10 ways to be energetic and more productive


1. The principle of one minute.

This can be useful for those who find it difficult to force themselves to do monotonous work. The Japanese developed the technique of “kaizen”, which involves a person doing a certain job for 1 minute. But it is necessary to do it every day at the same time. Indeed, in 1 minute you can endure a lot. As a result, you feel less stressed, relieve feelings of helplessness and feel like a winner. Inspired by a sense of success, you will feel more energized. Start increasing this time gradually until you reach the desired duration.

2. The rule of three breaths.

This method is effective when there is not enough energy to start doing a certain job. Tell yourself that after 3 slow deep breaths you will take action. In this simple exercise, visualize your first activity. After the third exhalation you will feel a lot of vigor and energy.

3. Imagine that you have a great mood.

At first glance, this method seems strange. But in fact it is very effective. Often our laziness and apathy are due to a bad mood and thoughts. Try to fool your brain: think for a few minutes that everything is fine and that you are already happy. You will immediately notice how your well-being improves. And in a good mood you can get to work.

4. Make your morning productive.

Our work day often consists of small but completely uninteresting tasks. They are not fun, so you do not want to solve them. Most often, such cases are postponed. Try to schedule these tasks for the morning. In the morning, the brain copes with them easier and faster. As your to-do list begins to shrink, you will feel a surge of energy with which you can confidently tackle big tasks.

5. Stop thinking, start acting.

This rule applies to long-term projects. When a person realizes that he is faced with a difficult task, he begins to mentally work out all possible solutions, assess possible risks and look for ways to avoid them. Some people even try to listen to other people’s opinions. Of course, if in doubt, you will not be able to get down to business. So, start acting immediately, start with small tasks. Consider all the steps, follow them and analyze the result.

6. Don’t put things off until tomorrow.

If you don’t follow this advice, your “tomorrow” will be the busiest day of the week. If you want to put your business in order, do it now. After all, tomorrow you will have new cases and urgent cases that also need to be resolved. Even if it’s evening, just start doing things today. Tomorrow it will be easier for you to finish what you started than to fight with yourself again.

7. Reward yourself.

Any work must be paid. So, while working, try to entertain yourself. After completing one step of the task or several tasks from the list, allow yourself to relax. Drink a cup of fragrant tea with buns to help yourself be energetic and productive.

8. Allow yourself to be lazy from time to time.

Man is not a mechanism that can work without interruption. So sometimes allow yourself to do what you really like (for example, lie on the couch). The main thing is that it does not become your usual way of life. Turn lazy days into a nice bonus, for example, after completing a big project or completing a difficult task.

9. Get some sleep.

Healthy sleep is physiologically necessary for a person and is an important condition for physical and mental health. In a dream a person spends about a third of his life. Therefore, this part of our lives needs close attention and care to keep sleep healthy. Only after you get enough sleep do you feel the energy and ability to complete any task.

10. Take Artvigil or Armod.

These medications are indirect dopamine receptor agonists that prevents the reuptake of this type of neurotransmitter, increasing its presence in the brain. This increases your wakefulness, clarity of thinking, and concentration which allows you to tackle and accomplish your tasks much more easily.