Adopting a productive lifestyle is about building regular habits. Whether it’s exercise, diet, or sleep-related, nothing you do will matter until you can turn it into a daily ritual. And that is what can finally help you organize your life. In this post, you’ll take a look at four of the simplest secrets to be more productive.
Try Seinfeld’s “Chain Method” to Be More Productive
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians and television stars of all time. He also has a secret to staying insanely productive. Seinfeld tracks a habit he wants to establish. In one case, it was writing stand up material every day. Every day that he would write, he would mark an “X” on that day on his calendar. And then he would make it his goal to create a chain of X’s that went as long as it could.
It doesn’t matter what your goal is. You can use this for something as simple as working out or getting eight hours of sleep. Track your progress on a calendar with a series of X’s to see how many days in a row you can link up. Just focus on building that chain.
Journal Your Goals and Dreams
When you’re starting out on your journey, identify clear goals for yourself. But don’t worry, you can change these later. Start by documenting your goals or even dreams at the outset so you can check them. Then keep track of your daily progress towards each.
For example, you may want to keep a daily log of any physical activity you performed, a record of everything you ate, or a log of how long you slept. These are three critical components of your health and measuring them will allow you to see where you’re lacking and what you need to do to improve.
Start Small and Build Up
It’s important, especially when you’re starting, to give yourself small, manageable goals. The harder you make it on yourself, especially in the beginning, the harder you’ll “crash” when you get off the path. Rather than set unattainable goals early, set small ones you can easily smash through. Then as you improve, push yourself to do a little bit more each day.
Support Each Other
Let’s face it: you’re not going to feel like working out or eating right every day. That’s why it helps to have an accountability partner you can check in with regularly. They’ll help push you towards these healthy habits. On days when your partner’s feeling down, you can return the favor and help pick them up.
Staying insanely productive isn’t hard with these four simple tips. You’ll get more accomplished and set even higher goals for yourself that may even surprise you. And best of all, these secrets to productivity can simplify your life and make it even more manageable.