5 Productivity Habits

In today’s episode of the Take Charge of Change Podcast, we will be discussing 5 habits that will dramatically improve day to day productivity. The habits are as follows:

  1. Get better and more sleep
  2. Understand your unique energy cycle
  3. Practice bookending morning and evening
  4. Eat to maximize cognition and energy
  5. Schedule time to focus away from technology and distractions

Here are some links will be helpful in further researching the contents of this video:

Studies on sleep and productivity:

http://www.sleep-journal.com/article/S1389-9457(08)00116-0/abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656292/

https://www.powerofpositivity.com/research-sleeping-complete-darkness-improve-health/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4334454/

An interesting infographic on the energy cycle throughout the day:

http://www.thepathmag.com/how-your-energy-levels-fluctuate-throughout-the-day-infographic/

Interesting evening routine:

https://medium.com/swlh/nightly-routines-and-how-to-sleep-hack-your-way-to-a-productive-morning-d341d58f3c3c

Articles on Diet and Intermittent Fasting:

https://www.thriveglobal.comhttps://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/14307-how-fastinhttps://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/14307-how-fasting-absolutely-skyrocketed-my-productivityg-absolutely-skyrocketed-my-productivity/stories/14307-how-fasting-absolutely-skyrocketed-my-productivity

https://hbr.org/2014/10/what-you-eat-affects-your-productivity

Interesting application to time block your day:

https://toggl.com/time-blocking

 

How Healthy Relationships Make You More Productive

Relationships are an integral part of everyday life. They can cause us joy or create stress in our day to day life. In this edition of the Take Charge of Change Podcast learn about how those key relationships in your life are affecting your productivity.

This Harvard Business Review article dives into how our work relationships affect productivity.

https://hbr.org/2017/05/work-friends-make-us-more-productive-except-when-they-stress-us-out

Thanks for listening!

The Wisdom of the Stoics

What can we learn from the Stoics?

The Stoics provide invaluable lessons and instruction to prepare you for, well, life. In this edition of the take charge of change podcast, we will dive into how you can convert these lessons into real change.

“Control what you can and ignore the rest!”

“Accept everything but don’t be passive!”

I have included a link below to a website called “Daily Stoic” that sends you a daily email with a short lesson from the Stoics. I great way to start your day!

https://dailystoic.com/

Below is another link to a great article that unpacks stoicism to specifically improve your career.

8 Career Lessons From an Ancient Stoic Philosopher

BOOK – Link for Ryan Holiday’s “The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living”

https://www.amazon.ca/Daily-Stoic-Meditations-Wisdom-Perseverance/dp/0735211736

BOOK – Link for Ryan Holiday’s “The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph”

https://www.amazon.ca/Obstacle-Way-Timeless-Turning-Triumph-ebook/dp/B00G3L1B8K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516731408&sr=1-1&keywords=obstacle+is+the+way

BOOK – Link for Ryan Holiday’s “Ego Is the Enemy”

https://www.amazon.ca/Ego-Enemy-Ryan-Holiday-ebook/dp/B015NTIXWE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516731432&sr=1-1&keywords=ego+is+the+enemy

5 Warning Signs You Are Making Bad Decisions

Are you an entrepreneur or senior executive?

If you’re not careful, you could be undermining the quality of your decisions by making these mistakes. Visit our website for helpful resources to nurture professional resilience.

www.takechargeofchange.com

5 Toxic Habits That Slow Your Productivity Down

Why does productivity matter?

1. You enjoy life more

2. You know how to get the right things done

3. Minimize regret

“Do all that you can to raise your productivity, because, in the long run, that’s what matters most.” – Ray Dalio

(Youtube Video: How the Economic Machine Works) https://youtu.be/PHe0bXAIuk0

Instead of looking for short bursts of productivity Instead, look for ways to make small incremental steps every day to be more productive. Play the long game. Why is productivity so hard? 1. We are all a little bit lazy. 2. We need to spend time connecting with our vision of our future. 3. Its hard work but its worth it! Whats the secret to success? Don’t copy successful people, do the opposite of unsuccessful people! Here are the 5 things to avoid! 1. Working too much 2. Worry too much 3. Being too hard on yourself 4. Neglecting your personal education 5. Hating rules Feel free to email me at info@takechargeofchange.com to start a conversation on resiliency training for your team.

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