higher priority. Do them first thing in the morning if possible. Doing the most difficult and important task at the morning boosts your motivation for the whole day.

  6. Find Motivation. When you ‘’don’t feel like’’ you want to be pro-active, find an external motivation. Find a productivity podcast or website, look for people and ideas which inspire you. Replenish your inner motivation.
  7. Create a Sense of Urgency. Laziness goes hand in hand with procrastination. A lazy person will postpone execution until the very last minute. Self-impose deadlines in advance to create urgency and deal with your tasks in appropriate time. Don’t let all the work overwhelm you at the last moment.
  8. Capture Your Ideas. There is a reasonable explanation that laziness is a natural way to cope with overload. So it might be the time to really relax and let all the things in your head go away. Write everything down in a convenient way so that you can focus on one task at a time and take over the rest later on.
  9. The Two-Minute Rule. An example of the rule – if something could be done in two minutes – do it right away. Schedule and block time only if the task needs to be done and more time is needed.
  10. Accountability Partner. Find someone to keep you responsible. It is could be hard to push yourself up the tempo left all by yourself. The more active the partner, the better.

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