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Bored of the Same Routine Every Day? This Is What You Can Do

Bored of the Same Routine Every Day? This Is What You Can Do

Inevitably, when you start adopting the plethora of productivity techniques ever created, something will happen: your life becomes rather routine. So, let me show you how you can stop being bored with the same routine every day.

Techniques such as the Pomodoro technique, time blocking, as well as the highly praised morning routine all get plenty of attention. What is more, the spectrum of time management techniques is spectacularly diverse.

Although, take the majority of these techniques, and you will find that they all have something in common:

Those productivity tips all add structure to your life in one way or another.

(Structure, here, is the key concept — without it, you would not get bored with your day-to-day dwellings.)

Indeed, I encourage the use of the Pomodoro technique and such, but please don’t mistake me for being contradictory.

Mixing structure and variety is a balancing act. Nonetheless, it is certainly something you cannot afford to ignore when conducting your daily planning.

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How to Develop Mental Discipline: Just Stop Thinking

How to Develop Mental Discipline: Just Stop Thinking

If you’re struggling to stay productive, you may be overthinking life. By thinking less, you will develop the mental discipline to break out of procrastination before it’s too late.

But you may be thinking,

“What do you mean — do I have to stop using my mind? How can I be productive if I can’t reason or use logic?”

If you’ve studied meditation to any extent, you will be familiar with the concept of a thinking mind and an observer. Between these two entities, there lies a crucial distinction.

Firstly, the intellectual mind is the part of you that uses logic. Also, it is always trying to explain, justify, rationalise, and reason.

The left brain is logical and the right creative. Develop mental discipline over these: stop thinking.

Indeed, these are all useful functions for human dominance, though, this part of the mind can be excessive; it is not turned off nearly as often as it should be.

Secondly, the observer is your awareness of the world — your consciousness. Not only does it include your experience of the five senses, but it allows you to observe your own (intellectual) mind.

Therefore, you are able to “listen to yourself” (in your head) and even argue with yourself — absurd!

Henceforth in this article, I will use this model to explain how mental stimulation affects productivity. This is based on reflections of my own experience, so think carefully about how you can incorporate this information into your own life.

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How to Increase Your Work Efficiency Right Now: Set a Timer!

How to Increase Your Work Efficiency Right Now: Set a Timer!

If you want to work with the utmost focus, you must have a timer ticking in your ear. Feel its regular, robotic rhythm. As a result of this artificial imprisonment, you will increase your work efficiency.

Even though it may sound utterly monotonous, living each day by the tick-tock of the productivity clock is rather blissful.

And that’s for a good reason, too.

Despite being aware of the Pomodoro technique (25-minute timer), I did not always take advantage of it. Instead, I worked long, laborious days with no foreseeable end.

Since then, I have timed my work habitually such that my work efficiency has increased dramatically.

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How to Make a Daily Schedule for Yourself (for the Most Productivity)

How to Make a Daily Schedule for Yourself (for the Most Productivity)

What is the best way to order and organise your daily activities for the perfect, productive day? Find out in this article how to make a daily schedule for yourself to study more for longer.

If you’ve ever attempted to create a daily schedule for yourself, you might have wondered:

“Where do I start?”

Of course, you could simply start shoving study and other work into an empty time table template. Although, this merely achieves a disorderly day of randomly sequenced activities.

To illustrate, how much thought did you put into it? If there’s no strategy for making your daily plans, it’s highly doubtful that it’s effective and productive.

Scheduling twelve hours of consecutive work is undeniably ridiculous. Equally, picking the wrong balance as a student—too much studying what you already know, for instance—is detrimental.

Additionally, blindly blending activities together without a strategy may mean that you won’t stick to your daily schedule.

When sustainability is key, you can’t afford twelves hours of consecutive, focused studying every day.

In this article, I will reveal my strategy for how to make a daily schedule for yourself that you can actually stick to. Let’s begin with the morning!

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My Top 10 Ways to Prevent Burnout That Will Make You Remarkable

My Top 10 Ways to Prevent Burnout That Will Make You Remarkable

Burnout is a mission-critical issue. However, luck has it that there are ways to prevent burnout before you succumb to your fatigue.

To clarify, it is the unfortunate result of overworking and excessively exerting barrels of willpower: the mental state whereby you are magically unable to be the most productive person you can be.

Therefore, you should manage your time wisely such that burnout is a mere non-issue.

Dealing with Study Burnout (Especially Before Exams)

As a student, burnout may be an ever more frightening problem for your mental health. Not to mention, your exam success.

So, you must take precautions to prevent burning out as a result of too much studying.

Of course, silently approaching you from the corner, exams put more and more pressure on you: your mental performance as well as your emotional management. After all, exam stress isn’t particularly uncommon.

Thanks to burnout, here’s the paradox: the more you study, the less able you are to study.

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Is It Possible for You to Be Productive All the Time? (Hint: Yes!)

Is It Possible for You to Be Productive All the Time? (Hint: Yes!)

What Does It Mean to Be Productive?

Before we discuss whether it is possible to be productive all the time (all day every day), what defines productivity? This is because I guarantee your definition of productivity will be different from mine.

In my eyes, I define productivity as follows:

The state of spending time wisely and as efficiently as possible, such that it serves one’s ideal goals.

As a result, productivity has a strong foundation in one’s ability to manage their time effectively; spending every second of every day sounds difficult, but I urge you to hang tight for now.

Also, note how my definition doesn’t explicitly pertain to 24 hours of intense work each day. In fact, it doesn’t even mention work at all!

It doesn’t even allude to results, but, rather, your goals.

And why is this? It is because productivity is more than just working hard and generating results. Conversely, productivity is when your time management strategy is in favour of:

  • Your short- and long-term happiness,
  • your overall life success
  • as well as your quality of life

To be productive all the time doesn’t equate to working painstaking 14-hour days and 100-hour weeks: above all, this contradicts happiness alongside your quality of life. It sounds like a shockingly sad life, despite any massive successes you may stumble upon.

It’s not possible to live an easy life, whilst being productive—sacrifice is a necessity. However, you can choose to be strategic with your time, studying hard and living happily.

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