In this article, I’d like to share with you 3 practical tips to help you get things done even if you’re feeling tired.
Hack #1: Pre-establish a small version of the task
Most of us fall into the pitfall of complexity, and trying to do things too hardly, because it feels like we are into something.
But here’s the biggest pitfall of all! What happens when you are down, or tired?
Well, most of us don’t do nothing, find an excuse to skip the task because of lack of energy or I need to feel better about myself, then I’m going to get it done.
Instead of falling into this mental trap, create a small version of the task, the routine, or the habit you want to do. Regardless of how you feel, you can do it.
Like currently, I’m building the habit of being grateful before I go to bed, one tricky thing I did that helped me to stick with it for about 10 days straight, is I write only One thing that I’m truly grateful in my whiteboard.
- You want to go to the gym, but you’re too tired? Exercise at home for 5 minutes.
- You can’t walk for 30 minutes? Go out and walk for 2 minutes.
The point is to get the momentum going regardless of the size of the task. Also this strategy is called “don’t block the chain”.
Hack #2: Create a burning “Why”
The idea of having a meaning behind what you’re trying to achieve things is incredibly helpful in a situation like this.
When you associate a meaning, or a “why” to what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll be more compelled to take action, because that will take over whatever feeling, or pain you’re going through.
Set with yourself, and engage a really honest conversation with yourself to determine which direction you want to go, and why you’re doing what you’re doing. Reflect on that.
And also think about the pain that you’ll endure if you don’t get the thing done, and what are the repercussions as a result. Also that could be helpful.
Hack #3: It’s time to take a break
Depending of the level of tiredness, or what’s causing it, probably your body is screaming: “I’m so exhausted, and I need a break”.
Sometimes we get caught up on what’s next, always going after it, thinking work, work, work, and we think that’s the right way of doing things to be successful, and achieve our goals. Totally wrong!
I noticed the best productivity hack is deliberate breaks or purposeful breaks.
Just go for a long walk, go to nature, invite some friends to set and talk around a coffee table, or take a 2 or 3 days retreat.
You’ll be amazed how productive you’ll be after that. Not only that, you’re craft will good, you’re focus will be sharpened, and you’ll get the outcome a lot faster.
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Ali Ounassi, Founder Of BestProductivityTips.com