How to be More Productive | 3 MORE Productivity Tips

How to be More Productive | 3 MORE Productivity Tips


What’s going on guys? Alex Oda here and I want to hit you with three
more productivity tips to help you gain more free time during your busy work week. And just as a heads up, I have that free case
study available for download in the video description below, that shows you how I gained
13 hours of productive free time during my work week. So, free for download in the video description
below. Let’s jump into this. Tip number 1 is to combat decision fatigue. So what is decision fatigue? Decision fatigue is the idea that throughout
the course of the day, we make worse and worse decisions because our brains become naturally
more tired and we are not thinking as critically. That being said, because of decision fatigue,
it generally makes sense to place your most decisions at the beginning of the day, as
opposed to the end of the day. At the end of the day, we’re generally more
tired, we’re not thinking as critically, and we’re more prone to making lackluster
mistakes. AS a result, one of my big tips is to combat
decision fatigue by placing your critical decisions and your most important decisions
at the beginning of the day. Tip number two is to group your physically
demanding and your mentally demanding tasks together. So when I say a physically demanding task,
I mean examples of doing chores around the house, running around and getting groceries
– just basic housework. In addition to that, we also have mentally
driven tasks. Maybe you have a ton of emails you have to
go through, maybe you have work you need to review, or maybe you’re evaluating some
business decisions and web services. When you group those tasks together, you’re
actually expending your energy more efficiently. Think about it this way. An object in motion stays in motion and an
object at rest stays at rest – so, we’re going to take a little hint from physics. When we’re already up and moving doing all
of our physical tasks, it’s easier for us to stay locked in and in that frame of mind
to continue completing other physical chores. Alternatively, once we sit down and we’re
locked in mentally, it makes sense to maintain that level of efficiency and stay locked into
any mental tasks that we may have. If we’re going back and forth from a mental
task, to a physical task, to a mental task, we’re actually expending more energy and
more effort in order to switch our frame of mind and say hey, I got to get up off this
couch, run around the house, and do something. Or hey, I need to slow down, sit down, and
review some email. Essentially, it makes sense to reuse our energy
as efficiently as possible – so if you’re already up and moving, it’s easier to stay
up and moving, and if you’re seated and locked in mentally onto tasks, it makes sense
to group those tasks together. So that’s tip number 2 guys, group your
physically demanding and mentally demanding tasks all in one place, that way you’re
not switching back and forth and expending energy to ramp yourself up and do something
new. So tip number 3 is to make downtime the absolute
last thing that you do at the end of the day. And I’m sure we’re all guilty of this
– we have a busy day at work and we say we have a ton of things to do when we get
back to our houses, or we have places to go. But as soon as we get home, we sit on the
couch, or we lay in bed, and it’s game over. It’s a lot harder to get up, it’s a lot
harder to get out, and moving. And as a result, we end up wasting a ton of
time, because we become less productive, we sit on the couch, and we essentially crash. And we’re going to steal another note again
from that second tip: an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest, stays
at rest. So if you’re already up and moving and used
to having a busy day, try to sustain that as long as possible and by the time you shower
or jst sit on the couch and lay in bed, you should be completely done with everything
you needed to do for the rest of that day. Remember guys, really take advantage of that
momentum – because the underlying theme of this video is, once we have the momentum
going, we want to utilize that to our fullest potential. And the moment you really stop it, it’s
going to be a lot harder to rev yourself up. So as a reminder, make downtime the absolute
last thing you need to do at the end of the day – make sure you got all of your busy
tasks out of the way, and make sure you finish doing what you need to do. Alright guys, there you have it – three
quick and easy additional productivity tips to help you stay locked in and productive
during your workweek. If you liked what you heard, go ahead and
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a weekly basis to help you guys rev up the productivity and bump up the efficiency. If you guys have an additional tip that I
might have missed, go ahead and throw that in the comments section below, I’ll be reading
all of the comments, joining in the discussion, and I will see you all next week.

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