You may find a way to become more productive, but if you have to slave and kick yourself just to keep up that productivity, you won’t maintain it. If you really want to stay productive, you need to make productivity fun. For those of you asking, “how on earth do you do that?” Don’t worry, Steven Aitchison has a few suggestions:
Create a clean environment to clear your mind. Cleanliness is next to godliness and it’s also critical in thinking clearly.
Remove productivity guilt to maximize your positive energy. Did you sleep in today or take an extra long lunch? Stop feeling bad about it and move on.
Clarify your objective(s) to minimize frustrating churn. Making a to-do list is a great way to do this.
Focus on the benefits of completing your work to stay motivated. Personally, I like to set goals in my productivity and promise myself rewards for acheiving them. For example, when I finish all of my Lifehack articles today, I’m going to take my dog for a walk.
Do any of you have a few ideas of your own to make productivity more enjoyable?