We all know the satisfaction we derive when we have a productive day. There’s this inner joy that radiates within you when you accomplish all or to an extent a great percentage of that which you planned to accomplish.
However, the repulsive feeling you get when you are not able to meet half way a day’s plan is what you should avoid.
The following tips are the don’ts you should avoid to help you turn your day into a productive one.
1. Don’t joke with having a good sleep a night before
If you want your day to be good, then you must begin by having a good sleep. Good sleep is not determined by the hours of sleep but by the quality of sleep. You can have eight hours of sleep and still wake up tired, thereby disrupting your plans for the next day, you can also sleep for just five hours and have a quality sleep. The goal is to get the right sleep required. If you want to have a productive morning till evening, then get a proper night’s sleep the night before. Research has it that many people suffer restless nights with interrupted sleep. When you are deprived of sleep, your productivity level decreases.
Charlene Tops a blogger, in her article wrote that, ‘’A key element that is preventing many from getting a good night’s rest is the use of electronics. The human body naturally produces melatonin, which aids in sleeping, this can be gravely affected by bright lights. Begin to practice shutting off all modes of electronics for at least one hour before bedtime and see how this will aid in better sleep, and ultimately, more productive days.’’
2. Don’t delay your plans for the next day
One of the good things you can do for yourself to have a productive day is to plan ahead your task for the next day. It will help you to avoid unproductive days. You can plan a night before. Some successful men and women plan a week before. If you researched their lives, you will discover that early planning and preparation is part of their secrets to success.
Charlene Tops, said to avoid unproductive mornings, ‘’Don’t wait till morning to choose what clothes you will wear that day. Instead, pick out what you will wear, as well as, any shoes and accessories the night before. When morning comes you won’t have to waste precious time pulling things out of your closet and deciding last minute what to wear. You will have ample time to make sure everything is clean, neat, and arranged to your liking. No more rushing around in the morning to find something to wear. You will feel much more prepared to start your day by taking these steps.
Charlene advised that one should not wait till morning to make your “to-do” list and also plan for lunch, instead she said, set your lists of goals and tasks the night before. When morning comes you will wake up with direction and as well will be able to start the day off quicker, easier and the end result will be productive.
3. Don’t be distracted, stick to the plan
To make your day is a productive one, then you must avoid all forms of distractions. Make your plans and stick to them. Other things that were not planned for, may probably come up. It is important you finish up with the essential parts of your to do lists, before attending to others, except on emergencies. Certain things like social media, checking of mails can be a great deal of distractions, try as much as possible to avoid them until after your plans for the day have been executed.
4. Don’t Skip Breakfast
The most important meal of the day is the breakfast, yet so many persons miss having it. To have a productive day, you should never avoid breakfast. Breakfast will keep you energized and ready for the day’s activities.
5. Don’t Mis-manage time
Time is very precious, therefore every second of it should be valued. What you do with your time counts and adds to you. Avoid procrastinating and spending time on frivolities.
6. Don’t go to the office with anger
To have a productive day, avoid getting angry before leaving the house for your work place or business area.
7. Don’t arrive late to work
One of the distractions you can get in trying to achieve a productive day is arriving your place of work late or getting to a venue late. Try as much as possible to resume earlier than your colleagues. It will give you the opportunity to prepare and plan quite on time without any form of distractions.