If you can go through the list of activities you have to do after waking up in the morning, you will figure out that you will have lots of things to do. But when you take a look at your daily schedule at the end of the day, you will figure out that you have not even completed half of the work you were supposed to do. Even if you create a to-do list, you will face challenges in getting all work done. That’s mainly because we don’t feel like working to achieve those activities during the day time. This can ruin your productivity in life and lead you to numerous negative consequences. Hence, it is a must to learn how to remain productive when you don’t feel like working. Here are some useful tips that can help you with it.
Put an end to the cycle of procrastination
When we avoid things, our anxiety levels go up. This will make us procrastinate. Procrastination will affect us as a cycle. You need to learn how to put an end to this vicious cycle. That’s where you should figure out the reason why you dodge at a specific activity. To do that, you should have the ability to suppress your emotions. In other words, you should refrain from overthinking. If you are supposed to start doing something at 2 pm, you can simply start it. Then you should commit to the schedule that you created at all times.
Unlock the power of momentum
You should do something that motivates you as the very first thing in the morning. For example, you can spend at least 30 minutes in the morning to write morning pages. This will deliver the motivation that you need in the morning to complete your day productively. This should become a habit that you do every single day. You don’t need to look for any inspiration to do it. All you have to do is just go ahead and do it. Then you will start feeling the excitement about the projects ahead of you.
Never break your chain
Objects that are in motion tend to stay in motion. Starting to do something is the most difficult thing. When you start it, you will find it an easy task to continue moving forward. Hence, you should put extra effort to start the work that you have to do on your plate.
Get motivated by your progress
Motivation will fuel your success. Hence, you need to keep track of your progress and get motivated by the milestones that you achieve. When you see progress, you know that you are going to achieve the final objective. Come up with realistic measures to track your progress. Then you can easily remain motivated.
Now you know what you should do to remain productive when you don’t feel like working during the day time. Just stick to these and you will be able to experience amazing returns in the long run.
Co-Owner of Hot Source award winning marketing agency and associate lecturer at University of Worcester