Most likely, you are busy right now; you have many pending, commitments and a list of activities that seems like it will never end.
For you, one day is not enough for everything you have to do: work, your physical health, your family, your hobbies… in short, there is not enough time.
So the time you spend browsing the internet should be highly productive and efficient, since you want to get the most out of it and stop waste time.
In case you want to increase your productivity and change your life forever, here are 10 things you can learn in less than 10 minutes:
The way you invest and manage your time is essential when it comes to achieving your goals. This technique consists of dividing your daily activities into fragments of 20 minutes of focused work and 5 minutes of rest.
For example, here is how to apply it to your study:
Most people focus on improving their peak performance and not their average performance. As an example, they want to exceed the number of problems they can solve in a day, and not the average number of problems they can solve in a week.
The impact of improving your average, and not your maximum, becomes evident in the long term; which was demonstrated by Dr. Stan Beecham in his book Elite Minds, where we talk about how winners think differently and create a competitive advantage to achieve their success.
On Sunday, in a quiet moment, define the activities you will do in the following week.
More importantly, make sure you follow through on these commitments. When you do, you are prioritizing your plan and your goals. Unlike this, most people are “solving” along the way, taking attention away from what is really important and focusing on what is urgent.
In just 10 minutes you can learn a meditation technique that will accompany you for the rest of your life. Meditation helps calm your mind, let go of stress, and gives you perspective to see your life in a much bigger picture.
The power of meditation increase your productivity, since it teaches you not to get distracted and to have control over your thoughts and behavior. Here is a 10-minute guided meditation:
There are different ways to train your brain so that it allows you to achieve success. For example, if you think of your brain as a collection of computer files, you will conclude that forgetting something is practically impossible.
If you forget something, it is because you never saved it, or you probably placed it in a place that is difficult to remember. Concentration and recall is what creates your memories; so focus 100% and supplement your memory with a paper and pencil.
We recently mentioned the keys to reading 100 or more books a year dedicating only 3% of your day. It is not about reading at a speed where you do not understand anything, but about the format in which you do it.
For example, you can read more than one book a week if you get into the habit of listening to audiobooks while on public transport or in your car. Here you have 10 recommended for entrepreneurs.
With Amazon Audible you have access to over 180,000 audiobooks for less than $15 a month. here you have one free 30-day trial.
The moment you take responsibility for your actions, when you understand that your current situation is the product of your thoughts, decisions and actions, you will be sending a message to your brain that you are in control of your life.
Taking responsibility increases your productivity as you will stop looking for blame and start thinking of solutions.
Watch: Mental discipline: How to control your thoughts to succeed
Every morning define the three most important activities of your day. Those that will make you feel that your day was productive if you comply with them. Don’t let the urgent and everyday things distract you from them, as your to-do list will start to grow and you’ll feel like you’re never going to finish.
The first hours of the morning focus on carrying out these activities. Don’t think about anything else. Tim Ferrissbestselling author The 4 hour workweeksuggests that you only check your mail twice a day for example, this single change will increase your performance significantly.
You spend most of your day sitting at a desk typing on a computer. Simple stretching exercises can prevent syndromes such as carpal tunnel, or back pain and painful spasms.
It’s only 10 minutes to learn these stretches, which can save you hundreds of hours of pain and low productivity.
One of the worst enemies of productivity is reactivity: that is, you receive an email and you answer it immediately; they ask you for a report and you do it instantly; You get a notification and you solve it on the fly. This is known as the technique of Put out fires.
Rather, divide your workday into blocks of time that you will use for specific tasks. For example, you will have two blocks a day to answer emails; a block for meetings, another for reports, another to plan your strategies, in short.
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