Let’s be honest: 2020 was a tough year for the entire world. It was tough for business owners, artists, medical professionals, and “essential workers” that had to deal with a deadly pandemic. While COVID-19 might not have completely subsided, the truth is that millions of individuals around the world are trying to figure out what they can do to make 2021 better.
Many of them want to rebuild relationships and friendships that may have suffered the year before. Others might want to pursue passions and hobbies that they may have abandoned over the past year. Here are some suggestions on how to ensure that your 2021 is as productive as possible, no matter what you do or where you are.
Be More Mindful
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, and it’s important to think about your personality before you think about how to be “more present” in your life. Many people love yoga and the relaxation that it provides, but it might not be for everyone. While exercise and diet are important to physical and mental health, what are some other ways that you can think about mindfulness?
It might be best to schedule a 15-minute meditation sometime during the day. You don’t even have to choose when or where it happens. If you can’t meditate first thing in the morning, consider closing your eyes and meditating on your lunch break – or before you go to sleep. Meditation has so many benefits that it’s impossible to ignore, and it can help you become more productive this year.
Find A Method That Works For You
We all want to be the best version of ourselves, but sometimes we cannot do it alone. That’s why we might turn to a personal trainer to help us get back in shape, because it motivates us to be better and become more fit.
Similarly, you should do the same with productivity. Some cool business apps could help you approach work in a more productive way, which could potentially help you get a promotion or increase the revenue of your business. It might not be easy, but tracking the way that you spend your time and holding yourself accountable can definitely make you more productive than ever before.
One Thing At A Time
It can be tempting to tackle the day on the first thing in the morning, and dive headfirst into ten different projects that are all important to you. However, if you want to remain productive – this is a terrible way to go about it. You might think that you are incredible at multitasking, but this almost always is a bad decision.
The best strategy here is to tackle the hardest thing first, and make sure that it is done correctly. This will give you the momentum and motivation to continue checking off the day’s checklist, and many productivity experts will tell you that focusing on the most important task is key. What’s the catch here? You must decide what task is the most “important”, and why.