There is always room for improvement. This is particularly true in our lives. People are still on the lookout for tips and hacks to better their daily routines, home, and work tasks. After all, we can learn a thing or two from experts and other people. It is often wise to share notes with other people who share the same concerns and interests as you. Make this year a better year by trying out these hacks to make life a little bit easier. carepractice.com/ made some recommendations on this too.
Hard task first
Starting something is often the hardest part of the job; however once, the person overcomes this. Everything else is pretty smooth sailing. Procrastination is the crime of everyone but kicking the habit will mean productive days and ticking off more tasks in your daily do to lists. It’s like picturing what Erika Martinez, PsyD used to say, “You have to get really clear with yourself first about what’s motivating you when you agree to do someone else a favor.”
Visualize before you buy
Do you have problems as an impulsive shopper? Do you spend money beyond your means and bank account? Have you accumulated debt because you often purchase “wants”? An effective strategy for some people is using visualization. What they do is visualize the cash on one hand and the item on the other hand. Others opt by converting the amount of the object into its value in time; calculate how many hours you need to work to get the item.
Bring homemade snacks
To save money and, to provide you with better food option, bring healthy meals to school or work. If you feel hunger pangs but don’t want to eat your snacks then most probably, you are just bored and not hungry. Also, try drinking first before eating your meals since the body identifies thirst and hunger as one. These are just suggestions but it is best to know that healthy eating plans are not one size fits all solution. Research suggests that an essential factor in a diet is finding a routine that you enjoy. But of course, “A balanced diet that includes lots of fiber helps keep your gut system running efficiently by helping to support a more diverse gut microbiome.” says John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Think it through before hitting the send button
Sometimes we reply impulsively to emails that get on to our nerves. The problem is when we hit the send button, we feel that we just triggered a nuclear war to start and wished we can retrieve it back. The good thing is you can prevent this from happening. If you are using Gmail, tweak the settings and set the “undo send”. This will allow you 30 seconds to edit the content of your email before sending it. If you are using Outlook, the retract or recall settings in the sent folder is available.
Challenge to Compare Your Inner Self
Comparing yourself to others can either bring negative or positive effects on your success rate. Psychologists state that when you start comparing yourself to others, you destined to fail. Instead of choosing this treacherous path, try to revisit a memory of yourself several years ago and compare it to the present time. You will be surprised that the feelings you are developing are inspirational and motivates you to do more than sulk on the successes of other people. Remember, “The best progress happens when you apply what you’ve learned outside that setting, in your real life.” Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D. said
Immediately finish those 60 seconds tasks
Follow the 60 seconds rule to become productive. Quickly accomplishing these small works will make you feel calmer and energetic; thus, directing your energy to more important matters.
Try waking up early by doing something you enjoy once you wake up
It can be self-indulging activities such as having a hearty breakfast or reviewing the current fashion trends over Lifestyle channel, and this helps you to develop a habit of waking up early.
Though famous as a pasta sauce, this productivity skill was introduced by an Italian entrepreneur Francesco Cirillo. The strategy aims to break down your tasks into intervals and allot specific time on it until you have accomplished them. There are designated breaks too to make your work less tedious.