Methods of Identifying the Factors Slowing Your Productivity Down
Since the start of quarantine, many of us have had a difficult time trying to be productive.
12:08 19 January 2021
We can’t blame ourselves for doing so. With certain events happening around us everyday, and the fact that there is so much time in a day- it can really take a toll on someone. Now that everything is somewhat going back to “normal”, everyone is going back to work. Though this can be a good thing, it won’t be shocking for some of us to find it difficult to get out of bed. Months have passed and we’ve gotten used to certain habits that kept us from being productive. But what are these habits that have kept us from doing anything?
- Life Events
- Lack of Interest
- Lack of Energy
- An Isolated Environment
- Lack of Direction
- Lack of Sense of Self
- Technological Distractions
- Waking Up Late
- No Self Control
- No Routine
- Lack of Sense of Urgency
- Lack of Organization Skills
- Mental Illnesses
Ways to Be Productive
If you have been experiencing those stated above, it is time to get yourself together. Unproductivity sounds great a few times, but when it becomes a bad habit, that’s when you need to realign with yourself and be self aware of your actions. One thing we can recommend to steer away from unproductivity is to read a book. The Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is a book that can help with productivity. The atlas shrugged summary is basically a novel about Rand’s ideas about the human condition and human greatness. In this book he tackles very helpful tips that you can implement in your life. Though this list tackles a lot of the contents of the book, we advise that you read it yourself.
- Surround yourself with productive people
Surrounding yourself with productive people is one of the best ways to keep yourself productive as well. Seeing people around you work can ultimately motivate you to get things done! You wouldn’t want to be the only person doing random things in the background, right? If you are also surrounded with unproductive people and want to get things moving, Rand suggests to call these people out and motivate them as well.
- Have a simple goal
Having multiple goals is great. But to get started on productivity, you must set one big goal for you to achieve. Setting multiple goals can be overwhelming and this can cause feelings of doubt and discouragement. Don’t make your life complicated. Map out what you want and cut back on complex goals. Once you’ve started, that’s when you can implement more and more goals.
- Live with a purpose
What is your purpose? In life? In your household? In your field of work? In friendships and relationships? Identifying the factors which make up your purpose can easily motivate you to get up and do something for yourself or others.
- Seeking validation from yourself
A factor of unproductivity are thoughts created in your brain from people who put you down. It is time to stop tolerating these people. If you let them control your life, it won’t be easy to feel motivated to do anything. Be your own cheerleader and cheer yourself on full of positivity.
- Add value to the world
Once you have found your purpose, think of ways you can add value to the world. Rather than scrolling through your phone screen complaining about world problems, be a bigger person and help in whichever way you can to make the world a better place.