To Reach The Unreachable Star | Tips Of Productivity Hacks: Hey guys today I am sharing some thoughtful information how to be a productive person. These are four productivity hacks I tried to become a better version of myself but abandoned when it became clear they weren’t working.
Put another way, and these are four popular productivity tips that can be extinguished in a fire.
To Reach The Unreachable Star | Tips Of Productivity Hacks
Getting Up Extremely Early
I’m a natural morning person. Growing up, it irritated my siblings, but I was usually the first one up, aside from my father, who left for work at 5:30 a.m. I enjoyed reading my novels and comics in the peace that a house with seven people can only have when most of them are sleeping.
When I first started reading productivity articles, I noticed that they all woke up around the same time as me, around 5 or 6 a.m. Still, they didn’t just use the extra hour to read and gradually wake up. No, they made the most of their time.
They meditated, practiced yoga, went to the gym, showered, checked email, made smoothies, listened to music, meal prepped, packed lunches, wrote a novel, listened to podcasts, watched the news/read the newspaper, went for a 30-minute walk, prayed.
They were able to accomplish all of this because they had laid out their clothes the night before and had moved their alarm clock across the room.
I’m not saying any of this is wrong. You do you, but it’s apparent that it’s not going to work for everyone (let alone the poor night owls).
I never hear my alarm when I move it across the room. I’ve had the same alarm clock for almost a decade, and both the radio and CD player are broken. Because the volume is tinny so that only old items can be, it has to be practically next to my ear.
I can hear you saying right now, “Get a new alarm clock,” which is reasonable, but with how much money? I’ve had it for a decade (a gift from my brother) and my two pairs of shoes for nearly half that time. That should give you an idea of my financial mindset.
Many of my quiet mornings were ruined by this productivity tip. Being frantic because I’m already late when I wake up because I don’t have time to sit and do 20 minutes of yoga, shower, eat lunch, and go outside for that early morning sunlight is terrible for my health.
Remove Technological Distractions
There will be no Netflix or Hulu. There will be no YouTube or Social Media. Nothing has been created in the last two centuries to remove distractions from your mind. This tip claims to give you your time back.
Consider this: In all the spare time I’d have, I could learn a new language, write three books, learn to play the piano, or visit nursing homes!
This productivity tip contradicts ability levels. Phones can be distracting, but the voice-to-text feature has come in handy when communicating with my deaf sister.
Youtube rabbit holes are distracting, but they come in handy during a panic-inducing, insomnia-inducing night.
The truth is that I went three years (22–26) without using the internet, phone, or social media, and I only read books. That was the end of it. The majority free time was spent in a library or a bookstore.
I wasn’t taking up new hobbies (which I regret) or becoming a YouTuber (which I don’t regret). Now that I have them all, I have three newspaper apps on my phone and read fascinating articles on Medium every day.
I’m doing the same thing I was doing before but on a slightly different platform. Distractions are annoying, but they are also necessary at times.
Understand How To Say No
I’m not going to lie to you. Being a people-pleaser is exhausting, and I appreciated this tip when I first tried it. Don’t feel like going out tonight? No, please. Don’t you want to drive the 20 minutes to see family? No, please. You don’t want to hang out with your friends? No, please.
The pandemic provided us with the ultimate reason to refuse everything. Some gurus argue that there are more than enough opportunities; that saying no to things that bore us frees us up to do something that excites us.
The problem was that I was saying no to everything that didn’t align with my alternating goals, between staring at a laptop and staring at the ceiling. Nothing excites you when depression takes the wind out of your sails.
No is my default setting when I’m in those moods. I’m going to have to force myself to say yes. Yes, I’d rather hang out with a friend on Saturday than stay at home all weekend. I’d like to go for a walk. Yes, please eat.
Every compelled yes pushes me closer to the surface. My ambitions do not include starting my own business or retiring at the age of 30. My objectives are straightforward: I want to live and thrive. The ability to say no is a life sentence.
Produce More Than What You Consume
This one has a love/hate relationship with me. While I’ve resumed writing regularly, I still believe that most people (including myself) have very little to say—indeed, nothing novel. Do not elevate creation in the same way that society advances consumerism.
I agree that we should reduce our unnecessary consumption, but “unnecessary” varies from person to person and circumstance to circumstance.
Some of us have a ability to create. If that describes you, cultivate your talent, whether music, writing, baking, or something else. Make the most of every opportunity to start over and over again until you’re satisfied.
Just don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t creating something every second of every day. Allow yourself to be inspired and awed for a few moments.
Failure to do so results in writer’s block and the hipster guy who believes he’s better than everyone else because he plays three guitar chords. Don’t be a jerk. Don’t be that person.
On the other hand, some of us are born entertainers. That’s fine. Don’t be concerned that you’re not producing anything. Allow us to watch Star Wars/read Pride and Prejudice,/listen to live jazz in peace with our cups of tea and pints of beer and homemade bread. Contributing through creation is not the only way to help.
Don’t stress yourself out by chasing productivity.