So Many Things to Do in So Little Time! – How to Get Things Done Effectively
We all have a busy life. Aside from the affiliate marketing, we are working on; some have a daily job, others raise their children. I also have another business to cover our living cost. That business heavily involves physical activities (and more you do more you make, but if you don’t do, you won’t make money that kind of thing…) so every day I come back home, I get so tired. I sat down in front of my computer, but not only my body is exhausted, but also my mind is blocked. There are many tasks in Super Affiliate challenge. So many things to do in so little time, and my body and mind are not keeping up! Do you have the same feeling? How can we get things done effectively?
Spend Time to Do Something Else
I don’t know about you, but when I have so many things to get done promptly, I tend to do my best to squeeze my tasks to fit my schedule. With stress and tiredness, the things don’t move fast enough, and then I get more stressed out… I have been through this frustration for quite some time. Then I decided to go to the different approach: to spend the time to do something else instead of work on my “must-do” tasks. Giving up my precious time to do something else! I felt crazy, but I tested it out. Actually, my productivity got a lot better. It is not really how long you work on your project. It is how efficiently you can get it done in short period.
If you take care of yourself first, your brain gets enough rest to focus more when you do some work. Here are some suggestions:
I do one-hour meditation a day. First I felt it was too much of my time to spend when I have only a few hours a day to work on my online business. However, the result has been amazing. My mind is completely clear, and I can focus more. The article here shows how meditation makes you more productive. By increasing our capacity to resist destructions and urges.
Try to find even 20-30 min to stay still and meditate. You will see the great results.
Exercise enhances not only physically but also mentally. This article explains that mitochondria, one of the components in our cells and referred as “power plant” produce the chemical that our body use as energy, known as ATP. So when we exercise, our body produces more ATP and in turn, give us more energy to our body as well as our brain.
Besides the scientific explanation, I know having a bit sweat clear and refresh my mind. Go outside and take a walk, or go to the gym to get on the treadmill for 30-45 min.
Yesterday I was so exhausted that I could not even sit one hour meditating. My mind was too tired to stay awake. It was only 7:00 pm and I did not do anything that I was supposed to do for Super Wealthy Affiliate challenge, but I decided to go to sleep. I was planning to take a “power nap” for one hour or so but ended up sleeping till next morning. Well, instead of feeling guilty of not getting anything done, how much refreshing feeling I got! In fact, this blog came to my mind after I had a long sleep. You can also do a “power nap” for 30 min or so in the middle of the day. You will feel like you slept all night.
I am sure there are a lot more ways to spend time for yourself to increase your productivity. What these three have in common is that you keep your mind away from your pressure of “must-do” tasks. You may feel like saying, “I don’t have time for that!” but you should have time for that. When you feel you have so many things in so little time, take such little time away from things to do, and give it to yourself. You will see how much you get things done effectively!