4 Ways To Be More Productive Today!

Having productive work habits makes your boss happier of your work and lowers down your stress levels. When you’re more focused on simply getting things done, you start feeling exhausted, scattered and stressed. However, if you’re engaged in doing what you’re doing, the doing process relieves you of the stress and make you more productive!

So how can we adopt this “engaged productivity” in our lives to face our distractions, and our low-level urgency anxiety?

Here are five simple things you can do to make today more productive.

#1 Write a To-Do List

I am not asking you to write a long list of “101 things to do today”. Just set 3-5 goals you need to complete before you take a break. That doesn’t mean you may not get more done, but it may take the pressure off to shove in as much as possible. Also the feeling of striking through an item with a pen is often so satisfying and may act as an incentive when you get something done.

#2 Clear off distractions

Before you start your work for the day, be sure to clear off your desk, shut done all unimportant tabs on your computer, turn off/silent your phone, and close your door if your workspace has one. Keep the stuff that will catch your eye or ear or pull your thoughts away from what you are doing away from your reach.

#3 Take Breaks

I know focusing too much can drain a lot of energy and doing too much for a long-time may make your productive day unproductive. To save your day be sure to break down your goal into 25-minute intervals with at least 5 minutes of breaks. During this break, you could stand up and stretch, close your eyes and take deep breaths, look out the window, Jog in place or use the restroom (well, without stopping to talk with that beautiful/handsome co-worker). Also after completion of a goal, give yourself a bigger break where you can grab a bite to eat, check emails, reply to calls, etc.

#4 Reward Yourself

No matter how long it took be sure to take time and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. It’s important to reward yourself, it acts as a motivation to do the next task of the day. Additionally, be sure to reflect on your day and list down the things that worked and what didn’t. It may help you to plan your goals better for the next day. Reflection may not only increase your future productivity, but will also give your brain time to de-stress.

Relax, don’t be so hard on yourself… Keeping working on yourself every day! Master the Day to Master your Life!

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Day 15 – Blog-a-photo Challenge I Monument

The city of Hyderabad well known for its famous Hyderabadi biryani is also famous for Charminar.  It is the Landmark of the city. It was erected in 1591 by Quli Qutb Shah when he shifted the capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. The monument is a perfect square shape building with Tall minarets at each corner. The Charminar is situated right in the heart of the city in between a busy market and thus is a huge attraction for the tourists.

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Act of kindness – #HappySunday

We live in such a high-pressure world that sometimes we forget some very important things as we rush from one busy day to the next. One thing that is often forgotten is taking time to be kind. It sounds like such a simple idea that you might think, “That’s not true, I always take time to be kind.” Maybe you do, but most likely kindness could be a bigger part of your day and your life. You will probably find that by making a conscious effort to perform daily acts of kindness, you will make a difference in many lives. You might be surprised to find that the biggest difference you make is in your own life. The simple act of bringing a smile to someone’s face can create a spark of joy in your heart that will change the way you see the world.

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” Emma Goldman

Remember, when you perform an act of kindness, you shouldn’t expect to be paid or to receive anything for what you do. Sadly, some people might not even say thank you, but this doesn’t negate what you have done. The act itself should be its own reward.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” Princess Diana

The possibilities are really endless and as varied as the people you meet in your life. If you are looking for a way to be kind and fill a need, you will rarely have to look very far.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

 

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Day 14 – Blog-a-photo Challenge I Art

Painting has been for a long time an incredible expression of the most inner feelings, a personalized display of the multiple ways we can perceive the world surrounding us through our eyes, with multiple deductible and traceable overall lines and topics present at the same time all over the world. Painting on wall is a great way to make a one-of-a-kind piece, making a unique work of art, and the smooth surface makes it an ideal canvas.

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#FridayFotoFiction Week 14 – The Abandoned House

 

The windows are dark. Paints have chipped and faded. Life has left its mark on this abandoned house. There are whispers in the air talking about ghosts of past from the people who lived here in this house. The roof has caved in allowing rain to wet the inner squeaky floors squealing in anguish. Shadows meander room to room. Life for them wasn’t fair who lived in this house. Uncared for within the neighbourhood, the weeds have grown near the house. It has been colored in murkiness where shades of willow tree hang down trying to veil the abandoned house.

Total Word count: 100

 

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