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

 

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

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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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The Connection Between EXCELLENCE And PRACTICE

In this podcast we’re going to talk about the connection between Excellence & Practice

 

It’s natural for us to not to want to work hard. It’s against our nature. Most people default to the path of least resistance. However, there is no doubt that Excellence only comes from persistent and intentional practice. As well, it’s important to understand the difference between how to do something and practicing. The art of learning is how we learn to do something. Practice is the art of attaining excellence in something. Ask yourself a couple of questions, “What have your formal education and experiences taught you over the years? Now ask the most important question, “Are there any areas that through diligent, purposeful and intentional practice you have become truly excellent?” If the answer is no, then there may be professional and personal opportunities that you are missing out on. Professional success will be accelerated when you seek to develop competencies that are truly excellent and separate you from the pack!

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Podcast – Harness The Power of Future Casting

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Harness the power of Future Casting to initiate lasting change in your life. In this podcast we will discuss three future casting ideas that can used in order initiate lasting change.

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