We want to be productive.  In fact, you might even wake up in the morning with all kinds of enthusiasm for the things you want to achieve during the day.  

Now fast forward a few hours, and suddenly you’re dragging yourself home at the end of the day, it’s dark and you’re wondering where the day went, feeling like you never accomplished anything at all.

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  Most people feel this way some of the time.  The trick is to realise that this isn’t something entirely outside of your control.  Sure, things are going to happen outside of your control, which derail you, but more often than not, you’re experiencing a bit of self-sabotage.  You’ve actually managed to derail yourself and talking yourself out of the very things you said you wanted to achieve.

How to get past this?  Simple! Start with these easy tips:

Listen to Music

It’s hard to get yourself going if your mood is what’s dragging.  Thankfully this is a quick fix.  Put on some music you love, something fast-paced and catchy for a quick pick-me-up and watch your productivity soar.

 Get up and Move

Like listening to music, putting your body in motion will build your energy levels.  Dance around the room, take a brisk walk or try a few jumping jacks to get the blood flowing.  If you’re worried what other people will think of you, go and find a private space.  Then tackle your task again, wide-awake and energized.

 Look Inside

Conversely, sometimes what you need is some quiet time. If you find your mind racing and yourself unable to concentrate on what you’re going, try meditation to slow things down.  Find a quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing.  Take deep breaths, nice and slow, and focus yourself on the present until you feel calm again.

 Reassess What’s Important

It might be you’re not getting things done because you no longer find the value in your goal.  If this seems to be the case, take some time to ask yourself some very crucial questions about why you’re on this journey. I t might be you either need to shift your goal to something else entirely or, at the very least, adjust the outcome to serve your present needs.

 

Do all this, and it’s good-bye self-sabotage, hello accomplishment.  Soon you’ll be more productive than ever!

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