10 PRACTICAL WAYS TO HAVING A FULFILLED DAY
- PLAN FOR THE NEXT DAY BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.
The last thing to be done before you go to bed each night is prayer, but before you pray you must ensure that you plan for the next day. Most people get disappointed or wished they had more time to achieve what they actually wanted to achieve for the day because they did not plan for the day. It is advisable to get a note pad, diary or jotter where you would be jotting down your plans for the next day. You must list the plans according to how important they are and how much time you intend on achieving this plans.
- DROP THE REGRET AND PAIN OF THE DAY BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.
Let’s imagine you wake up 6am every morning, which is when your day actually starts and every minute is essential in achieving all you want to achieve. Pains of yesterday affect the productivity of today, so avoid unnecessary carryovers of pain and regrets. Make conscious efforts to ensure that you settle disturbing issues that would eat deep into your time tomorrow before you close your today.
- WAKE UP EARLY.
This is one habit successful people never break away from. The perfect time to start your day is early in the morning. Wake up, do some exercise, freshen up, eat something nice, review your plans and get to work. Remember, it’s not just about waking up early but ensuring that you start working on your plans early enough.
- ATTEND TO CRUCIAL PLANS AT YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE HOUR.
We all have our most productive hours; this is the time when we tend to be more productive, more creative and more composed. At this time we don’t get distracted easily and the energy and enthusiasm needed to perform well is always at its peak. This is the time when it’s best to do the plans that are most paramount on your list because at this time you would be able to put in your best to ensure that you get the maximum result needed.
- NOTE DOWN WHAT DISTRACTS YOU AND AVOID THEM.
There are different forms of distractions and it is always best to discover which affects you and how you can overcome such distractions so that you can concentrate more on your work. This could be your mobile phone, your gadgets, you laptop, FIFA 14, that season film or your relationship partner. Always turn off these distractions when you are busy with your plans or they would make you achieve less.
- FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE.
The only thing you would probably achieve trying to do a thousand and one things at the same time is nothing. Focus on one particular plan and don’t pick up another plan unless you are satisfied with the result you have gotten from the task you are working on currently. Take it easy with yourself, if you focus and concentrate on one thing at a time, you would achieve all you need to achieve for the day. Don’t pile unnecessary pressure on yourself.
- TAKE A BREAK.
All work and no play they say makes you not only dull, but bored, stressed and worked out. You need to get refreshed, you need to get your energy back, you need to get fired up back, you need to get some rest, you need to take your time to attend to those things that would have distracted you when you were at work. This is the perfect time to do all these, and remember never miss this moment.
- DON’T PROCRASTINATE.
Procrastination is the process of deliberately not doing a particular plan at the appropriate time it is supposed to be done. Procrastination is one of the easiest things to do and it has been confirmed that what you procrastinate today would definitely be procrastinated tomorrow. Procrastination is the best friend of the lazy; don’t give the thought of procrastinating any of your plans a shot at all.
- WORK WITH TIME.
Remember you have about 15 to 19 hours in a day to achieve all you want to achieve, so you have to keep to the time you set for each plan. If you believe you can use 2 hours to complete a task, work on completing the task within two hours. This would be achievable if you can follow the steps that have been listed above.
10. MOTIVATE YOURSELF WHILE WORKING.
In one of my articles, four simple steps to moving to the success level, I explained the importance of motivating yourself while you are working. Look for what makes you happy and incorporate it into your day. When you are about to start work on your plans, ensure that you do things that make you happy and satisfied. Remember, happy people accomplish all their plans. Let your happiness work for you.
Welcome to a world of Performance Productivity and Efficiency.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin (SEA).